More low-cost states seen joining the move toward electric restructuring.
Six months ago, those states with the highest electric prices appeared the furthest along on the path to electric industry restructuring. That is no longer the case.
Today, even those states that can boast of lower-than-average rates are exploring avenues toward more competition, as shown below. The table groups states into five tiers, by the level of activity to date. These activities include initiatives by legislatures, regulatory commissions, utilities and other parties. "Fact finding" indicates workshops or studies are under way, or that legislation is pending. "Investigation" refers to action under way that appears likely to lead directly to adoption of a concrete restructuring plan.