Energy Update: Week of October 11th
R St. Holds Forum on Electric Competition – The R Street Institute holds a forum next Thursday October 21st at 1:30 p.m. on electric competition in a crisis. The February blackouts in Texas have led many to second guess the benefits of electricity competition. But new studies reveal that competitive areas in Texas and other regions outperformed monopoly utilities during Winter Storm Uri—as well as during routine circumstances, like operating power plants economically. The event will look at how competitive entities compare with their non-competitive counterparts on issues such as reliability and operational costs.