Lowering Electricity Prices Through Deregulation

6 Pages Posted: 27 May 2005

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Thomas Klitgaard

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Rekha Reddy

affiliation not provided to SSRN


A wave of regulatory reform is now transforming the U.S. electricity industry. As state and federal authorities allow independent power producers to compete with utilities in supplying electricity, consumers are paying close attention to the effects of this change on their energy bills. Although deregulation poses significant structural challenges, the introduction of competitive pressures should ultimately lead to efficiency gains for the industry and cost savings for households and businesses.

Keywords: electricity, regulation, deregulation, utilities

JEL Classification: D21, D40

Suggested Citation

Klitgaard, Thomas and Reddy, Rekha, Lowering Electricity Prices Through Deregulation. Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Vol. 6, No. 14, November 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=730107

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