Our 50th RECAI discusses how digitisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation promise to transform the retail energy market, and highlights key market changes since the first issue in 2003.
The retail energy revolution
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Renewables: finally breaking free
The path to cyber resilience: Sense, resist, react
Renewables emerging as key investment strategy
Spotlight on power and utilities mega projects
Power & Utilities Capital Confidence Barometer 15
Digital grid: Powering the future of utilities
Power & Utilities
Helping you master transformation in power and utilities
Power and utilities companies globally face the triple challenge of improving environmental performance, keeping consumers’ costs down and maintaining system reliability.
Our Global Power & Utilities Center can help you meet the coming changes and resulting challenges. We have over 4,400 power and utilities professionals worldwide with the broad experience to help you create strategies for future growth.
Key issues shaping the power and utilities environment today include:
- Accessing capital in times of austerity
Power & utilities remains a hugely capital-intensive sector. The strategic allocation of available capital and access to new sources of finance will become increasingly important over the coming decade.
Massive investment will be needed to:
- Replace existing generation capacity, while taking account of environmental factors
- Renew and upgrade aging network infrastructure
- Transform today's networks into tomorrow's smart grids.
Since the global financial crisis, P&Us have come under pressure to strengthen balance sheets. This has led to significant divestment programs in Europe, and a new round of consolidation in North America.
Looking ahead, P&Us will have to raise and deploy capital on a huge scale, while engaging with a wide range of new finance providers and protecting credit ratings.