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Michigan Capitol Confidential: Electricity Competition In Texas, Illinois Brought Lower Prices Than Michigan

The debate about opening up Michigan’s electricity market to competition took an interesting turn at a recent hearing on the issue.

The Michigan Jobs and Energy Coalition, which includes the state’s two largest utilities, Consumers Energy and Detroit Edison, has repeatedly said that open competition in the electricity market would lead to service reliability issues. As an example, the group has said the open market in Texas can be blamed for rolling blackouts that have occurred in the Lone Star state.

But one of the Michigan coalition’s allies in the fight, Bob Manning, who is vice chair of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, testified against that point of view.

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