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.
2022 Asia Electric Report
In the midst of growing populations and electricity demand, the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and much political, investor and customer pressure to decarbonize, Asia’s electricity providers continue to grapple with implementing an affordable and reliable energy transition.
Backed by surveys of the electric industry and large electric users in Asia, the Black & Veatch 2022 Asia Electric Report reveals the single biggest challenge the industry is facing: integrating renewable energy to maintain a resilient and reliable grid. The report also highlights the growing role of new stakeholder influences on the industry, what technologies will receive more investment, and, for the first time, brings in the perspective of large intensive energy customers in Asia.
2021 Strategic Directions: Megatrends Report
Drawing upon data sourced from more than 1,000 professionals spanning critical infrastructure sectors as well as deep insights from the C&I and manufacturing industries, Black & Veatch’s 2021 Strategic Directions: Megatrends Report looks to inform the 2021 decision-making process that will drive capital spending and help utilities position for the future.
2021 Strategic Directions: Electric Report
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.
2021 Strategic Directions: Water Report
Based on analyses by more than 200 stakeholders in the U.S. sphere of water and wastewater, the 2021 Strategic Directions: Water Report examines the complex issues and trends impacting today’s water industry. Aging infrastructure and workforce, intensifying natural disasters, and the global COVID-19 pandemic compounded the pressure on utilities to be resilient in their services.
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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