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To be a strong leader in the utilities field, it takes a combination of the following:
Utilities will need to provide their customers with a range of reliability and availability options that can be tailored to each customer's requirements.
Other countries had lowered energy costs by opening services traditionally delivered by public utilities to something like market competition, so why shouldn't California?
Because FASB is proposing a standard that would change how utilities account for nuclear decommissioning costs, it is imperative that CPAs at utilities with nuclear plants examine the standard's implications for their companies.
Or the state regulatory bodies overseeing the investor-owned utilities should decide themselves whether and when eminent domain is used by one of the companies it regulates.
Rebates & Discounts - Some utilities offer special discounts and/or rebates for the adoption of new, more efficient electrotechnologies.
Utilities have been throwing money at lobbyists, spending millions in their effort to influence plans for deregulation.
If this suggests the wisdom of refraining from further construction, you'd never know it from the multimillion-dollar advertising campaign the utilities are now waging under the auspices of the Edison Electric Institute.
The SmartTrack solution leverages Capgemini's proven track record in the utilities industry where it has delivered substantial and sustainable results for companies of all sizes, including, for example, one customer that reduced its operating costs by 30 percent, achieved a 99 percent same-day-payment posting and improved its call center average-speed-to-answer times by 73 percent.
While trading began in 1992, the actual commands for emission reductions began only in 1995 - and then only for 110 of the most highly polluting utilities.
Most public utilities use the deferral method of accounting for ITC.
Like bonds, utilities run counter to prevailing interest rates--as interest rates fall, their prices rise.