From E&E News:

But Josiah Neeley, Texas director for the free market-oriented R Street Institute, said he thinks the bill marks a step in the wrong direction even though electric transmission competition has been limited in Texas.

“There’s been a move in the direction of greater competition in that area throughout the United States,” Neeley said. “And the bill kind of rolls back and freezes in place a noncompetitive system, which I don’t think is good for Texas consumers in the long run.”