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What the battle over control of PG&E means for US utility customers

By Theodore J. Kury, Director of Energy Studies, Public Utility Research Center, University of Florida Warrington College of Business There’s a battle raging over the ownership of PG&E Corp., one of the nation’s largest utilities, with cities, hedge fund managers and

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California crisis of fires, blackouts decades in the making

“The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again and again with a no-win decision: risk starting catastrophic deadly wildfires, or turn off the lights and

JEA building in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

Experts Say Sale of JEA Would Be Biggest Public Utility Transaction In The Industry

As the city of Jacksonville, Florida contemplates privatization of its utility, Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), the eighth-largest community-owned electric utility company in the United States and the largest in Florida, it has much to contemplate, especially considering it might be

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Why doesn’t the US bury its power lines?

It is nearing the end of a highly destructive hurricane season in the United States. The devastation of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina caused more than 1.4 million customers to lose power, and Hurricane Michael has cut service

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Nuclear reactors in hurricanes: 5 questions answered

Hurricane Florence may affect the operations of several of the 16 nuclear reactors located in the Carolinas and Virginia, raising concerns about safety and power outages. Dr. Ted Kury, director of energy studies at the Public Utility Research Center, explains why

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Faculty News Roundup: Warrington professors’ successes in 2017-2018

Over the 2017-2018 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or

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Russians hacked into America’s electric grid. Here’s why securing it is hard.

Hackers taking down the U.S. electricity grid may sound like a plot ripped from a Bruce Willis action movie, but the Department of Homeland Security has recently disclosed new details about the extent to which Russia has infiltrated “critical infrastructure”

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Now that Russia has apparently hacked America’s grid, shoring up security is more important than ever

Director of Energy Studies at the Public Utility Research Center Dr. Ted Kury, explains how it’s easier to see how customers benefit from increased grid security than it is to justify making them pay for it. Read Dr. Kury’s full

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Why Trump may usher in the biggest gas tax hike ever

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies and infrastructure expert Dr. Ted Kury has studied taxes and energy as well as how the government leverages what it spends on infrastructure through public-private partnerships. In his article, originally published on The

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Should power lines go underground?

Dr. Ted Kury, director of energy studies for the Public Utility Research Center in the Warrington College of Business, observes that installing power lines underground to prevent outages during hurricanes may not be the magic bullet many are seeking. Read