Today on Your Call: How is California’s energy market regulated?

Aug 20, 2013

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the state’s utility market. Last week, the state reached a $750 million settlement with Canada’s Powerex. California Attorney General Kamala Harris said the company gamed the state’s energy market by buying electricity from the state and selling it back at a huge markup. Who are the players in California’s energy market? And what has changed since the Enron scandal? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.


Marcel Hawiger, staff attorney with the Utility Reform Network

Marc Lifsher, business write for LA Times

Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's Energy Program

Web Resources:

The Utility Reform Network

PENN State: Effects of Deregulation on the Power Distribution and Generation Industry

LA Times: San Onofre closure likely to take 10 years or less, panel is told

LA Times: California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement

WSJ: J.P. Morgan Settles Electricity-Market Case