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Business Strategies
Continuing a multi-year trend, the industry’s regulated asset base grew in 2012 and accounted for a larger share of total assets. The Regulated Electric segment, which grew to a 65.6 percent share of total assets, provided most of the industry’s asset growth.​ One of the year’s most prominent developments was the widespread fuel switching from coal to natural gas that occurred during the spring and summer, as natural gas prices hit a record low. Learn about the industry’s business strategies in this section.