A Changing Mission
The mission of electric utilities 100 years ago was to ensure universal access to electricity for all Americans. With that mission accomplished, the industry’s mission for the 21st century is to go beyond the meter to provide universal access to energy efficiency. We must provide energy that is affordable, reliable and increasingly clean. This will drive economic growth and preserve our environment. This requires new ways of thinking about our business.
In the next section we offer interviews with three highly-respected thought leaders to clarify the technological, regulatory and environmental choices we face. These experts remind us that change requires the boldness to redefine our boundaries. Only then can we create a sustainable future for our children and grandchildren.