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North America

The energy industry is the third largest sector in the United States encompassing the production and supply of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear power, renewable energy and electricity services.

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About the North American Market

The energy industry is the third largest sector in the United States encompassing the production and supply of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear power, renewable energy and electricity services.

The energy sector in the United States is in the process of deregulation. Deregulation started in practice in America in the late 1990s and there are now 16 states that are actively deregulated where customers can chose their energy supplier. There are an additional 8 states where deregulation was started but has since been suspended.

Deregulation is the process of decreasing or removing government regulatory control over industries and letting competitive forces drive the market which provides customers with the choice of their suppliers.

Energy deregulation in the United States began in 1935 with the introduction of the Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA) which created public utilities and federally regulated energy distribution in America.

In the 1970s the United States found itself in the middle of an energy crisis and in 1978 the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) was created with the intention of privatising energy generation so that the public utilities could supply energy to consumers at a lower cost.

In 1992 the National Energy Policy Act was introduced to again encourage privatisation and competition and this established a framework for a deregulated energy industry.

The Energy Policy Act was enacted in 2005 and this repealed the PUHCA law from 1935 and saw regulation and oversight for public utilities move from the SEC to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Deregulation started in practice in the states in the late 1990s and there are now 16 states that are actively deregulated states where customers can chose their energy supplier. There are an additional 8 states where deregulation was started but has since been suspended.

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