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Ahmad Faruqui is a principal and Ryan Hledik is a senior associate at The Brattle Group. This article reflects the authors’ views and not necessarily those of The Brattle Group.
Around much of the country, electric rates are trending upwards. But against the current backdrop of a weak economic recovery, state commissions are increasingly reluctant to approve the rate increases requested by the investor-owned utilities they regulate. They fear instigating a ratepayer revolt.1 And publicly owned municipal utilities and rural cooperatives aren’t immune from this trend. They face similar resistance when dealing with their boards of directors.