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The Potential Economic Benefits of Statewide Competition in the Florida Electric Power Market
Report Published on December 28, 2017

The Perryman Group was recently asked to examine the potential economic benefits of statewide competition in the Florida electric power market. Outcomes in other areas which have increased competition (fully adjusted for Florida economic and demographic patterns) were used as a basis for estimating the potential benefits.

What is the role of natural gas in helping prevent mass power outages like Texas experienced due to the winter storm?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 23, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes the structure of natural gas purchase and usage in the state and how it could be adjusted to help prevent future outages. 

How has the pandemic affected demand for electricity, and what does this mean for the future?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 15, 2020

Decreased electric demand has strong implications for infrastructure development. 

How did Jack Welch shape modern businesses and the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 11, 2020

Dr. Perryman reflects on Jack Welch's life and career at GE, and how his legacy created a template for the modern CEO.

What threat should we be aware of in light of the Iran tensions?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 15, 2020

In the wake of heightened tensions with Iran, Dr. Perryman says we need to be on guard for a possible cyber attack on our electric grid.

How would a disruption of electric power impact the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 11, 2017

After a Vermont power plant was said to be hacked, many raised the question of what would happen if someone were to take control of the electric grid. Dr. Perryman takes a look at the possibility.

How to Fix It
Column Published in syndication March 10, 2021

Now that things are getting closer to normal after the extreme weather and blackouts, attention has rightly and rapidly turned to actions to ensure that we never have a repeat.

The Freeze
Column Published in syndication February 24, 2021

The recent extreme winter weather is unprecedented in Texas. Records were shattered, and the cold lingered for a spell. Most people had to deal with power outages (sometimes for days in freezing temperatures) and millions had no water (again for an extended period). The resulting stress and suffering defies measurement, particularly coming on the heels of a year of COVID-19.