The decisions of an RTO executive may be more dispositive of the important questions of electricity policy than the pronouncements of, say, a typical governor, legislature, or state utility commission.
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- “R Street Policy Study No. 180: Problems in Electricity Market Governance: An Assessment”: https://www.rstreet.org/2019/08/30/r-street-policy-study-no-180-problems-in-electricity-market-governance-an-assessment/
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