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Posted May 6, 2014

Government data shows consumers benefit from
competitive electricity markets

An analysis of data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration conducted by the COMPETE Coalition found that consumers in states with competitive electricity markets generally pay lower prices for electricity than they did 17 years ago, while consumers in states without competitive markets pay more.

The study looked at electricity prices between 1997 and 2013; 1997 was chosen as the starting point because it marks the beginning of electricity restructuring and the start of customer choice.

Adjusted for inflation, consumers in states that offer retail electricity choice paid 3.6 percent less than in 1997, while consumers in traditionally regulated states paid 8.2 percent more.

The COMPETE Coalition is 763 electricity stakeholders — customers, suppliers, generators, transmission owners, trade associations, technology innovators, environmental organizations and economic development corporations — all of whom support well-structured competitive electricity markets for the benefit of our country.




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PDF Government data shows consumers benefit from competitive electricity markets - May 2014
PDF U.S. U.S. District Court sides with PPL, invalidating New Jersey law subsidizing power plant construction - October 2013
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PDF How Consumers are Benefitting, and Will Continue to Benefit from Competitive Electricity Markets - March 2013 
PDF COMPETE - December 2012 
PDF National report shows PA residents benefit from electric choice - December 17, 2012 
PDF ABACCUS - 2012 - December 17, 2012 
PDF PJM capacity auction clears, subsidies harm market and cost customers - June 22, 2012 
PDF New Jersey Solar Energy Legislation - June 7, 2012 
PDF L. Gene Alessandrini Testimony - March 21, 2012 
PDF Letter to Governor Markell - March 13, 2012 
PDF PPL EnergyPlus warns against state-subsidized generation - February 16, 2012
PDF Letter On Offshore Wind - February 13, 2012    
PDF Risk of Maryland policy - November 23, 2011                                                 
PDF Upward trend in energy prices - September 26, 2011                                                
PDF Market meets summer demand - August 29, 2011
PDF Economics prevail in PJM - June 6, 2011
PDF Default rates dropping - May 2, 2011
PDF Declining wholesale energy prices benefit customers - March 8, 2011
PDF PPL challenges NJ law - March 7, 2011
PDF NJ law will damage market - January 25, 2011
PDF More customers shopping - November 11, 2010
PDF Choice growing as prices drop- May 13, 2010
PDF Maryland got it right - January 25, 2010
PDF Maryland energy policy- September 25, 2009
PDF Wholesale prices falling- June 2, 2009
PDF Default supply procurements - March 9, 2009

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