Brattle economists Agustin Ros, Ahmad Faruqui, Rebecca Carroll, and Neil Lessem have undertaken a comprehensive review of retail electricity and natural gas competition in the US and Canada.

The analysis examines those states that permit full (residential, commercial, and industrial) and partial retail choice and the share of customers and load served by retail electricity providers since 2005. Current developments, such as the growth of Community Choice Aggregation and potential reforms to the regulatory model governing electricity distribution utilities (such as “Utility of the Future” investigations), portend an increasing public-policy interest in assessing, examining, and extending retail electricity competition in the U.S.

The analysis, “Retail Electricity and Gas Competition: Regulatory and Market Update,” can be downloaded below.

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