Davis Expresses Concerns on Energy Market Proposal

Writing that Texans “demand and deserve real answers,” state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth has joined a chorus of lawmakers who are urging the Public Utility Commission of Texas to put the brakes on efforts to transform the state’s wholesale electricity market, expressing concerns that the move would unnecessarily cost ratepayers billions of extra dollars.

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate sent a letter to PUC Chairwoman Donna Nelson on Thursday calling for a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis before the commission makes a decision on whether Texas will shift its “energy only” market to a "capacity” market, which would pay electricity ...

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