STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS REPORTS

The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insight into key issues and trends facing the electric, natural gas, smart city/smart utility and water ​utility sectors. Sign up today to get the latest Strategic Directions Report in your inbox.

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Electric Industry Report

Fueled by innovation, heightened interest from customers and regulators, and falling market costs tied to distributed generation and natural gas, electric utilities are poised to solve their most pressing reliability, resilience and sustainability issues. The 2016 Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report examines how electric industry services providers are applying lessons learned from the past to identify and manage emerging challenges and opportunities.




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Water Industry Report

The Black & Veatch 2016 Strategic Directions: Water Industry report identifies current trends and the ongoing challenges faced by the water industry as infrastructure demands increase and cost remains a top concern. 2016 finds an industry rising to meet perhaps its biggest challenges yet in managing infrastructure maintenance cost, navigating capital investment with limited resources and engaging customers who may be questioning the cost or the safety of their supply.




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U.S. Smart City/Smart Utility Report

The Black & Veatch 2016 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility report follows communities and utilities as the smart infrastructure movement gains momentum. Utilities are beginning to extract value from a decade’s worth of infrastructure and automation investments. On the municipal side, smart city roadmaps are being developed in collaboration with utilities and the private sector. For both, increased use of data analytics is enabling better informed, more targeted decision-making and a path to sustainable outcomes with clearer returns on investment.

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