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U.S. electric distribution modernization drivers 2016

This statistic displays the results of a survey on the drivers for the modernization of electric distribution systems among utilities and municipalities in the United States as of November 2016. At that time, almost 38 percent of surveyed respondents stated one of their main drivers for modernization was improving cybersecurity.

Reasons for electric distribution system modernization in the United States as of November 2016*

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Release date

January 2017


United States

Survey time period

October 19 to November 4, 2016

Number of respondents

741 respondents

Special properties

qualified utility, municipal, commercial, and community stakeholders

Supplementary notes

* Original question: Many utilities are investing in grid modernization that is focused on electric distribution systems. What are the drivers for modernizing your electric distribution systems? (Select all that apply).

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