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Published on March 4th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Utility Insiders See Major Changes Coming (Charts)

March 4th, 2014 by  


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:

distributed generation utilities dynamic pricing utilities EV charging utilities utility challenges utility growth utility regulation

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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About the Author

Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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