Business Groups Sound Off on Utility Ballot Proposal

Two of Florida’s largest business associations put out statements condemning the freedom of choice measure

Carbon-Free Energy by 2045 Is Goal of Legislation Introduced in Washington

“The goal of this policy is to send a signal to the market that we want to be clean in 25 years without compromising reliability,” said Lauren McCloy, senior policy advisor on energy to Gov. Jay Inslee.

Petition Seeks to Get Rejected Energy Choice Proposal on 2020 Ballot

Residential and business ratepayers could save as much as $7.5 billion a year by 2030 if Florida joins 18 other states and the District of Columbia in untangling its utility regulations to generate competition in wholesale and retail electric markets.

[Updated] New York ISO: $5M Cyber Insurance Effective December 1

The data security agreement (DSA) requires ESCOs to hold cybersecurity insurance in the amount of $5 million per cybersecurity incident. The requirement is effective December 1, 2018, and is a change from an original proposal of twice as much cyber insurance.

U.S. Utilities Face Dramatic Change: Here's How To Succeed At Utility Business Model Reform

Utilities in the United States have adopted new responsibilities, and their century-old business model is struggling to accommodate growing policymaker and customer demands.

Lessons From Question 3 in Nevada

With more than $63 million dollars spent, Nevada Energy successfully maintained its monopoly status, denying the citizens of Nevada the right, 5 years in the future, to take control of their energy spend and future. Question 3 went down by roughly a 2-1 margin, despite the fact that, 2 years before, it had been approved by a nearly 3-1 margin.

RESA Issues Call for Choice and Accountability in Nevada

In response to the defeat of Question 3 in Nevada, the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) has issued a call for energy choice and accountability in the state.

Big Money Defeats Question 3 in Nevada

A landmark campaign ended in a landmark defeat on Tuesday as Nevadans voted by more than two-thirds to defeat ballot Question 3. The constitutional amendment, which would have ended NV Energy’s monopoly on the state’s electricity market and created a competitive energy market, had previously passed in 2016, with more than 75 percent of voters approving the measure.

Maximizing The Benefits Of Saying "Yes" To Question 3

This is the third and final part of a three-part series examining the potential impacts if Nevada approves Question 3 on November 6, 2018.

An Answer in 3 Parts: Understanding the Impact of Question 3 in Nevada

This is the second of a three-part series analyzing some of the critical issues as Nevadans vote on whether to open their retail electricity market to competition or maintain the current monopolistic structure. The first piece looked at the economic benefits, or lack thereof, each side is claiming in trying to make its case. With the variability of fuel costs and demand, the straightforward question of whether competition will result in higher or lower rates cannot be answered with a firm yes or no, despite the claims by both sides. One thing this initial analysis revealed, however, is that the soft economic benefits, e.g. job creation as new market participants enter Nevada, will only be realized if Question 3 is approved.