The ScottMadden Energy Industry Update – Fall 2015
Strange Brew: Adapting to Changing Fundamentals
The electric industry seems to be on the cusp of great change. Regulators are rethinking the hundred-year-old rate-of-return paradigm, renewables costs are falling (especially for solar photovoltaic technology), and the final rule is out on comprehensive power sector greenhouse gas emissions. Grid transformation is breaking down traditional boundaries between customers and producers, supply and demand, and roles of the center and the edge of the electric grid.
In this section, we look at themes of this issue as well as selected comments from energy and utility company annual reports.
In this section, we look at U.S. gas resources, production, and infrastructure.
In this section, we examine New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision regulatory proceedings and FERC’s recently approved metrics to measure transmission investment policy effectiveness.
In this section, we detail the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and coal combustion residuals rule, community solar, and energy storage.
In this section, we look at cybersecurity as a means to improve utility-government information sharing and comparative costs of renewables vs. gas-fired generation.
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