The 2019 State of the Electric Utility Survey is based on an online questionnaire administered to Utility Dive readers in December 2018. More than 525 self-identified electric utility employees from the U.S. and Canada took the survey.

Where are energy markets heading? Following recent shakeups in wholesale electricity markets, one-fourth of survey participants aren’t sure what kind of energy market, if any, they’ll be working with a decade.

This is our sixth annual survey, and it spotlights how some industry trends have evolved across those years — a time of considerable change in the electric power sector.

The survey was designed to illustrate the outlook and opinions of utility professionals. It should not be considered a scientific study.