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ELP Volume 91 Issue 2
Customer satisfaction with electric utilities has declined for a second consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power and Associates "2012 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study."
2013 began with a bang for the U.S. wind power industry as Congress passed an extension of the federal production tax credit (PTC), an incentive that has helped spur rapid industry growth as part of the "fiscal cliff" package of legislation.
The fourth annual Electric Light & Power Executive Conference was exceptional, attendees said.
Clean energy legislation is challenging the electricity industry while the industry tries to meet increasing demand.
Manufacturers and trade associations have devoted much attention to the effects of counterfeit electrical products on consumers.
Four years ago, this column addressed President Barack Obama's anticipated energy policy and summarized selected economic concepts embedded in the stimulus package and energy plans (EL&P Volume 87, Issue 2).
There has been considerable discussion concerning the appropriate method to allocate transmission upgrade costs, nationally and within the region served by PJM Interconnection LLC (PJM).
More than 36 million smart meters have been installed in the U.S., and that count is expected to nearly double to 65 million by 2015, according to the Institute for Electric Efficiency.
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