Op-ed: APPA Opinion on Electric Rates Misses Mark, Retail Choice Better For Customers: Academics

A recent study released by the American Public Power Association (APPA) concludes that, “between 1997 and 2018, increases in retail electric prices in states with deregulated electric markets and regulated states were about the same, though with a slightly higher percentage increase in regulated states.” An APPA staffer summarized the results as simply: deregulation has not achieved its intended results.

In fact, the opposite is true: state regulation is no longer achieving its intended results. In other words, competition is protecting consumers just as well as state regulators…

Read the full op-ed as it was published by Utility Drive.

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