A Regulatory Preference for Centralized Planning -Thursday, June 3, 2021
Beyond the absurd humor, it seemed a good metaphor for the dismissive tone of the CPUC’s recent Proposed Decision on the re-opening of Direct Access (DA). The PD was a response to the California legislature’s request for a study of how to open Direct Access for retail customers to competition. The PD basically told the legislature to forget about DA for a variety of specious and unsubstantiated reasons. The tone of the PD was so dismissive that one could easily use the “taunting” of the French knight in the Python scene as representative of its regulatory dismissiveness to the legislature.