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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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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U.S. Electric Industry Report

The Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry report captures how electric utilities are managing change across all aspects of their enterprise. Key areas discussed include the effect of natural gas prices on the generation market as well as a growing focus on cybersecurity in advance of new requirements set to take effect in early 2016. Regulation is a common thread throughout the report as the industry braces for the impacts of major environmental rules while managing traditional ratepayer concerns.  


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U.S. Natural Gas Industry Report

The Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: U.S. Natural Gas Industry report examines how the continuing supply boom, incremental demand growth and a drastic drop in the price of oil are testing the industry’s ability to plan for much-needed strategic and operational investments. It also analyzes the impact of regulatory, geopolitical and environmental concerns on each element of the value chain.




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