I'm new to energy deregulation.
The deregulation of energy has divided the utility company monopolies by separating the production of energy from its distribution. This separation creates more competition. Prior to this deregulation, both electricity and natural gas were only provided by local utilities or regional monopolies that controlled both the power generation and distribution channels for delivery. The part of the bill that changes from energy deregulation is the generation and transmission charge. To learn more about deregulation check out our glossary full of key introductory deregulation terms.