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Merchant risk management: The new frontier in renewables

– If stakeholders move away from subsidizing the renewable-energy market, developers would be exposed to wholesale prices. Renewables players thus need to position themselves strategically in their approach to long-term merchant risk.

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Global Energy Perspective: Accelerated Transition

Our outlook reviews eight potential shifts that could accelerate the energy transition—from faster uptake of electric vehicles... to accelerated cost reduction for renewables—and the impact each shift could have on annual oil, gas, coal, and power demand to 2050.

Global Gas & LNG Outlook to 2035

The Global Gas & LNG Outlook is our biannual view on how global gas & LNG markets will evolve towards 2035.
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The global electric-vehicle market is amped up and on the rise

– China remains firmly in the lead on our Electric Vehicle Index. But other pockets of growing public- and private-sector commitment... to these vehicles have emerged.
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How utilities can keep the lights on

– The past decade has been difficult for many utilities. Here is how they can prosper in the next.

The Power & Gas Blog

Quick takes on how energy businesses are rethinking strategies, building capabilities, and addressing challenges

Energy Transition

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Less carbon means more flexibility: Recognizing the rise of new resources in the electricity mix

– Thousands of megawatts of renewable resources—chiefly wind and solar—are in the works. What types of grid services can these provide as electricity markets and policies evolve?
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The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems

– Electric vehicles are unlikely to create a power-demand crisis but could reshape the load curve. Here’s how to bend that... curve to your advantage.
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The new rules of competition in energy storage

– The costs of energy-storage systems are dropping too fast for inefficient players to hide. The winners in this market will be... those that aggressively pursue and achieve operational improvements.
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The offshore-wind industry’s moment of reckoning

– The days of stable and relatively high revenues are ending for Europe’s offshore-wind developers, owners, and operators.... Making money on tomorrow’s low-price projects will require a new degree of discipline.
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How industry can move toward a low-carbon future

– Cutting industry’s carbon emissions will require significant investment and coordinated effort among businesses, governments,... and other stakeholders.
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Bringing (solar) power to the people

– Solar home systems can help to bridge the electrification gap in developing countries—if certain conditions are met.

Digital transformation

The Digital Utility

New challenges, capabilities, and opportunities
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Powering the digital economy

– As cheaper storage and renewables bend the electricity cost curve, utilities must refine their strategies and raise their digital... game.
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Building a great data platform

– Five insights into building a great data platform can help energy, chemical, utility, and basic-materials companies get it right.
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Digitizing customer journeys—making a radical but valuable move in EPNG

– With start-ups and new entrants enhancing customer satisfaction through digital solutions, we believe it is time for incumbents... to create seamless digital customer journeys.
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Digital-experience design for the field workforce

– By focusing on valuable and meaningful workforce experiences, utilities can move from incremental improvements to transformative... ones.

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Fueling utility innovation through analytics

– Utilities around the world are making big investments in advanced analytics. Getting the full value, however, requires rethinking... their strategy, culture, and organization.
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What every utility CEO should know about blockchain

– Blockchain technology can streamline transactions along the utility value chain. Here is a look at six emerging applications.
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Sticker shock: Why utilities now must rethink customer affordability

– As electricity consumers demand more convenience and flexibility, utilities, regulators, and customers themselves will have to... decide which investments to make—and who should pay for them.
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The digital utility: New opportunities and challenges

– Many utilities see the digital revolution as a threat to their business model, but massive opportunities await those able to transform... themselves ahead of the curve.

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Are US gas utilities nearing the end of their golden age?

– State-level decarbonization efforts could threaten the business model.
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‘Superstars’: The dynamics of firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy

– Is there a superstar effect? lapetitemort.info Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities... in the global economy.
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Women in the Workplace 2018

– Progress on gender diversity at work has stalled. To achieve equality, companies must turn good intentions into concrete action.
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Laying the foundation for success in the connected-building era

– Connected buildings could introduce a new way of working. Here’s what it will take for them to become mainstream.

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Digitizing customer journeys—making a radical but valuable move in EPNG

– With start-ups and new entrants enhancing customer satisfaction through digital solutions, we believe it is time for incumbents... to create seamless digital customer journeys.
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The European electric bus market is charging ahead, but how will it develop?

– Widescale adoption of electric buses in Europe is near. There is still a lot of uncertainty around eBus battery charging strategies... and the optimal type of charging hardware, mainly related to costs and operational flexibility.
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Permian, we have a gas problem(s)

– The Permian is experiencing its first natural gas problem. Gas production is starting to exceed pipeline capacity exiting the... Permian, and in-basin prices are falling as a result. Paradoxically, the second problem is a potential overreaction to the first problem: market fundamentals could attract too many pipelines, and the Permian runs the risk of having underutilized pipelines.
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The new rules of competition in energy storage

– The costs of energy-storage systems are dropping too fast for inefficient players to hide. The winners in this market will be... those that aggressively pursue and achieve operational improvements.
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Winning the cost battle: Success factors in digital transformations for energy retailers

– As the battle for profitability increases, energy retailers are embarking on digital transformations to lower costs.
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Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
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Bringing (solar) power to the people

– Solar home systems can help to bridge the electrification gap in developing countries—if certain conditions are met.
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Decarbonization of industrial sectors: The next frontier

– Though deep decarbonization is possible, it will require substantial investments and big changes to the energy system. Technological... breakthroughs, lower energy prices, changing consumer preferences, or new regulations will be critical to achieving this goal.
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The EU gas network resilience through advanced analytics

– How advanced analytics can help you understand the European gas network system response under demand and supply discontinuities.
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The revival of customer loyalty: How regulated utilities can reshape customer engagement

– With customer expectations rising and new technologies emerging, constant renewal of customer transformations can never be over.
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Why utility boards should care about IT architecture

– Many utilities struggle to match the customer and commercial expectations set by digital leaders. Investing in faster, more flexible... IT architecture can accelerate their digital modernization.
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