A brutal storm ripped through southwestern Minnesota in April and snapped 2,000 power poles. Worthington Public Utilities kept the lights on with a seat-of-the-pants microgrid.
Utilities on Steroids
What's behind today's oddball mergers?
large-scale consolidation were to take place, then non-contiguous mergers pursued by Exelon, Duke Energy, MidAmerican, and AEP may make great sense.
In fact, in the context of a larger merger wave, such non-contiguous utilities would be best-positioned to take advantage of consolidation in multiple regions-perhaps proving that the decision to conduct a contiguous or non-contiguous merger may be as fine a line as the one between genius and insanity.