Obstacles to U.S. electric utilities 2017

This statistic shows the main obstacles for electric utilities in the United States as of December 2017. It was found out that 15 percent of respondents considered the internal resistance to change at their utilities to be the biggest obstacle to evolution in their business models.

Main obstacles for electric utilities' business model in the United States and Canada as of December 2017*

Share of respondents
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Release date

March 2018


North America, Canada, United States

Survey time period

December 2017

Number of respondents

approx. 700

Special properties

electric utility employees

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question:"What is the greatest obstacle to the evolution of your utility's business model?"

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