2021 ITRON RESOURCEFULNESS INSIGHT REPORT

Grid Resiliency

The effects of climate disruption will increasingly define the reliability and resiliency of the grid. Learn what utilities and consumers think about what’s stressing the grid today, and discover actions to take now to prepare for tomorrow.

Three Impacts, Many Perspectives

Utility executives express the highest levels of concern over the prospective impact that disasters (88%), demand from EVs (85%), and integrating renewables (86%) will have on the grid. And while 84% of utility execs say they’re “extremely/very prepared” for what’s coming, only 47% of consumers are as confident.

Disasters

Disasters

As events intensify, utilities are nearly 2X as concerned as consumers about the impact of disasters.

Renewables

Renewables

DERs play a key role in grid reliability and resiliency. 26% of consumers surveyed say they generate their own electricity.

EVs

EVs

With up to 245 million EVs to be sold worldwide by 2030, handling the increase in demand is a growing concern.

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2019 ITRON RESOURCEFULNESS INSIGHT REPORT

A Closer Look at Disasters

Our 2019 report, with its detailed focus on disaster preparedness, spotlighted how disasters were becoming a growing concern for utility executives and consumers alike. In fact, at the time of our survey, 69% of utility execs and 55% of consumers were more worried about disasters than they were five years earlier. View more findings from the 2019 report below.

2019 Report

In 2019, we explored how consumers and utility executives throughout the United States viewed disasters from different lenses, and provided a close look at the disaster preparedness lifecycle (prepare, respond, recover).

Learn how these two groups view the future of energy and water delivery in the face of disruption.

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2019 Infographic

Download the 2019 infographic to understand how utilities are preparing for disasters.

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2019 Video

See the highlights of the 2019 report in our video to the left.

PREVIOUS REPORTS

Itron Resourcefulness Index 2018

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Itron Resourcefulness Index 2013

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