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.
Overview of emerging themes and trends, including corporate strategies and merger activity
Developments in New York’s Reforming the Energy vision proceeding and seams in federal vs. state energy jurisdiction
Review of microgrid activity and Mexican energy reform
Summary of Clean Power Plan litigation and a distributed energy resource future
A closer look at the “duck curve,” waning energy sales growth, and nuclear power
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.
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