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Energy Policy Center


Key Findings at a Glance:

Deregulated Markets Save Ohio Electricity Consumers Billions

  • Since 2011, deregulation has saved Ohio consumers $23.9 billion.
  • The Study Team anticipates that savings will continue for the near term to be around $3 billion per year. However, these savings may be lost, in whole or in part, if deregulated energy markets continue to be undermined by cross subsidies.

Competition Outperforms Monopoly Regulation

  • Competition has driven down average electricity prices in deregulated Midwestern states while their regulated peers have seen a steady increase in price of generated electricity.