Electricity Policy

Publications

, Blue Virginia
“Historic bipartisan bill would open Virginia’s electricity market to competition”
Devin Hartman

From Blue Virginia:

“Virginia is shackled to a monopoly utility model that stifles innovation, increases costs and puts government in the difficult role of replacing competition. It’s time for…

Commission Investigation to Identify and Develop Performance Metrics, and Potentially, Incentives for Xcel Energy’s Electric Utility Operations
Chris Villarreal

STATE OF MINNESOTA
BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Katie Sieben Chair
Dan Lipschultz Commissioner
Valerie Means Commissioner
Matthew Schuerger Commissioner
John Tuma Commissioner
In the…

How to Be Your Own Electricity Company
Josiah Neeley

Suppose you were able to turn your own phone into the equivalent of a wholesale electricity company, buying electricity when it was cheap and using data from market trends to significantly cut not…

R Street Testimony on Conservative Approaches to Renewable Energy
Josiah Neeley

Public Workshop on Conservative Approaches to Renewable Energy
Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee
Opening Statement from:
Josiah Neeley, Texas Director, R Street Institute
October 22,…

Comments Before the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Integrated Resource Planning Rule
Chris Villarreal

BEFORE THE MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION 
MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Docket No. 2018-AD-64
IN RE: ORDER ESTABLISHING DOCKET TO INVESTIGATE THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLMENTATION OF…

Financial and Governance Protections for Electric Cooperatives
Travis Kavulla

As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, the public demand for greater broadband access in rural areas must be heeded. However, the technology mediums by which broad-band has been delivered…

, Financier Worldwide
State intervention in energy markets to boost coal and nuclear power
Josiah Neeley

The last decade or so has seen several revolutions in the energy market. First came the rise of natural gas. Once assumed to be an eternally expensive fuel source, natural gas prices have fallen from…

, Utility Dive
MOPR Madness: 2 wrongs don’t make a right
Devin Hartman

From Utility Dive:

Another pro-market group, the R Street Institute, noted that RTO rules to counteract subsidies “risks compounding unintended consequences as regulatory intervention to…

Comments on FERC’s electric transmission incentives
Travis Kavulla

BEFORE THE FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Inquiry Regarding the)

Commission’s Electric)   Docket No. PL19-3-000

Transmission Incentives)

Policy)
JOINT REPLY COMMENTS OF THE GRID…

, Energy Fairness
Paul Griffin to Virginia regulators: Electricity deregulation raises electric rates, threatens reliability
Travis Kavulla

From Energy Fairness:

“Deregulation hasn’t worked where state policies allow monopolies to continue to control the market,” says Travis Kavulla, director of energy for the conservative…