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March 2017
Regulators' Dilemma or Opportunity?
Lisa Wood
Given the rapid pace of technological change and evolving customer needs, many stakeholders agree that today’s regulatory process is too slow and inflexible to respond to needed changes.  Regulators have an unprecedented opportunity to define ways forward and unleash opportunities as the electric power sector builds smart energy infrastructure across the United States.
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Recent Books
December 2016
Thought Leaders Speak Out: Key Trends Driving Change in the Electric Power Industry Volume III
In the last volume of the Key Trends Driving Change series, electric and technology company executives provide their views on three trends at the heat of the industry’s transformation – rate and regulatory reform, data analytics, and grid modernization. These trends make clear that while much has been achieved in a short time, we have many difficult challenges ahead, specifically rate and regulatory reform.  How these trends continue to unfold across the nation, and how we as stakeholders in the industry are able to work together to advance common goals and objectives will determine the success of this transformation for us and for our customers.
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Recent Issue Briefs
April 2017
Electric Companies Are Investing in a Clean Energy Future: Top 10 Things You Should Know
Electric companies are committed to investing in a clean energy future.  In 2016, one-third of all electricity generated nationwide came from zero-emission sources like nuclear, hydropower, wind, and solar.  Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation were nearly 25 percent below 2005 levels at the end of 2016.  Investments in wind and solar energy accounted for two-thirds of all electricity capacity additions in the U.S. in 2016. 
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Recent Reports
October 2016
Electric Company Smart Meter Deployments Foundation for A Smart Energy Grid
This study provides examples of how electric companies are leveraging information from more than 65 million smart meters installed in the U.S., covering 50 percent of households, to improve grid operations, integrate distributed energy resources, and provide new customer services.  Smart meter deployments are projected to reach 70 million by the end of 2016 and 90 million by 2020.
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