May 16, 2012
HARRISBURG, PA. — Roy Boston, Illinois chair for the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), today issued the following statement in support of testimony by the STOP Coalition before the Illinois House Public Utilities Commission:
“Today the Illinois House Public Utilities Committee considers legislation that would saddle the state’s electricity consumers with the cost of a multibillion-dollar power plant proposed by Nebraska-based Tenaska Energy. The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) opposes this anti-consumer legislation and supports the testimony of the STOP Coalition. Tenaska’s project would have consumers foot the bill for a power plant that is not needed. With competition, power plant developers and their shareholders bear the cost and risk, leaving consumers unharmed if the plant proves to be uneconomic. Tenaska is asking Illinois consumers to assume the risk of its project. That’s harmful to consumers and the burgeoning competitive retail power market in Illinois that is providing them opportunities to save money on electricity. RESA urges House lawmakers to reject this corporate welfare project and preserve the benefits of competition for Illinois consumers.”
Roy Boston is Strategic Planning & Policy Manager – East for Noble Americas Energy Solutions in Downers Grove, Ill.
RESA represents competitive energy suppliers dedicated to creating and sustaining vibrantly competitive electricity markets for the benefit of consumers. RESA’s members include: Champion Energy Services, LLC; ConEdison Solutions; Constellation NewEnergy, Inc.; Direct Energy Services, LLC; Energetix, Inc.; Energy Plus Holdings LLC; Exelon Energy Company; GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, Inc.; Green Mountain Energy Company; Hess Corporation; Integrys Energy Services, Inc.; Just Energy; Liberty Power; MC Squared Energy Services, LLC; Mint Energy, LLC; NextEra Energy Services; Noble Americas Energy Solutions LLC; PPL EnergyPlus, LLC; Reliant; Stream Energy; TransCanada Power Marketing Ltd. and TriEagle Energy, L.P.. For more information about RESA please contact Tracy McCormick, Executive Director, at (717) 566-5405