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Why, and how, utilities should start to manage climate-change risk

– Extreme weather events are exacting a high—and rising—price. Utilities need to devise and implement strategies to adapt.

Latest Perspectives

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Fueling the energy transition: Opportunities for financial institutions

– As renewable-energy sources proliferate, power grids become smarter, and industries electrify, strong financial partners will... play a critical role in providing funding for a capital-intensive sector.
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Scaling the US East Coast offshore wind industry to 20 gigawatts and beyond

– Offshore wind is poised to become a major source of power for the most densely populated area of the United States. Nine building... blocks are needed to meet growth milestones and successfully scale the industry.
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The new way to engage with energy customers: Personalization at scale

– Energy companies struggling with customer churn can borrow lessons from retail and consumer goods to build loyalty and boost sales... through personalization.
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Solving the rate puzzle: The future of electricity rate design

– Systemic trends are forcing utilities to confront the need for rate design changes.

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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Global Energy Perspective 2019

– The Global Energy Perspective Reference Case provides our view on how the energy transition will unfold.

The Power & Gas Blog

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

Energy Transition

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The decoupling of GDP and energy growth: A CEO guide

– Energy intensity is decreasing, renewables are gaining, and new efficiencies are on the way. Here’s how to build the resilience you need to navigate rapid change.
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How blockchain can help the utility industry develop clean power

– Blockchain has the potential to improve grid efficiency and grow the market for renewable energy
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How residential energy storage could help support the power grid

– Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery... providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues.
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Exploring an alternative pathway for Vietnam’s energy future

– Renewables have the potential to become the lowest-cost option for Vietnam to meet its energy needs.
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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?

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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Harnessing the power of advanced analytics in transmission and distribution asset management

– Advanced analytics is helping T&D operators improve performance, reduce asset-management costs, and capture value. Here’s... how successful utilities approach the transition.
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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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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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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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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.

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Second-life EV batteries: The newest value pool in energy storage

– With continued global growth of electric vehicles (EV), a new opportunity for the power sector is emerging: stationary storage powered by used EV batteries, which could exceed 200 gigawatt-hours by 2030.
Article - Quarterly

Confronting the risks of artificial intelligence

– With great power comes great responsibility. Organizations can mitigate the risks of applying artificial intelligence and advanced analytics by embracing three principles.
Interview - Quarterly

Powering mobility’s future: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

– A leader at the forefront of wireless electricity explains why cars are going electric, electric is going wireless, and the mobility ecosystem is headed for major change.
Video - Global Institute

Thomas L. Friedman and James Manyika: The world’s gone from flat, to fast, to deep

– The New York Times columnist reflects on how technology is changing our world in a conversation with James Manyika.
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Leadership beyond the C-suite

– In this episode of the Podcast, Simon London speaks with senior partner Claudio Feser and associate partner Nicolai Nielsen about the research in their new book, Leadership at Scale: Better Leadership, Better Results.
Article - Quarterly

Reimagining mobility: A CEO’s guide

– No industry or executive is immune to the profound implications of mobility’s second great inflection point. Here’s what you need to know now.
Commentary - Quarterly

One is the loneliest number

– Put an end to the costly workplace isolation experienced by many women by clustering them on teams and improving the promotion process.

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Recharging economies: The EV-battery manufacturing outlook for Europe

– As uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) increases, the EV-battery market represents an opportunity for European players. We assess... the potential and look at factors guiding the location of production capacity.
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Harnessing momentum for electrification in heavy machinery and equipment

– Battery-electric adoption could offer sizable potential in heavy machinery. There’s a strong business case for some applications... already—and addressing barriers could unlock more opportunity.
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How residential energy storage could help support the power grid

– Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery... providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues.
Article - Quarterly

Snapshots of the global mobility revolution

– How will regional variations in China, Europe, Brazil, India, and the United States reshape cars, carmakers, and the automotive... “user experience”?
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Making electric vehicles profitable

– Most OEMs don’t profit on selling electric vehicles. But addressing elements of the product and business model can put them... on a better path. We have a clear roadmap for EV profitability.
Interview - Quarterly

Ford’s evolving sense of self: An interview with Hau Thai-Tang

– The company’s global head of product development and purchasing explains today’s radical changes and how Ford can... tap into its 115-year legacy to win in the century ahead.
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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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Distributing the surplus: How digitization will help prepare Germany’s energy sector for the future

– Executives in many industries perceive digitization as a threat. In the energy sector, there is no need for that. On the contrary.... In Germany’s energy sector, digitization will help executives address a series of pressing challenges.
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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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