Inside the utility industry’s 2015 playbook
A recent trade group briefing outlines the sector’s push for favorable policies
Electric utilities represent a $910 billion industry and are essential to the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans. But for the industry to remain healthy it will need both state and federal energy policies to evolve to reflect changing technologies and challenges, according to top leadership the nation’s trade group for investor owned utilities
That message was as the upshot of the Wall Street Briefing from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), where the powerful trade group sketched out a broad look at how the industry stands and many of the challenges it faces. But critics say the group’s goals run contrary to what is best for consumers, and they describe an industry hoping ratepayers will wind up footing the bill for risky investments while keeping them captive to traditional power providers.
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