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OPINION: Washington needs competitive energy market

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Washington motorists have choices when it comes to fueling their vehicles, thanks to the free market. But the benefits of competition, beginning with cost and quality, aren’t consistently available throughout our state’s energy sector.

Reliable and affordable home energy continues to be a challenge for Washington, including locally.

During the last summer’s heatwave, for example, thousands of customers in the Spokane area were victims of blackouts that were intentional – outages that were deliberately engineered to deal with new peak demand that put an enormous amount of strain on the electrical grid. This is a clear indication that it is time to change the way we look at energy.