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Whitepaper: Electricity Deregulation Puts Pressure On The Transmission Network And Increases Its Cost

by Consumer Federation of AmericaJan 01, 2008

Many experts are beginning to admit that a substantial part of upgrade costs are caused by need to support the increased strain on system that occurs in the deregulated electricity markets that policymakers have been struggling to create in the past decade. Based upon almost two decades of analysis of the faltering effort to deregulate electricity markets, this paper outlines the reasons why Congress should pass reliability-only electricity bill and put its deregulation agenda on hold.