THE PRIMARY AREA OF INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY TODAY FOR US ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANIES IS IN THE DISTRIBUTION SECTOR. THIS REFLECTS THE FACT THAT UTILITIES HAVE SUBSTANTIALLY UNDER-INVESTED IN THE DISTRIBUTION SECTOR FOR MANY YEARS. BY JACOB J WORENKLEIN , CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF US GRID COMPANY .
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” TS Eliot, Little Gidding.
The US electric utility industry is experiencing its greatest array of challenges in decades. Weak demand for power as a result of rapidly increasing energy efficiency coupled with the surge of renewable and conventional power generation owned by third parties have slashed both the current revenue opportunity and the investment growth opportunity of utilities from the generation sector…
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