From Washington Examiner:

A CALL FOR ELECTRIC REFORM: Recent utility scandals in Ohio and Illinois are not isolated but rather demonstrative of the “perverse incentive structure of monopoly utility regulation,” according to a paper Wednesday by the R Street Institute.

Authors Devin Hartman and Mike Haugh say Ohio and Illinois have begun shifting competitive electricity markets, but have done so “incompletely.”

“The Illinois and Ohio utility scandals highlight the flaws of letting electric monopolies mingle in competitive markets. This is a call for state reform to isolate monopolies to distribution systems and enable competitive markets to provide all power generation and retail services,” Hartman and Haugh write.