A revolution in the utility power mix is already underway, according to a new Utility Dive survey, The State of the Electric Utility 2016
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
All told, 91% of more than 500 respondents indicated they expect utility-scale solar to increase significantly or moderately in their fuel mixes over the next five years. 77% see wind doing so, and 72% expect the same for natural gas. 91% indicated they expect either significant or moderate increases in distributed energy resources (DERs). Click image to enlarge it.
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