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Analysis of the Italian Utilities Sector - Full Year 2012 results

Even if 2012 was characterized by significant uncertainty surrounding the global macroeconomic situation, the full-year figures confirmed the positive trend already seen in the previous quarters for almost all Utilities in the panel. Despite the high cost of the commodities, the negative...
Utilities & alternative energy

Electricity Trading beyond “Buy and Sell”

Wholesale electricity trading now becomes essential for utilities in Southeast Europe

In most non-EU countries currently preparing for electricity market liberalization, electricity trading and wholesale markets are still in an early development stage. We suggest several business models for electricity trading that enable an utility to develop its trading capabilities step by step.
Utilities & alternative energy

Utilities Online - a Case Study of Italy

How Utilities Compete on the Web to Capture and Retain Customers

The growing willingness of consumers to change supplier has significantly increased switching rates in major European countries and is leading operators to review their approach to communicating with customers. Arthur D. Little analyzed more than 100 web offers, related to domestic and small...
Utilities & alternative energy

Restructuring debts of discoms'

Overcoming supply shortages in India

India is fast catching up and the availability of power has a huge impact on the economic growth. In the last years, the country has massively enlarged its power generation. Still though, India faces the challenge of poor reliability and quality of electricity, leading to occasional blackouts. This...
Utilities & alternative energy

Managing Capital Investment Programs

How to get investment programs "right"

Effective project selection and management is not a new message. However, even the most sophisticated upstream oil and gas companies do not “get it right” every time. Arthur D. Little believes that our lifecycle approach to capital investment helps to identify the causes for failure of projects and...
Utilities & alternative energy

Innovationsmanagement im EVU

Auf Basis der Ergebnisse der 8. Globalen Innovation Excellence Studie stellt dieser Insight die Steigerung der Innovationsfähigkeit bei Energieversorgungsunternehmen in den Mittelpunkt. Vor dem Hintergrund der dringend benötigten neuen Geschäftsmodelle bei den Energieversorgern, sind für sie fünf...
Utilities & alternative energy

Telco and Utility: Friend or Foe?

How telecommunication companies and utilities fight to capture a share in smart energy

Telecommunications companies (telcos) consider this an excellent opportunity to diversify their own product and service portfolio into “smart” energy. This poses a potential threat to utilities companies, who need to reconsider their traditional business models and defend their established position...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

Catching the Smart Home Opportunity

Room for Growth for Telecom Operators

In this report, Arthur D. Little reviews the key trends driving the potential for Smart Home solutions, presents an overview of four main segments and provides recommendations for telecom operators in the launch of Smart Home services. A Smart Home is a home or building that is equipped with a...
Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy

Offshore Wind Meets Nuclear

Most of the challenges in the development and procurement of offshore wind energy have been faced before- why not take a chance and have a look at...

The nuclear new build projects’ challenges may sound familiar to offshore owners and developers: Weak planning, advancing technology maturity, misjudgment of capabilities, dependency on external issues, and unsuitable organization design. Arthur D. Little's expertise in large capital investment...
Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

New business models for the international oil company

Petronationalism, the growing expense and risk of finding and producing oil, and the coupling between increasingly capable national oil companies and aggressive oilfield services providers have all put pressure on international oil companies in recent years. The article provides a historical...
Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy