What’s Been Good About Deregulation of Alberta’s Electricity System

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The way that we deregulated electricity in Alberta did not reduce costs to consumers, in fact it has led to periods of extremely high prices for electricity. The energy-only market for electricity in Alberta has been subject to periods of market power price manipulation (both legal and illegal) and, the fracturing of the industry into distribution companies, transmission companies, generators and retailers has resulted in a multiplication of rate hearings and increased line charges.

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