A Few Electricity Industry Facts Three different types of ownership structure:
Percent Share of Electric Customers By Utility Type, 2012
Publicly-Owned Utilities (includes state, county, municipally-owned utilities and public power districts)
Cooperatives Investor-Owned Utilities Publicly Owned Utilities
Utility Functions There are three core functions of utilities: generation of electricity, transmission of electricity, and distribution to customers. Some utilities own and operate their own generation and bulk transmission; others do not. Those that do not own generation or transmission facilities will purchase these products and services.
Electricity Generation n Different regions of the country use various fuel mixes to generate electricity.
Energy Efficiency n The use of energy efficiency continues to be an important tool for the industry. It conserves energy and lowers customersâ€™ bills. Ratepayer-funded energy efficiency and demand response programs in the U.S. saved enough electricity to power almost 10 million homes in 2010.
Key Industry Challenges = Rising Costs: Environmental regulations and other environmental policy
US Electric Generation by Fuel Type, 2012 Generation, in thousands of megawatt-hours
Building new transmission infrastructure, especially for renewables
Source: Energy Information Administration Form EIA-923.
Electricity Demand n The demand for electricity continues to grow. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, electricity demand is going to increase by 25% by 2040.
Natural gas supply and infrastructure Development of new cybersecurity policy Siting and financing of new nuclear generation Integration of variable energy resources such as wind and solar
Published on Feb 17, 2016
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