What's Changed in the Energy Environment

Since the Council released its Sixth Power Plan in 2010, a lot has happened.

The mid-term assessment of the plan, a blueprint to an economical and reliable power system, will take stock of the changes and how they affect the Council's planning.

At the August Council meeting, Power Division Director Charlie Black presented a series of narratives that the division prepared to help make sense of the complex, and often interrelated, issues we face. The narratives provide a snapshot of the major trends affecting energy, from electricity demand and natural gas prices, to energy efficiency achievements and efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. Together they help paint the big picture and highlight key issues of concern in the energy community today.

We'll be highlighting different topics in the future to keep you informed of our progress. A draft report is scheduled for release in November.