Low electricity prices are sapping the profits of power-plant operators.
Companies that sell electricity to utilities, such as Dynegy Corp., Calpine Corp and NRG Energy Inc., reported slim profits or losses in the third quarter, as they contend with wholesale power prices that have fallen in recent years along with the price of natural gas.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.