Legislative push to create N.C. grid operator begins - E&E News

E&E News reporter Kristi Swartz filed a story on Friday on bipartisan legislative language filed in the North Carolina state House that would create a new grid operator while taking aim at the state’s regulated monopoly structure for electric companies. The legislation marks the second time in a week that lawmakers in North and South Carolina have raised the question of whether to form an organized energy market. Both the Carolinas are dominated by electric companies owned by energy giants Dominion Energy Inc. and Duke Energy Corp. but have faced increased pressure from clean energy advocates to create a structure more open to competition. Read more.