"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. [...]

Handle with Care

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Energy & Utilities August 2013

Handle with Care

Fulfilling the Strategic Goals of Asset Intensive Organizations

As the role of asset management increased, it became a key success factor in any capital intensive business. Putting asset management in the centre of organization can generate double-digit savings. [...]

Deepwater Developments

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Energy & Utilities August 2013

Deepwater Developments

Critical Aspects and Key Considerations for Technology Selection

Technology is a key enabler for deep-water development but players still face a myriad of critical challenges and decisions which require close attention for successful delivery. [...]

National Energy Security - Coal and Beyond – An India Case Study

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Energy & Utilities July 2013

National Energy Security - Coal and Beyond – An India Case Study

India's struggle for Energy Security

For sustainable economic growth and development, energy security of a nation is of utmost importance.  We are witnessing countries across the globe striving to be energy secure.  At the same time, India has been struggling to become an 'Energy Secure' nation.  [...]

UK Energy Policy

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Energy & Utilities June 2013

UK Energy Policy

A Little Less Intervention, A Little More Action

The UK is facing major energy challenges. Aging infrastructure, greater reliance on gas imports and tighter controls on emissions, mean that the landscape is changing. Investment is required on a huge scale in order to maintain security of supply and affordability to consumers, while at the same time reacting to environmental goals. [...]

Utilities Flash Report

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Energy & Utilities June 2013

Utilities Flash Report

Analysis of the Italian Utilities Sector - Full Year 2012 results

The Arthur D. Little’s Italian Utilities Flash Report , is a quarterly publication aimed to highlight the financial and industrial results of the most important Italian listed Utilities’ companies as well as to describe the main events of all the sectors covered by the report (natural gas, electricity, water, and waste). The attached report focuses on full year 2012 results. [...]

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