In move to cleaner energy economy, power sector falling behind in digital transformation


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It's no secret that the power sector is undergoing dramatic changes.

Market dynamics and ambitious decarbonization goals set by the Biden administration are driving a transition away from fossil fuels and toward more renewable energy and electric vehicles.

Consumers and investors are also expressing new expectations for sustainability and a cleaner energy economy.

Utility executives have acknowledged a need for new digital technologies and a digitally savvy workforce, but a new survey by Ernst & Young found that the utility sector is falling behind in this digital transformation.

Nearly 90% of utility executives say they do not have enough workers with the right skills to take advantage of digital technologies, and many lack a plan to proceed.

We spoke with Ryan Levine of Ernst & Young about the report and what it means for the power sector going forward.

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