The Meaning of Utility: Electricity is the Latest Frontier for Innovation in Shale Oil and Gas


The series of articles authored by Charlotte Batson on the innovations stimulated by shale oil and gas now moves to electricity and the utilities that provide it, in this article that appeared in The Site Selection Energy Report in September 2014.

Electricity generation from now-abundant natural gas is helping reduce electrical rates to customers across the country, and cheap electricity and energy is spurring a re-shoring of manufacturing facilities unimaginable even a few years ago. Numerous innovations have similarly manifest around electricity generation, transmission, and usage in a number of categories, the variety of which is discussed here. Read more.

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