The Energy Industry Update – Volume 16 – Issue 2

October 2016

As Yogi Berra Might Say…

The energy industry is changing, and its regulatory and financial moorings are shifting. Competitive markets combined with other factors may lead to early nuclear unit retirement. Continuing changes in energy supply and demand patterns create a complex operation environment for electric utilities. Federal and state policy lines are beginning to blur as states have been increasingly intervening in FERC domain seeking favorable outcomes for their citizens and other local constituencies. In our Update, themed “As Yogi Berra Might Say…,” we look at the unusual picture drawn by the juxtaposition of these changes.

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Highlights include:

View from the Executive Suite

Overview of emerging themes and trends, including corporate strategies and merger activity

Rates and Regulatory Issues

Developments in New York’s Reforming the Energy vision proceeding and seams in federal vs. state energy jurisdiction

Infrastructure and Technology

Review of microgrid activity and Mexican energy reform

Clean Tech and Environment

Summary of Clean Power Plan litigation and a distributed energy resource future

Energy Supply, Demand, and Markets

A closer look at the “duck curve,” waning energy sales growth, and nuclear power

ScottMadden’s Webcast Recording

Our industry experts shared their views and fielded questions related to nuclear challenges and responses, changing energy supply and demand patterns, and emerging federal-state policy friction.

Since 1983, we have served more than 300 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 2,400 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function.

We hope you will find The ScottMadden Energy Industry Update to be a useful and informative resource. If you would like to discuss our observations in greater detail, have us present them to your executive team, or suggest a topic for future issues please contact us. Learn more about our Energy Practice area.

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