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.
2019 Electric Report
13 August 2019
It’s one of the most dynamic times in the history of power supply, given such things as rising demand for clean, sustainable energy and electric vehicles. Across diverse geographies, utilities are facing opportunities – and deep challenges – in meeting social and economic goals linked to the reliable, resilient supply of quality power. With expert analyses and results of a survey of nearly 900 electric industry stakeholders, Black & Veatch’s coming 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report dissects the changing face of power and why the industry must be nimble and begin in planning necessary upgrades.
2019 Commercial & Industrial Report
In an effort to explore some of the factors reshaping business, Black & Veatch recently polled hundreds of professionals in the commercial and industrial sector to identify emerging trends in resource use with a focus on sustainability, capital spending and energy and water management trends within their organizations.
2019 Water Report
Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Water Report finds that a new culture of data science can extend our water supply to drive sustainability and resilience. Just as manufacturing and industry have embraced the Internet of Things to connect technologies and add value to our daily lives, data “has woven itself into the central fabric of our water economy.”
2019 Smart Utilities Report
As generation, transmission and distribution technologies continue to rapidly evolve, Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report finds that utilities are on the cusp of their most visible transformation in more than a century. The report explores how utilities’ business models are being tested by evolving, competing technology pressing them to modernize.
2019 Natural Gas Report
As the world continues to invest in the adoption of greener energy options, the outlook for natural gas has never been more positive. The 2019 Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report explores how stakeholders across the value chain are coping with a shifting market, affected by greener energy goals, growing populations and new opportunities for liquefied natural gas.
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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