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.

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.

You can download the free report.

This blog post was originally published by Temkin Group prior to its acquisition by Qualtrics in October 2018.