The Texas PUC has released its “2007 Scope of Competition in Electric Markets in Texas” report.
The Dallas Morning News reported a story headlined Power company competition not working, report says. The story said:
The report offered suggestions for the Legislature as it goes into session next month, including ideas that would cut the market share or the size of the state’s largest power companies, such as Dallas-based TXU Corp. Specifically, the report suggests, consumers who haven’t actively chosen an electricity plan could be forced to do so, or be randomly assigned to a provider.
It also proposes that the Legislature force companies to separate their power line divisions from retail or wholesale operations. …
“We see the opportunity to make the market a little more vigorous,” said PUC Chairman Paul Hudson. “There are certain market participants that, by virtue of the way the market was set up, were in a structurally advantaged position.”