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Growing Influence of Independent Power Producers (IPPs)

Growing Influence of Independent Power Producers (IPPs)

Growing Influence of Independent Power Producers

In markets that have been deregulated, the influence and activity level of independent power producers (IPPs) on new power generation  capacity has grown. As renewable energy and natural gas become larger parts of the electric power generation, IPPs have begun to revisit their own structures. In fact, renewable energy resources are driving new generation among IPPs. <–Tweet this!

Three most significant drivers of IPP

Independent power producer  prospects are largely tied to geography. In the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. for example, survey respondents speculate that IPP penetration will increase as a result of pending coal retirements and additional distributed generation coming on line. 

Where electric utilities and IPPs find common ground is in their need for certainty from regulators. Both are anticipating that proposed reductions in CO2 emissions will further impact their revenue goals.

Download the full report to learn more how utility business models are changing in response to greater IPP participation in the marketplace.

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