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Electricity DeregulationChoices and Challenges$
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James M. Griffin and Steven L. Puller

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780226308562

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226308586.001.0001

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Restructuring the Electricity Industry in England and Wales

Restructuring the Electricity Industry in England and Wales

(p.98) 2 Restructuring the Electricity Industry in England and Wales
Electricity Deregulation

Richard Green

University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes the restructuring and deregulation of the electricity industry in England and Wales which started in 1990. It explains that the goal of the deregulation was to reduce prices and this was accomplished by a substantial drop in electricity prices after 1990. This chapter also discusses how regulators in England and Wales anticipated and reacted to the problems of the deregulated market and cites lessons for other markets.

Keywords:   electricity industry, deregulation, England, Wales, electricity prices, restructuring

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