October 21, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
How does electric competition fare in a crisis?
[Moderator] Josiah Neeley, Senior Fellow, Energy, R Street Institute
Michelle Michot Foss, Fellow, Energy, Minerals and Materials, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
Alison Silverstein, Alison Silverstein Consulting
Guy Sharfman, Vice President, Market Analytics, Intelometry
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. How do competitive entities compare with their non-competitive counterparts on issues such as reliability and operational costs? Join us as we discuss this important issue.