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 customers 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.)
This article, Utility Insiders See Major Changes Coming (Charts), is syndicated from Clean Technica and is posted here with permission.
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