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How a Supreme Court Decision Affects Your Electricity Bill

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How a Supreme Court Decision Affects Your Electricity Bill

Any American who pays electricity bills has good reason to care that earlier this week the U.S. Supreme Court voted in support of a federal rule to compensate customers who conserve energy during peak periods. The practice can reduce the chance for blackouts and lower electricity prices for everyone by easing loads on the power grid as well as promote energy conservation, experts say. The main legal issue was whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has the authority to regulate such programs, known as demand response. FERC authority technically covers wholesale electricity markets that buy and sell electricity across...

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