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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 for solar power?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 15, 2021

Dr. Perryman reacts to President Biden's goal to reach a significant reliance on solar power by 2050.

What progress was made on the state's electric grid during the legislative session?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 04, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains the steps needed to ensure Texas can access sufficient power supply in emergency situations.

How do the recent power grid issues affect the attractiveness of Texas for businesses?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 03, 2021

While Texas has many features that are appealing to businesses, Dr. Perryman explains how the state's recent electric issues could become a drawback. 

Why was there a power capacity shortage during the recent winter storm?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 25, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains the difference in competition for power and competition for capacity. 

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. 

What went wrong with ERCOT?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 18, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes the structure of Texas' power grid and how it contributed to the power issues Texas experienced during the recent winter storm. 

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Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 26, 2019

There is an effort across Texas to create a large battery storage capacity, which Dr. Perryman says is very important as we look to our energy future.

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Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 30, 2019

An ERCOT power report shows for the first time, wind energy exceeds coal on the state's power grid.

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Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 11, 2017

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