Can electric utilities operate in the public good?

In 1898, electric utilities were in their infancy. Samuel Insull was head of Chicago Edison Company and president of the National Electric Light Association. He proposed what eventually became their structural and legal framework. A regulated monopoly. He claimed his … Continue reading

Up on the housetop: home solar energy going utility-scale

Everyone knows the utilities hate home solar power. Not everything everyone knows is necessarily true. It’s true that power companies feel threatened by rooftop solar. They’ll cooperate with it where they must. They’ll oppose it where they can. Duke Energy, … Continue reading