The speed of managerial and technological transformation today is key to the effectiveness of major companies and entire industries. It consists of two components: the ability to anticipate changes in the environment, and the time that companies spend on implementing innovative products. Several trends are impacting the development of the modern electric power industry, some of which, at first glance, contradict each other. How does the development of renewable energy and the emergence of prosumers correlate with continuing demand for a reliable electricity supply? What about the growth of new energy-intensive sectors of the economy (primarily associated with the storage and processing of large amounts of data) and energy saving? Digitalization and cybersecurity? Decentralization of energy systems and the creation of international energy corridors and associations? These phenomena have reached different levels of penetration in different countries, with positive and negative consequences. Obviously, they affect not only technological solutions, but also industry management models, relations with consumers, market mechanisms and regulation, etc. How stable are these trends and which of them will have the biggest impact on the development path of the industry in the long term?