While the electric deregulation bill authored by Edmond State Rep. Ryan Martinez is dead this legislative session, his efforts were still praised by the Alliance for Electrical Restructuring in Oklahoma.
AERO’s executive director Mike Boyd praised Martinez for being willing to introduce a serious policy proposal to restructure the state’s electricity market by introducing choice and competition.
“The legislation he authored has the potential to lower electricity prices for all consumers and allow them to purchase electricity plans that are right for their businesses and families, as opposed to being held hostage by an increasingly expensive monopoly system. While it appears that bill will not advance this session, simply having the conversation about the status quo and how it might be reformed is a big step in the right direction,” said Boyd.
He added his group was encouraged by the support from thousands of Oklahomans who have a desire to move on from monopolies.
“We will continue to be their voice until Oklahoma’s political leaders listen to the will of the people and pursue meaningful reform.”