LDC Minimus, LDC Insipidus,
LDC Robustus? Which Would You Rather Be?
Post-Order 636 evolution depends on aggressive regulatory and legislative reform.
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by the utility industry.
8In a true competitive market, of course, there would be no need for regulatory oversight of prices. However, in retail sales to traditional core customers, the energy market is currently in a "transition state" somewhere between a traditional monopoly and a competitive market. So long as there remains an issue whether gas commodity sales to any class of customers is workably competitive, it is far better from a consumer protection standpoint to maintain some level of regulatory responsibility for service prices to that class.
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