ScottMadden Issues New Energy Industry Update: A Challenging Ratemaking Environment

ScottMadden Examines Events and Trends in the Energy Industry...

Online PR News – 13-June-2012 – Atlanta, GA – ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently released The Energy Industry Update. This semi-annual publication features our view of recent significant events and emerging trends in the energy industry.

Themed “Managing with Uncertainty Fatigue,” this issue profiles key regulatory developments, ranging from smart grid deployment—a flashpoint for consumers and utilities in some jurisdictions, to tightening environmental requirements for coal-fired power plants, to possible shifts in transmission investment returns.

“The ratemaking environment continues to be challenging, given the slow-growth U.S. economy and the level of investment that utilities are going to make," said Rick Starkweather, partner and head of ScottMadden’s rates and regulatory practice.

For more than a decade, the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update has served as a catalyst for strategic discussion, debate, and decisions. Thousands of industry leaders rely on it for the most important trends and thought-provoking insights. Click to download the latest Update.

Please join our industry experts on Friday, June 22, 2012 from 1:00–2:30 PM EDT for an interactive webinar titled “ScottMadden Energy Industry Update – What Is Happening, What It Means, and Where the Industry Is Headed.” This discussion will focus on a number of hot topics including: solar and wind development in light of low natural gas prices, transmission development in the wake of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 1000, and regulatory trends in the industry. To learn more or to register, click here.

For nearly 30 years, ScottMadden has been a leader in energy consulting, serving more than 200 energy organizations. We have completed thousands of successful projects. We provide practical expertise in nuclear, fossil, renewables, transmission, distribution, smart grid, gas, regulatory, and a host of other areas. ScottMadden: exceptional quality; an exceptional consulting experience.

More information on ScottMadden's Energy practice can be found at Contact ScottMadden in Atlanta at 3495 Piedmont Road, NE, Building 10, Suite 805, Atlanta, GA, 30305; call 404-814-0020; or e-mail

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