Temkin Experience Ratings Industry Snapshot: Utilities

We recently released the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings (TxR) that ranks the customer experience of 318 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. TxR is based on consumers evaluating their experiences across three dimensions: success, effort, and emotion. See our FAQs about the Temkin Experience Ratings.

FPL and Georgia Power earn top customer experience (CX) scores for utilities, according to 8th annual Temkin Experience Ratings of 318 companies.Congratulations to Georgia Power and Florida Power & Light for earning the top customer experience score in the utilities industry.

Of the 20 utilities included in this year’s Ratings, Georgia Power and Florida Power & Light tied for the top spot. Each earned a score of 75% and placed in 65th overall out of 318 companies across 20 industries. These two companies are no strangers to the top; Georgia Power also received the highest rating in the industry in 2017 and 2015, and Florida Power & Light earned the highest rating in 2016. Southern California Gas Company came in a close third with a score of 74% and an overall rank of 85th.

Overall, the utilities industry averaged a 65% rating in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings and tied for 15th place out of 20 industries. The average rating of the industry dropped by 2.6 percentage-points between 2017 and 2018, going from 67.9% down to 65.3%.

Consumers Energy Company’s customer experience score improved the most over the previous year, gaining four percentage-points. TXU Energy’s score, on the other hand, declined the most, dropping by 10 points.

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FPL and Georgia Power earn top customer experience (CX) scores for utilities, according to 8th annual Temkin Experience Ratings of 318 companies. FPL and Georgia Power earn top customer experience (CX) scores for utilities, according to 8th annual Temkin Experience Ratings of 318 companies.

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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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