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#Disruptive Challenges : Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing Retail Electric Business

Recent technological and economic changes are expected to challenge and transform the electric utility industry. These changes (or “disruptive challenges”) arise due to a convergence of factors, including: falling costs of distributed generation and other distributed energy resources (DER); an enhanced focus on development of new DER technologies; increasing customer, regulatory, and political interest in … Continue reading #Disruptive Challenges : Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing Retail Electric Business

#Nick_Akins Elected EEI Chairman; #Tom_Fanning, #Chris_Crane, #Pat_Vincent-Collawn, and #Greg_Abel Elected Vice Chairmen

Nick Akins Elected EEI Chairman; Tom Fanning, Chris Crane, Pat Vincent-Collawn, and Greg Abel Elected Vice Chairmen NEW ORLEANS, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Nicholas K. “Nick” Akins, chairman, president and CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power (AEP), today was elected chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the national association of investor-owned electric … Continue reading #Nick_Akins Elected EEI Chairman; #Tom_Fanning, #Chris_Crane, #Pat_Vincent-Collawn, and #Greg_Abel Elected Vice Chairmen

ELECTRIC_VEHICLES: #Utilities seek larger part in charging station rollout

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:Utilities seek larger part in charging station rollout It’s unsurprising that electric utilities stand to benefit from the sale of plug-in vehicles, providing a bump — even a small one — for flat-lining sales. Utilities throughout the country that are looking for authority to spend millions of dollars building out charging networks say their … Continue reading ELECTRIC_VEHICLES: #Utilities seek larger part in charging station rollout

Edison Electric Institute: Utilities Are Eager for New Partnerships With #Startup s

Edison Electric Institute: Utilities Are Eager for New Partnerships With Startups Dozens of startup companies from all around the world met in Washington, D.C. last week to compete for funding as part of the startup incubator 1776’s second annual Challenge Festival. Sixteen energy-specific companies took part in the competition, pitching efficiency applications, analytics solutions and … Continue reading Edison Electric Institute: Utilities Are Eager for New Partnerships With #Startup s