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ELP Volume 93 Issue 5

Energy Storage as Consumer Product: Will Storage Follow the Path of Rooftop Solar?

Innovative financing, declining costs of equipment and installation and supportive policies have all contributed to a rapid uptake in photovoltaic (PV) solar across the U.S. and the emergence of PV as a consumer product.

Navigating the Future of Plant Operations: Fly, Don’t Drive

Not only is this not your father's Oldsmobile...we're not driving anymore.

2015 Coal Share of U.S. Power Generation to Fall 8.2 Percent From 2014

Slower growth in world coal demand, lower international coal prices and higher coal output in other coal-exporting countries have all led to a decline in U.S. coal exports, said the U.S. Energy Information Administration in its most recent monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook published Sept. 9.

Clean Power Plan Rules, but Utility Industry Faces Plenty of Regulatory Edicts in 2015

Historic might be the best way to describe the pace of legislative and regulatory events focused on utilities in 2015.

New OSHA Reporting Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has required employers to report work-related fatalities and hospitalizations of three or more employees since 1971.

A Synopsis of Changes in the Finalized Clean Power Plan

On Aug. 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Clean Power Plan Final Rule to regulate carbon emissions from the electricity industry.

Arrears Management can be a Win-Win

While there has been a lot of discussion and exploration of arrears or debt management programs, these programs are still relatively unavailable for utility customers.

Taking the Road Less Traveled

As I've mentioned before, I live in a small town-about 20,000 people-that owns and operates the electric and water utilities.