Vermont to consider partial deregulation
Wed, November 13, 2013 at 09:31 AM
Vermont lawmaker said to consider deregulation for the Vermont electricity market, but only for the largest businesses to negotiate power contracts with sellers outside their designated service territories
Rep. Tony Klein, the chairman of the state House energy committee, said he’ll entertain a proposal to partly deregulate the state’s utility market and allow Vermont’s largest consumers of electricity to negotiate power contracts with sellers outside their designated service territories........... the Rutland Herald reports.
Bill Driscoll, vice president of Associated Industries of Vermont, said that “It’s what all the states around us do, and it’s what a lot of states in the country do............ We’ve got a serious problem with electricity costs in this state, and this idea is worth a serious and sober assessment to see if it can be done in a way that will help out.”
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