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Challenges

  • Keep rates affordable in a rising cost environment
  • Obtain regulatory approval for models that promote energy efficiency

Opportunities

  • Develop innovative and economical energy efficient products and services
  • Build a smarter utility system
  • Accelerate deployment of energy efficiency and the smart grid in light of provisions in the federal stimulus package (the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)

2008 Highlights

  • Gained approval for save-a-watt model in Ohio
  • Conducted smart grid research and initial deployment to test the best combination of technologies
  • Opened smart utility labs in the Midwest and Carolinas to showcase smart energy technologies
  • Partnered with automakers and other utilities to prepare for broader market interest in plug-in electric vehicles