2014 Electric Industry Report

2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry

Welcome to Black & Veatch’s 2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry report. Now in its eighth year, the report has historically represented the electric utility industry’s sentiment about current events and trends affecting the way it does business. This year, in addition to capturing data about top of mind issues, the report looks ahead. The 2014 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry report tracks an industry in the midst of rapid transformation and explores the market, technology and regulatory drivers its stakeholders must manage in order to thrive.

The view is of an industry at a crossroads. U.S. electric utilities are weighing operational needs against regulatory imperatives in an economy that is still recovering. New and improving technologies present an opportunity to meet business objectives, but at what cost?

Finding opportunities for growth in the midst of change will be a key component of survival in these transformative times. This report highlights emerging issues and delivers expert analysis and insights for electric utilities faced with managing disruption brought about by accelerated change. We welcome your questions and comments regarding this report and/or Black & Veatch services.

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