By Guest Blogger, Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL
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"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a
follower" is an often-repeated quote attributed to Steve
Jobs. But how is this playing out and helping to create the grid of
Innovation requires all of us to make honest and, at times, difficult assessments of disruptive trends in our industry. Looking at the horizon and adapting to a changing landscape is essential.
So, what do we think the future has in store as we prepare for 2019 and beyond? Key highlights from the U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2018 with projections to 2050 are helping to bring this picture into focus. The report notes that although there were decades of slow-even negative (in 2017) growth- in electricity demand, use is projected to increase albeit at a lower rate than in the past because some of the growth continues to offset by energy efficiency gains.