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The ScottMadden Energy Industry Update | January 2014

A long-term decline in electricity consumption, growth advances in energy efficiency, monitoring, and control technologies, and the surprisingly rapid growth of rooftop solar and other renewable generation are challenging the traditional volume-based utility revenue model. Utilities are formulating strategies in response to this changing business environment, examining growth drivers (such as acquisitions), and trying to glean lessons from other countries and regions that are rapidly transitioning to renewable energy sources. Read more below.

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Executive Summary

Utility Mergers and Acquisitions – Key Drivers in Place…

…Are the Opportunities?

Total Shareholder Return and Average Equity Returns – Themes and Observations

Germany’s Energy Transition – Lessons for North America?

The Energy Industry by the Numbers

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The Energy Industry Update - Volume 16, Issue 2

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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