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Montana’s Experience Augments PSC Review of Electric Deregulation Results

LANSING, Mich.— A case study by Public Sector Consultants Inc. (PSC) of a fourth state that undertook deregulation of its electric market found widespread dissatisfaction in Montana with the consequences. The result could affect the course of debate over electric deregulation legislation pending at the Michigan State Capitol, said an author of the report. “We found that Montana went in …

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Electric deregulation: a failed experiment

Did you know that over the last 14 years, no state has deregulated electricity? That’s right. Since 2000, there has been a strong national trend away from deregulation. States like Virginia, Arizona, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada and California have all turned away from deregulation since 2000, because it jeopardizes reliability and affordability for customers. Montana recently reregulated its electric market …

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Deregulation promises “rung hollow” in Montana

[...] When the old Montana Power Co. came to lawmakers in 1997 with a plan to offer consumers a multitude of choices for cheap power, deregulation was seen as inevitable. But the power turned out to be far more expensive, and the other promises made that year quickly rung hollow. It is one of the most notorious business stories in …

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