Monday, March 20, 2006

Despite Deregulation Texans Paying More For Electricity

Via PLAN and the FWST, Study: Rates are up, not down. The opening paragraph says it all:
Under electricity deregulation, Texans have paid some of the highest rates in the nation -- a reversal of at least a decade of relatively cheap electricity under the state's old regulated system.
Here are the numbers:
$108.40: The average utility bill for a typical Texan.

$94.80: The average utility bill for a typical electricity consumer in the United States.

40th: The ranking of Texas among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., on the affordability of electricity.

SOURCE: Office of public utility counsel, based on 2005 figures


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