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Strategic Directions Reports

Strategic Directions Reports

The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. Drawing insights from industry leaders from around the globe, we dive into immediate and long-term market needs ranging from asset management and infrastructure financing to resilience planning and data analytics. This annual examination allows Black & Veatch to continually measure industry progress, market shifts and emerging challenges to drive infrastructure transformation. 

2021 Electric Report

2021 Strategic Directions: Electric Report

Challenges – and opportunities – abound in this complex ecosystem from conventional power generation to energy derived from the sun and the wind, and the growing use of microgrid systems. The push for sustainability, reliability and resiliency is driving utilities and power developers toward broader investments in decarbonization, and more countries, states and counties mandate that power sources become cleaner and greener.

Backed by a survey of nearly 500 U.S. power sector stakeholders, the Black & Veatch 2021 Electric Report explores an electric industry continuing a sweeping transformation accelerated by the rising tide of renewable and distributed energy – and the pressing need to integrate them successfully into the grid.

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Our Strategic Directions Reports have been conducted since 2006, working to capture the industry’s viewpoint concerning ongoing issues facing our clients and business partners. In addition to graphical interpretation of survey results, our full reports provide expert analysis, recommendations and actionable intelligence for overcoming the growing challenges facing each industry.

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