Oklahoma Renewable Energy Conference is Wednesday

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By Jack Money Business Writer jmoney@oklahoman.comOWASSO — Oklahoma's investor-owned utilities and electric cooperatives are getting squeezed by innovation. Regulators and ratepayers expect them to increasingly use various sources of renewable energy as those become more abundant and their costs continue to fall. At the same time, they face increased potential competition from distributed energy sources that are owned by consumers, such as rooftop solar and battery storage systems. Topping it off, demand growth for future load continues to fall as efficiencies continue to improve for all manners of household appliances and industrial machines. These competing pressures are quickly impacting how the utilities and cooperatives pursue their...

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Oklahoma Renewable Energy Conference is Wednesday

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