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Energy Committee Begins Work On Deregulation Framework

A committee composed of legislators, business representatives, and energy authorities started hashing out possible energy outcomes if deregulation passes next year, according to The Nevada Independent.

Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison heads the group, which met for the first time Wednesday, seeking potential answers about restructuring the market, ending the monopoly NV Energy currently holds and the impact on renewable energy sources and related changes.  The suggested change to the state constitution passed in 2016, but must pass another vote in 2018.  If it’s approved by voters a second time, the amendment would take effect in 2023.