Elster Group SE
Since the early '90s, electricity usage in the United States has grown by nearly 25 percent, and currently accounts for one-fifth of the world’s total consumption. This expansion has been driven by increases in demand, as population growth and technological innovations have been the wind beneath the country’s wings, so to speak. Interestingly, electricity availability per capital in the U.S. has actually fallen over this time, which is a tell tale sign of the strains that have been placed on the U.S.’s electrical grid. In fact, many energy experts are worried about the grid’s reliability, which was recently given a D+ rating by the American Society of Civil Engineers.