March 12, 2024

ETCC Statement on Defeat of Wisconsin ROFR Bill AB 470

Statement from ETCC Chair Paul Cicio on the defeat of Wisconsin ROFR AB 470:

“The defeat of this Right of First Refusal law is a victory for consumers in Wisconsin who would have seen their electricity bills go up for years to come while monopoly utilities increased their profits. The ROFR bill was anti-consumer and anti-free market. Competition has been proven to lower costs for consumers by using the free market to drive down costs and deliver more affordable and reliable electricity to households and businesses. Across the country we have seen legislators, judges, and governors protect consumer and embrace competition by rejecting these ROFR bills, and Wisconsin’s example should be followed by other states and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as it nears its decision on transmission planning.”


About the Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition

The Electricity Transmission Competition Coalition (ETCC) is a broad-based, nation-wide coalition committed to increasing competition in America’s electricity transmission infrastructure. We advocate for common-sense policies and solutions that result in competitively priced transmission projects, which reduce energy costs for all ratepayers – from large manufacturers to residential consumers. The ETCC represents a diverse group of 93 companies and organizations from all 50 states, including manufacturing groups, retail electric consumers, state consumer advocates, public power representatives, think tanks, and non-incumbent transmission developers.

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