The results of Utility Dive’s second annual 2015 State of the Electric Utility Survey show that, “Utility executives clearly see immense opportunities in energy efficiency, rooftop solar and the customer relationship. They just aren’t sure what to do about it,” said Davide Savenije, senior editor at Utility Dive. “There is no proven utility business model today for these new services.”
One sign of progress is that utilities are beginning to transition from a business model based on electricity sales towards others that are more service-oriented. Many utilities are developing new models–energy efficiency, demand response, consumer information services, and distributed solar–with the customer at the heart of their business.
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About the State of the Electric Utility Survey
The second annual survey was compiled using responses from more than 400 U.S. electric utility executives currently employed at U.S. electric utilities. This year’s report strives to identify the key challenges and opportunities that will determine the future of the U.S. electric utility industry.
About Utility Dive
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