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Drop in Electric Demand and Spike in Rates an Ignored Issue in the Midwest

By Bill Malcolm, guest author When EPA announced new emissions regulations affecting coal power plants, some in the industry predicted resulting power outages. But as coal retirements occur, the situation looks much less dire. Initial 8,500 MW power shortfall predictions … Continue reading

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The Energy Industry: A Review of 2013 Highlights and What May Come in 2014, Part II

By Bill Malcolm, guest author Happy New Year! In last week’s Part I of this post, we looked at a few energy industry trends that emerged in 2013: low electric load growth, the closing of nuclear plants for economical reasons, and … Continue reading

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The Energy Industry: A Review of 2013 Highlights and What May Come in 2014, Part I

By Bill Malcolm, guest author As we turn our calendars to a new year next Wednesday, it’s time to look back at major developments in the energy industry in 2013 and make some educated predictions at what we may see in … Continue reading

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Indiana, Michigan Debate Merits of Electric Retail Choice

By Bill Malcolm, guest author Belief in electric retail choice continues to be split in the U.S. with no consensus among the various states. But industrial customers in states without choice continue to look for options. Discussions about retail choice … Continue reading

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Gas and Electric Industries Seek a Happy Codependence, Part II

by Bill Malcolm, guest author In last week’s post we introduced the discussion on how the gas and electric industries are seeking ways to better coordinate the way the two industries operate. This is especially important as gas-fired electric generation is … Continue reading

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Gas and Electric Industries Seek a Happy Codependence, Part I

by Bill Malcolm, guest author “Gas is from Venus, electricity is from Mars,” quipped Sue Kelly of the American Public Power Association to me in July at the NARUC Conference in Denver. In a nutshell, this summarizes the complex challenge of helping … Continue reading

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How will utilities cope with shrinking electric demand growth? Part II

by Matthew Rose, Enerdynamics Instructor In last week’s post and Part I of this discussion, I examined the situation that electric utilities are facing as electric demand requirements across the country have steadily declined over recent decades. So what does … Continue reading

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