Did the expiration of retail price caps affect prices in the restructured Texas electricity market?

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Did the expiration of retail price caps affect prices in the restructured Texas electricity market?

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Linhong Kang and Jay Zarnikau Energy Policy, 2009, vol. 37, issue 5, pages 1713-1717 Abstract: On January 1, 2007, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market became the first restructured market in the US to completely remove caps on the prices which could be charged to residential energy consumers by the retailers associated with the traditional or incumbent utility service providers. Our analysis suggests that the expiration of the price-to-beat (PTB) price caps may have led to a reduction in the average prices charged by competitive retail electric providers (REPs). Keywords: Electricity; market; restructuring; Electricity; prices; Price; caps (search for similar items in EconPapers) Date: 2009 Track citations by RSS feed Downloads: (external link) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V2W … d0a3d80aadfc407f1b27 Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only Related works: This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title

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