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Just Ducky

The neck of the Duck Curve gets longer every year due to California’s energy policies.
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Figure 1 - California’s Duck Curve
Figure 2 - Mid-Day Peak Demand
"The neck of the Duck Curve gets longer every year due to California’s energy policies." – Steve Huntoon
Author Bio: 

Steve Huntoon is the principal of Energy Counsel, LLP. He is former President of the Energy Bar Association, and for over 30 years of practice in energy regulatory law advised and represented such companies and institutions as Dynegy, PECO Energy (now part of Exelon), Florida Power & Light (NextEra Energy), ISO New England, Entergy, PacifiCorp, Williston Basin (MDU Resources) and Conectiv (now part of PHI).

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Author Bio: 

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