Bigger Pie Forum highlights how abundant and affordable power help fuel growth and prosperity. BPF is engaged in the regulatory oversight of electric utilities and aims to promote common sense solutions rooted in free-market economic principles.

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A Question of Power

BPF Book Review | “A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations”

In March 2022, energy and fuels once again find themselves at a pivot point in a global confrontation.  “A Question of Power” is an excellent guidebook to better understand the current situation and what might be done about it.  Regulators in wealthy nations should read it and take heed.

Entergy's Green Intermittent

Entergy’s Kemper

What about Entergy’s green power? Will it be affordable? Who knows. If it’s not, maybe the PSC will make the company pay for it. Will it be reliable? Maybe not. What will the PSC do then? What will customers do if there are power outages and rolling blackouts? Where will they get their power?

Natural Gas Price Discovery

Natural Gas Rocks the World

Price discovery is a critical component of free market economies.  It is how entrepreneurs, businesses and investors identify risks and opportunities as they allocate capital to both avoid pitfalls and exploit new developments across the economy. Some price changes are transitory, others are secular.  And at rare times, price moves can indicate disruptive innovation.  In the commodities market, wise analysis of price signals can be the difference between success and failure.


Some Supply Chain Tales

Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink; water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink. Carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide everywhere, and all the packing houses did close; carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide everywhere, nor any meat was froze.

Grand Gulf Report Card

Grand Gulf Report Card for Affordable and Reliable Electricity — F

Grand Gulf receives a failing grade if affordable and reliable electricity for its customers is the goal.  It’s supposed to be the goal of the public service commission who regulates the utility monopoly.  This structure seems to have room for improvement as evidenced by these legal complaints.  Seems a proactive structure in place of a reactive one would better serve the customers’ interests.

A Tale of Two Electricities

A Tale of Two Electricities

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” A revolution is underway in the land and life as we know and enjoy it is at stake. Why? Because the market in electricity generation is being divided between good fuels and bad fuels. Bad fuels emit CO2 while good fuels do not. But rearranging fuel types is no small matter, it requires large capital investment and makes electricity generation more expensive, more complicated and it turns out less reliable.