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Smart grids and meters will have a substancial impact of skill needs.
- The utilities sector in the EU28 is forecast to employ around 2.6 million people by 2025, a decline of -6.3% compared to 2013 employment levels.
- There are, however, current shortages in engineering-related occupations in numerous countries and a wider need to replace employees leaving the sector due to retirement or for other reasons. In total, there are anticipated to be 965,000 job openings up to 2025.
- The roll-out of smart grids and smart metering is anticipated to require the development of substantial new skills capacity in the medium-term.
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