2015 Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry Report

This report looks at how utilities are readying their strategies to manage new technology and a shifting regulatory construct. The questionnaire was completed by 435 participants, 67% of which were utilities. Much of the survey revolves around the growth of distributed generation (DG), with more that half of respondents believing that six to ten percent of all U.S. power generation will come from DG by 2020. Eighty percent of respondents believe that DG, particularly solar PV, represents a threat to their business, and almost two-thirds expect the impacts to be significant.