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Financial Health: Running Treatment at Capacity

April 10, 2013

Dayne Batten is a Research Assistant for the EFC and second year MPA student at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government. Traditional engineering plans suggest that, when customer demand approaches the maximum daily capacity of a utility’s treatment plant, the utility … Continued

The Success Story of One Water Utility’s Financial Policies

August 1, 2012

Guest author Peiffer Brandt is Chief Operating Officer at Raftelis Financial Consultants. “With our concerted conservation efforts, our focus on local water supply development, and the recession . . . we’re selling a lot less water than we originally anticipated,” said … Continued

Big Power: Duke Energy’s Progress

July 12, 2012

Casey Wichman is an Environmental Economics Analyst with the Environmental Finance Center. In case you haven’t heard, the merger between Duke and Progress energy was approved, making it the largest power utility in the United States with approximately 7 million … Continued

Why Energy Efficiency Matters

July 12, 2012

  Michael Chasnow is a Finance Analyst with the Environmental Finance Center. At the EFC, we do a lot of work on energy efficiency and renewable energy (EERE) lending programs — from designing community energy finance programs to market assessments for … Continued