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Benchmarking Storm Restoration

Superstorms call for superior responses.
There's no such thing as an average superstorm, and every situation requires a unique strategy. But data on utilities' performance in response to major storms helps identify best practices -- and lessons learned.

Value Co-Creation

Partnering with customers in a new energy enterprise.
Utilities are no longer a one-way business. The industry’s future growth will be found in value co-creation with customers.

Charting the DSM Sales Slump

A survey of rate case methods for sales forecasting.
Demand side management has a growing effect on energy sales. Utilities are applying five methods to account for DSM in sales forecasts. A Brattle Group survey reveals those methods and their characteristics.

Green REITs, MLPs, and Up-Cs

Tax-efficient capital vehicles for unregulated utility investments.
As tax equity investors are moving away from renewable power facilities, political and market forces are creating the need for additional project financing. Fortunately, three non-traditional capital vehicles offer low-cost financing alternatives.

Gasoline Spillover

Will high pump prices affect utility customer behavior at home?
Although natural gas and electricity is cheap, skyrocketing gasoline prices provide an opening for utilities to engage customers. Knowledge is power, and with the right tools in place, utilities can be outstanding teachers.