State and Future of the Power Industry

Special report from Public Utilities Fortnightly, in collaboration with Navigant


This joint report published in collaboration with Public Utilities Fortnightly (PUF) looks at the future of the power industry. PUF Editor-in-Chief Steve Mitnick conducts 16 interviews with industry leaders, and Navigant’s leadership discusses the industry’s longer term future.

Editor-in-Chief Steve Mitnick conducted a roundtable interview with Navigant’s leading industry experts focusing on topics such as renewables, distributed energy resources (DER) and how the energy cloud is transforming the industry and becoming a priority for C-level utility executives. Jan Vrins, Karin Corfee, Rob Wilhite, David O’Brien, Jay Paidipati, Mackinnon Lawrence, and Colette Lamontagne highlighted key changes utilities can expect in the future and how the evolving energy landscape will change business as usual for utility executives.

Topics covered include:

Do not underestimate the pace of transformation facing our industry today. Customer choice and emerging energy technologies will exponentially change the way we produce and use power going forward.

Jan Vrins
Leader of Navigant’s Global Energy Segment

Key Findings

The report also presents findings from a PUF reader survey of 366 participants on the future of electricity. Key findings from the survey include:


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For more on this topic, read “The Energy Cloud Playbook”, an article the July issue of Public Utilities Fortnightly, authored by Mackinnon Lawrence and Jan Vrins. Learn more about Emerging Trends in Energy Markets - Trends in the U.S. Power Sector.

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