ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America's leading energy consulting firms, partnered with the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) to author a report, featured in Public Utilities Fortnightly, entitled "Texas Solar Two Step - Different Outcomes in State's Two Distinct Markets." The article provides market insights resulting from a fact-finding mission to Texas where senior energy executives joined with ScottMadden and SEPA to investigate the role of solar in a state with unique market dynamics.
Wholesale and retail deregulation in Texas has created two distinct market structures, but only one currently encourages solar development. Solar has rapidly expanded in the territories of municipal and cooperative utilities. These utilities are overwhelmingly exempt from retail deregulation and can take a holistic view. Consequently, municipal and cooperative utilities are providing innovative solar solutions to customers who want options and not simply low-cost, reliable power from any source.
"It was especially interesting to see how the unique blend of regulatory, technical, market, and other factors in Texas has impacted development of solar generation and related industries," said Marc Miller, a partner at ScottMadden and leader of the firm's public power and electric cooperatives practice.
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