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The GT Power Hour: Episode 27 ("Exciting, challenging, but a little scary": How one long night in Harrisburg changed Pennsylvania's electricity future)

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In which we reminisce with current PA Public Utility Commission Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille and two former chairs -- John Quain and Jim Cawley -- about Pennsylvania's Electric Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act of 1996, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next month. Aside from the benefits of the act, which ushered in customer choice and competition amongst generation suppliers while deconstructing vertically-integrated utility monopolies, we also dig into downsides of its legacy, including default service and utility-consolidated billing that continue to provide an ongoing advantage to incumbent suppliers, and the debates on both sides. Relive from the people who were there all the trepidation and intrigue of the those heady days and one very long night in Harrisburg in the late-fall of 1996!

 

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