The onslaught of intermittent, renewable energy resources on U.S. power grids also is partly to blame for the rising delivery costs. Moving away from large, centralized power plants and toward smaller, more widely distributed sources has utilities installing digital sensors, meters and more power lines, the costs of which are getting passed along to consumers.
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