Florida Power & Light and Southern California Gas Company Lead Utilities in Customer Experience

Temkin Experience RatingsWe recently released the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings that ranks the customer experience of 294 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Out of 17 utility companies we looked at, Florida Power & Light and SoCalGas tied for the top spot. Each earned a rating of 67%, which put them both in 83rd place overall out of 294 companies across 20 industries.

At the other end of the spectrum, Columbia Natural Gas was the lowest-rated utility company, with a score of 44% and an overall rank of 278th.

Overall, the utilities industry averaged a 57% rating in the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings and tied for 12th place out of 20 industries. The average rating of the industry decreased by five percentage-points between 2015 and 2016, dropping from 62% to 57%.


Here are some additional findings from the utilities industry:

  • The ratings of all utilities in the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings are as follows: Florida Power & Light (67%), Southern California Gas Company (67%), TXU Energy (66%), Dominion Virginia Power (66%), Alabama Power Company (65%), Georgia Power (65%), Consumers Energy Company (61%), Southern California Edison (59%), Duke Energy Progress (58%), DTE Energy Electric Company (58%), Consolidated Edison Company of New York (57%), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (56%), PSE&G (54%), CenterPoint Energy (53%), Ameren Illinois Company (52%), Commonwealth Edison (48%), and Columbia Natural Gas (44%).
  • Con Edison of NY (+10 points), Consumers Energy Company (+7 points), and Dominion Virginia Power (+2 points) were the only utilities to improve their rating between 2015 and 2016.
  • Commonwealth Edison (-15 points), Georgia Power (-9 points), and PSE&G (-9 points) declined the most between 2015 and 2016.

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I am a customer experience transformist, helping large organizations improve business results by changing how they deal with customers. As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. I am also a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Simply put, I am passionate about spotting emerging best practices and helping companies master them. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. My “title” is Managing Partner of the Temkin Group, a customer experience research and consulting firm that helps organizations become more customer-centric. Our goal is simple: accelerate the path to delighting customers. I am also the co-founder and Emeritus Chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of CX professionals.

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