By using energy more efficiently, consumers can lower their energy use. In turn, this reduces their energy costs.
Federal and state governments share responsibility for regulating utilities.
Traditionally, utility rates do not include the cost of a utility’s major capital investment until that investment is put into service.
Securitization is a financial process that allows a utility to issue bonds to recover costs. They receive up-front pre-approved costs in one lump-sum payment rather than over time through rates.
Distributed generation refers to generating electricity at the point of consumption, such as solar panels on the roof of a building and community solar programs that serve
Not all utilities own and operate power plants or generate enough electricity to meet all their needs. As a result, many buy power in the wholesale energy market.
For most consumers, electricity prices do not reflect the rise and fall in production costs. Costs fluctuate throughout the day as the demand for electricity changes.
A long-term failure to maintain the electric grid combined with more common and severe extreme weather events has challenged the resiliency and reliability of many electric grids.
Water is essential for drinking, cooking, basic hygiene, and sanitation. Community health and prosperity depend directly on a sufficient supply of clean water.
Residential care setting is an umbrella term for many types of certified and licensed housing plus services options.