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2017 Strategic Directions:Electric Industry Report

Electric Utilities Embrace Technology, Evolve for the Future

The annual Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report explores progress made across the power generation and delivery sectors, with an eye toward their evolving landscapes. Over the last year, the sector has adapted to ongoing changes — the proliferation of renewable energy, a changing regulatory outlook and heightened focus on investment, infrastructure and regulation — all while navigating pressing challenges related to reliability and resilience.

The industry is charting its path by integrating advanced technologies, accommodating growing amounts of distributed energy resources and exploring the possibilities created by energy storage. Electric utilities are increasingly embracing new technology, understanding that data is critical because it will allow them to prioritize, commit funding and allocate resources more strategically.