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Predictions 2017: 8 sector insiders on what’s next for power markets and regulation

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WASHINGTON, DC — “2016 roiled the power sector as a reality TV star ascended to the nation’s highest office.

Donald Trump’s election could disrupt some ongoing trends in the electrical industry, including decarbonization goals set under the Paris Climate Accord and President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. And coal generation could see a modest boost after a year of natural gas’ dominance. More than anything else, Trump’s election has injected uncertainty into an industry that thrives on certainty in power markets and long-term investments.

With that in mind, Utility Dive solicited submissions from readers and industry thought leaders for our popular predictions piece. The response was nearly overwhelming, with major power players expecting disruption in state policies and energy markets in the year to come.”

— Krysti Shallenberger, Utility Dive

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