CEE grid study
Network expansion and unbundling topped the business agenda for grid companies in the last few years, but today's big issue is efficiency improvement.
The impact of the economic crisis and growing demands by regulators have made this a priority. At the same time, however, utilities need to gain competitive advantages in the longer run, so they are planning to raise service quality and invest in new technologies (e.g. smart grids).
They need to prepare in advance for upcoming trends. These findings emerge from our study entitled "CEE grid – On the road to efficiency". The study is based on a survey of leading grid companies in Austria and five Central and Eastern European countries. Managers were asked how they see the success factors and future challenges in their industry.