Industrial Park Governance

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Energy & Utilities July 2014

Industrial Park Governance

The Vital Cog for Success

Governments often resort to the creation of industrial parks to catalyse the economy of a region or of the whole country. They invest tax-payer money into infrastructure projects with a view to attract investors into the park. If the park is thriving, these investors will in turn pay land rentals or dividends through their joint ventures with the park’s governing entity. They will also bring jobs to the region or the country, corporate tax income to the state or federal government and will enhance the park’s visibility with their own stature. [...]

Rethinking Cost Efficiency

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Energy & Utilities July 2014

Rethinking Cost Efficiency

In Power and Gas Retail - A Step Change Requires a Systemic Approach

The increasingly competitive landscape in power and gas retail is driving utilities to improve efficiency through cost reduction. Most companies have implemented traditional cost-cutting programs. Although these are valid in some circumstances, many retailers are finding that results quickly follow the marginally diminishing curve. Our experience with some of the leading retailers suggests that other perspectives should be taken into account, exploring new opportunities to build sustainably competitive businesses. [...]

Beating the Unknown

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Energy & Utilities, Risk July 2014

Beating the Unknown

A Simplified Approach for Risk-Based Decision-Making

Businesses continuously face unsteady and challenging waters as the world becomes more complex and change happens every day. Nonetheless, most businesses support their decision-making processes using simple and static net present value or internal rate of return calculations – neglecting to assess the uncertainties present in the underlying assumptions. [...]

Field Telecoms in Oil & Gas

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Energy & Utilities, TIME December 2013

Field Telecoms in Oil & Gas

Getting Connected: How the Telecoms Industry is Enabling the Digital Oil Field

Field Telecommunication technologies are a key enabler for Digital Oil Fields that are essential to support efficient exploration in ever more hazardous and remote terrain, increasing production from existing assets, reducing onsite personnel support, and improving health and safety. [...]

Managing Capital Projects Successfully

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Energy & Utilities December 2013

Managing Capital Projects Successfully

An Executive Concern

Recent instances of substantially over-budget and behind-schedule energy projects have demonstrated that even the most sophisticated energy companies are not able to “get it right” every time. In this report we explain the best practice approach that we take to help our clients to identify and resolve deficiencies and manage their capital projects successfully. [...]

"Keeping the Lights on"

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Energy & Utilities November 2013

"Keeping the Lights on"

A Much Tougher Challenge Than Before

Triggered by higher volatility in both supply and demand, the need for balancing services in high-voltage electricity networks is increasing. How can transmission system operators, traditional energy players and potential new entrants generate business value from this growing opportunity? [...]

Managing Well Integrity

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Energy & Utilities November 2013

Managing Well Integrity

Well Integrity Needs the Same Level of Care and Attention as Asset Integrity

Successful well integrity management is a critical and evolving theme across the oil and gas industry. The Macondo incident, the Elgin field leaks and other, less prominently reported incidents demonstrate that even sophisticated energy companies are not able to “get it right” all the time. [...]

Third Party Access in Gas Transportation

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Energy & Utilities October 2013

Third Party Access in Gas Transportation

Are Players in Emerging Markets Ready for New Rules?

Introduction of TPA regulation is one of the most important levers for driving liberalization in the gas markets of the emerging economies. The objective is to foster competition in the gas market, improve supply efficiency, and bolster infrastructural investments, thereby strengthening the energy security.  [...]

Two Realities for Renewables

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Energy & Utilities September 2013

Two Realities for Renewables

The Search for Profit in a Booming Industry

Large scale commercial deployment of renewable energy is now a reality – hydro and geothermal power are well established, the growth of wind and solar capacity continues to be dramatic; while the fall in the cost of solar power has been so spectacular that it threatens to disrupt the established electricity generation industry and profoundly change the energy landscape. [...]

Getting Ready for New Network Regulation

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Energy & Utilities September 2013

Getting Ready for New Network Regulation

From Input Based Regulation to Individual Regulatory Objectives and Performance Evaluation

The European energy sector is facing significant changes which require regulatory authorities to adopt innovative approaches based on individualized regulatory methodologies. [...]

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