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Energy access for Africa: How renewables are changing the landscape

Electricity, no matter where it comes from or how it is produced, is fundamental to life in the 21st century. Access to electricity provides us with life’s most basic necessities. Yet much of the world remains in the dark. One of the world’s regions left furthest behind during this electricity evolution is Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Trending Topics - Should Utilities Own Distributed Storage?

Like other distributed energy resources (DERs), customer-owned distributed storage puts competitive pressure on utilities by reducing customers’ reliance on the grid. As costs of DERs come down, customers can afford to rely less and less on the grid for electricity service.

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Moving Toward Value in Utility Compensation, Part 1 - Revenue & Profit

This paper argues that the financial “value engine”—the difference between a utility’s return on investment and its cost of capital—drives shareholder returns. Regulators should use this value engine to align utilities’ financial motivations with delivering value to customers and society.

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Imagining a Fresh Start for the Power Grid

In early 2015, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) announced its 51st State Challenge, which called for energy experts to submit proposals for how energy markets could be created in a 51st state with no preexisting regulations or market structure. This article discusses several of the crosscutting themes and insights from the Challenge's top three proposals.

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