Parting Thoughts

TALK

“While we are very much focused on the future, we will never forget the lessons of the past. We want our customers and their families to know that we are committed to re-earning their trust by acting with integrity and working around the clock to provide them with energy that is safe, reliable, affordable and clean.”

-Statement by Pacific Gas & Electric after California federal jury found that the utility violated pipeline safety regulations and misled investigators prior to a 2010 natural gas line explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno, California.

“Public service has been an honor, but these aren’t meant to be forever jobs. Looking forward to next chapter, whatever that may be.”

-FERC Commissioner Tony Clark, stepping down after four-plus years

“We support solar energy. We don’t support an unfair subsidy for people who have a solar array on their home.”

-Danny Thompson, executive secretary of the Nevada AFL-CIO, an opponent of a proposed voter measure on net metering rules that was rejected by that state’s supreme court.

TRENDS

“Net zero energy (NZE) buildings-those that are responsible for the production of as much (or more) clean energy as they use annually-have been gaining momentum around the world. And now, there are even net zero energy districts being contemplated, like Fort Collins’s Fort ZED, Arizona State University and UC Davis’s West Village.”

-Rocky Mountain Institute: An Integrative Business Model For Net Zero Energy Districts

“Combined deal value for the first two quarters of 2016 is already greater than the annual figures for each of 2013, 2014, and 2015 respectively; signifying a strong current deal environment in the P&U (power and utilities) sector.”

-PwC Deals: North American Power & Utilities Deal Insights Q2 2016

“Global energy capacity for next-generation advanced batteries is expected to grow from 30.2 MWh in 2019 to 6.5 GWh annually in 2025.”

-Navigant Research: Next Generation Advanced Batteries

TWEETS

“The Air Force saved $1.9 billion in energy costs thanks to #EnergyEfficiency efforts http://buff.ly/2aKasGr”

-@ToSaveEnergy

#Brazil has the third-largest #electricity sector in the Americas, behind the United States and Canada http://go.usa.gov/x2PuG

-@EIAgov

“From 2005-2014, (Southwest Power Pool) committed to more than $9.3 billion in upgrades to the transmission network in its region.”

-@SPPorg

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  • The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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