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Delaware News Journal
Feb 10, 2007
A power company says deregulation has been good for small businesses in Delaware. Liberty Power, based in Florida, ranked the 20 states that have deregulated their energy industry.
Delaware enacted deregulation in 1999 and removed price caps last year, leading to price increases for businesses of between 47 percent and 68 percent. The report card did not address price increases, instead, it focused on the ability of small businesses to choose their power supplier.
Categories included ability to compare prices, restrictions on shopping, protections from cost overruns and the regulatory climate. The report card placed Delaware behind New York, Maine, Texas and Massachusetts, and above Connecticut and California.