South Dakota

South Dakota

Can Electrification Short-Circuit the Utility Death Spiral?

The road to electrifying heating and transportation in the United States is being mapped out by Electric Power Research Institute and The Brattle Group. Their forecasts show that different paths may yield a range of environmental, business and health benefits. Electrification could also stoke the fire of utility profits, which has dimmed in recent years.

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Electricity Evolution: Meet the Ringmasters

When Tesla unveiled the utility-scale Powerpack battery in 2015, analysts and observers excitedly proclaimed the product’s low price point would revolutionize electric grid operations and business models as it set new cost benchmarks for energy storage. But despite the hype, the reception from utilities was tepid at best. This experience is not unique to Tesla. It leads to a big question: What’s stopping utilities from quickly pivoting to new energy technologies? Unlike other industries that can quickly adopt new technology, utilities and their regulators must make more cautious deliberations.

South Dakota Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 3.50 / 8
Utilities:
Score 2.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 0.50 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
47 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
18 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
8 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in South Dakota support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(+1 of the national average)
(est. 472,670 of 556,587 adults)

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