The seventh annual survey on the State of the Electric Utility was published this week by Utility Dive, an on-line utility industry publication. It concludes that renewables and sustainability are the top issues for utilities, but notes that there is room for improvement on the issues of cybersecurity and climate resilience.
The survey drew responses from 566 executives and professionals from utilities and energy retailers around the world. Nearly half of the respondents (46%) listed renewables and sustainability as pressing issues. Less than half of the survey participants (44%) said they were coordinating with public safety officials around climate-related risks, and only 24% said they were adopting emerging technologies such as microgrids or energy storage with climate resilience in mind.
A copy of the complete survey results are available here.