Utilities are increasing their capital investments in new technologies and companies. In our Indigoinsights infographic below we analyzed market and investment data dating back to 2013 to garner the latest trends and investment patterns by utilities and their venture arms.
What these investments point to, is that utilities are increasingly looking to energy and technology startups as their partners for the future. Not only will we see an uptick in activity from jointly created funds and from increasingly active utility venture arms, but regulated utilities, depending on the type of investment, could also invest in or pick-up energy startups as part of regular capital upgrades. Regardless of the investment mechanism however, it is becoming clear for utilities that bringing in external innovation with high potential into their companies will serve them well for the future.