What factors resulted in our having the power system we have in the U.S. today and what factors will drive future changes to the power system?  This piece discusses the motivations and impacts of the various entities that have influence over power supply decisions.  Current and evolving rules and regulations as well as historical interactions and relationships between and among these entities will determine what changes we see in the electric grid system in the future in areas such as resource mix, centralized versus decentralized generation, costs, reliability and environmental impacts.

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