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United States Power Report Q4 2012

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

United States Power Report Q4 2012

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BMI View: Whilst the worst drought in over 50 years has highlighted some deficiencies in the US power system; political, judicial and sector-specific developments have brought the future shape of the country's electricity mix into the limelight once again. The country's nuclear outlook remains uncertain, and the US's non-hydropower renewables industry appears set to moderate as it faces a number of significant challenges. In the thermal segment, we anticipate that the share of coal will decline, as more generation comes from natural gas and renewable technologies; thus opening up export potential. Yet, we anticipate a number of factors will play a role in determining the speed and magnitude of coal plant retirements.

Whilst data out of the US has steadily surprised on the upside in recent weeks, BMI's core view that the economic recovery will remain erratic remains in place. Hence, and although the release of new historical and monthly data for generation and capacity by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has prompted us to revise our forecasts, we remain of the opinion that the US's mature power market will see only a moderate rise in generation and consumption in 2012. That said, factoring in the most recent industry-specific, weather and macroeconomic indicators, we have further moderated our 2012 consumption growth forecast to 0.81% (previously 0.87%). In light of the recent drought conditions, we have also revised our 2012 forecasts for the various components of electricity generation.

With regard to the long-term, we believe that a number of factors will influence the share of fuels in the electricity mix:

- Lower natural gas prices – which in turn are the result of new drilling technologies, growing production, a large increase in proved reserves, and robust natural gas infrastructure additions over the last few years.

- Growing efficiency – newer natural gas units are becoming more efficient than older coal units, owing to rising capacity factors of natural gas-fired units.

- Coal unit retirements – expecting almost 9,000 MW of coal-fired capacity to be retired in 2012, with additional retirements in subsequent years.

- Environmental regulations – including the implementation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

- The results of the upcoming presidential elections – whilst BMI's Country Risk analysts expect Obama to win the election, a Republican victory in November 2012 could alter the US's energy agenda.

BMI Industry View ... 7

SWOT Analysis 8

United States Power SWOT .. 8

Regional Industry Overview 9

United States Snapshot (Macro) .. 13

Table: Country Snapshot: Economic and Demographic Data, 2011-2021 .. 13

Table: Country Snapshot: Power Sector . 13

US Forecast Scenario .. 14

Electricity Generation and Power Generating Capacity. 14

Table: United States Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts, 2010-2016 14

Table: United States Total Electricity Generation Long-Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 . 16

Table: United States Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts, 2010-2016 .. 18

Table: United States Electricity Generating Capacity Long-Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 ... 19

Electricity Consumption.. 25

Table: United States Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts, 2010-2016. 25

Table: United States Total Electricity Consumption Long-Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 .. 25

Transmission & Distribution, Imports & Exports ... 27

Table: United States Electric Power Transmission And Distribution Losses Data And Forecasts, 2010-2016 ... 27

Table: United States Electric Power Transmission And Distribution Losses Long-Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 . 27

Table: United States Trade Data And Forecasts, 2010-2016 ... 27

Table: United States Trade Long-Term Forecasts, 2015-2021 27

State-By-State Breakdown 30

Table: US – States Electricity Profiles In 2010 .. 30

Alabama .. 32

Alaska . 32

Arizona ... 32

Arkansas . 33

California ... 33

Colorado . 33

Connecticut . 33

Delaware 34

District Of Columbia .. 34

Florida 34

Georgia ... 34

Hawaii 35

Idaho ... 35

Illinois . 35

Indiana 35

Iowa 35

Kansas 36

Kentucky . 36

Louisiana 36

Maine .. 36

Maryland 37

Massachusetts . 37

Michigan . 37

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Minnesota ... 37

Mississippi .. 37

Missouri .. 38

Montana .. 38

Nebraska . 38

Nevada 38

New Hampshire .. 39

New Jersey .. 39

New Mexico 39

New York 39

North Carolina ... 39

North Dakota .. 40

Ohio 40

Oklahoma ... 40

Oregon 41

Pennsylvania ... 41

Rhode Island ... 41

South Carolina 41

South Dakota .. 41

Tennessee 42

Texas ... 42

Utah 42

Vermont .. 42

Virginia ... 43

Washington . 43

West Virginia .. 43

Wisconsin 43

Wyoming . 43

Key Policies/Market Structure .. 45

Regulation and Competition ... 45

Sustainable Energy Policies 46

Table: 2009 State Energy-Related CO2 Emissions . 47

Pricing 49

Key Projects Database 51

Table: United States Major Projects – Power. 51

Risk/Reward Ratings . 64

Developed States Regional Power Risk/Reward Ratings . 64

Table: Developed States Power Risk/Reward Ratings (Scores Out Of 100) . 68

United States Power Risk/Reward Ratings.. 68

Rewards .. 69

Risks ... 69

Competitive Landscape/Company Monitor . 70

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) ... 71

Southern California Edison (SCE) .. 71

Exelon . 71

NextEra Energy ( FPL and NextEra Energy Resources). 71

Southern .. 72

Dominion 72

Entergy ... 73

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American Electric Power 73

Mid-American/PacifiCorp .. 73

Xcel Energy 74

Duke Energy Corporation ... 74

Glossary of Terms . 75

Table: Glossary of Terms 75

Methodology And Sources 76

Industry Forecasts ... 76

Power Industry – Data Methodology .. 77

Generation and Consumption Data 77

Electricity Generation Capacity Data . 78

Power Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology ... 78

Table: Power Risk/Reward Indicators 80

Sources ... 82

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