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, continuing our mission of Building a World of Difference.
2018 Smart Cities & Utilities Report
16 January 2018
This year’s report shows that the large majority of respondents believe in the transformational power of data to raise quality of life, though questions persist about affordability and planning. Our data also shows that individual efforts – from “Safe City” initiatives to the greater integration of distributed energy resources and the growing proliferation of electric vehicles – continue to advance. But are these individual efforts one-off projects, or are they part of larger, more integrated plans?
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.
2017 Smart City/Smart Utility Report
Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report measures the progress made by communities and utilities on the path toward smarter and more livable cities.
2016 Natural Gas Industry Report
Black & Veatch’s 2016 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report reflect a convincingly positive outlook for future growth and details how the industry is tackling challenges both new and evergreen.
2016 Electrical Industry Report
Black & Veatch’s 2016 Strategic Directions: Electrical Industry Report examines how electric industry services providers are applying lessons from the past to identify and manage emerging challenges and opportunities.
2016 Water Industry Report
Black & Veatch’s 2016 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report captures both the angst and opportunities in ensuring safe systems for our communities, starting with leadership that embraces innovation while managing costs.
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