The power of competition advocacy: Dynamic pricing offers real benefits for residential electricity customers
Type: Blog PostThis will come as no shock to anyone familiar with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy and advocacy function: FTC staff has a long history of advocating for effective competition and consumer protection in electricity markets.
FTC Staff Reply Comment Before the District of Columbia Public Service Commission Concerning a Proposed Program for Dynamic (Variable) Pricing of Electricity for Residential Customers, Formal Case Nos. 1086 and 1109
Type: Advocacy Filing
FTC Staff Advises District of Columbia Public Service Commission On Dynamic Pricing Proposal for Residential Electricity Customers
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a reply comment in response to a request from the District of Columbia Public Service Commission (DC PSC) for comments on Potomac Electric Power Company’s (Pepco’s) proposed dynamic pricing program for residential customers.
FTC Staff Advises Delaware Public Service Commission on Dynamic Pricing in Retail Electricity Markets
Type: Press ReleaseFederal Trade Commission staff submitted a response to a request from the Public Service Commission of the State of Delaware for comments on a proposal to revise its rules for certifying and regulating electricity suppliers.
Type: Press ReleaseImagine receiving a phone call from your utility company saying they’re about to cut off your electricity. The caller ID looks like it might be a legitimate phone number, but you know you’ve paid your bill. The caller says, “I can stop this, but only if you pay me.”
Type: Public EventThe FTC hosted a conference to explore a range of energy issues of importance to American consumers and the U.S. and global economies. The conference brought together leading experts from the government, the energy industry, consumer groups, and the academic community. These experts...
Workshop: Market Power and Consumer Protection Issues Involved with Encouraging Competition in the U.S. Electric Industry
Type: Public EventIn recent years, states and the federal government have taken steps to encourage restructuring and competition in the electric industry, including the elimination of regulatory barriers. The intent of this workshop, which was jointly convened by the FTC, the National Council on...
FTC Staff Makes Recommendations to Texas Public Utility Commission on Programs to Improve Reliability of Electricity Markets
Type: Press ReleaseFederal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment in response to a request from the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for comments on demand response (DR) as one aspect of the PUC’s ongoing review of the reliability of electricity markets.
FTC Staff Makes Recommendations to New York Public Service Commission on Competition and Consumer Protection Measures in Retail Electricity Markets
Type: Press ReleaseFederal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment in response to a request from the New York State Public Service Commission (NY PSC) for comments on competition and consumer protection rules in New York’s retail electricity markets. The FTC staff comment emphasizes that carefully designed...