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Regulatory Flashpoints in an Uncertain Year

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 10, 2023

The growth formula for regulated utilities hasn’t changed this year: Electric, gas and water companies identify what needs fresh investment—to bring on new business and residential customers, increase efficiency, improve safety and environmental remediation and/or build new facilities and assets to accommodate higher volumes. Utilities then approach regulators for approval and to secure needed permitting. And once that’s achieved, they execute those plans by securing needed finance, materials and labor.

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