ELECTRICITY DEREGULATION BILL LIGHTS RETAILER ENTHUSIASM

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A recently introduced House bill that seeks to deregulate the nation's electricity industry faces a slim chance of passage this legislative session but retailers are hopeful the bill will jumpstart discussion and lead to a federal "retail wheeling" mandate as early as next year.The bill, introduced last month by Rep. Dan Schaefer, R-Colo., would give retail electricity consumers

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A recently introduced House bill that seeks to deregulate the nation's electricity industry faces a slim chance of passage this legislative session but retailers are hopeful the bill will jumpstart discussion and lead to a federal "retail wheeling" mandate as early as next year.

The bill, introduced last month by Rep. Dan Schaefer, R-Colo., would give retail electricity consumers the right to choose among competitive suppliers and save on energy costs.

The

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