Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan18
Utility Insiders See Major Changes Coming (Charts)
March 4th, 2014 by Zachary Shahan
The folks at Utility Dive recently conducted its first annual survey of 500+ US utility professionals, “The State of the Electric Utility.” Overall findings? Utility insiders see the industry changing considerably over the coming decade, with a particular focus on greening the grid.
Some of the overall findings included:
- 95% anticipate that their utility’s regulatory model will change over the next 10 years, and 57% believe it will change significantly.
- 70% of utilities already offer or plan to offer dynamic pricing to customer within the next five years.
- 54% of utilities say they face stakeholder pressure to supply cleaner and more sustainable energy.
There are a ton of interesting findings in the report, which you may download for free here. Here are just a few that stood out to me:
Interesting stuff. And there’s a lot more in there. Download Utility Dive‘s report for more. (Full disclosure: we have no relationship with Utility Dive and don’t benefit from you downloading the report; I just think it’s cool.)
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