Project Risk Management – An Executive Concern

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Energy & Utilities May 2013

Project Risk Management – An Executive Concern

Actively Manage Risk to Deliver Capital Projects on Time and to Budget!

The main objective of this paper is to highlight how important it is for companies to proactively manage risk in the delivery of their capital projects to ensure that capital projects are completed on time and to budget. [...]

Utilities Online - a Case Study of Italy

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Energy & Utilities May 2013

Utilities Online - a Case Study of Italy

How Utilities Compete on the Web to Capture and Retain Customers

“The dynamics of online competition are affecting the gas and power retail markets. The number of different offers, their widespread accessibility and increasing energy costs has caused a transformation in customers' behavior that is already noticeable in other industries. [...]

Restructuring Debts of Discoms' for Sustainable Power Growth

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Energy & Utilities April 2013

Restructuring Debts of Discoms' for Sustainable Power Growth

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 report takes a look at the various issues on India's way to reliable electricity. [...]

Telco and Utility: Friend or Foe?

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Energy & Utilities October 2012

Telco and Utility: Friend or Foe?

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

The energy market is undergoing a tremendous transformation. All parts of the electricity value chain are on their way to becoming “smart”. This creates new market opportunities – and players are evolving to take advantage of them. [...]

Energy & Utilities September 2012

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 lessons learned from the nuclear field?

Offshore wind projects often embrace expertise from the Oil & Gas industry. Facing increasing delays and other challenges it might be the right time to also have a look at an industry which is often considered an antagonist of wind power: nuclear energy. [...]

The Projects, Technology & Procurement Organization

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Energy & Utilities July 2012

The Projects, Technology & Procurement Organization

The Emergence of a New Organization Form in E&P

The integration of Project management, Technology and Procurement functions into an integrated unit can improve performance by achieving better control, project cost reduction and the opportunity to achieve performance leadership through technology. [...]

Global CAPEX & Maintenance Forecast

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Energy & Utilities October 2011

Global CAPEX & Maintenance Forecast

Revised Using 2011 Model

Arthur D. Little’s energy practice forecasts growth in Global CAPEX and maintenance spending of 3.8 per cent CAGR from 2011 to 2016 with most of the growth driven by new investments in exploration and production. [...]

Building a New Equilibrium

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Energy & Utilities September 2011

Building a New Equilibrium

Measuring Externalities to Demonstrate the Value of Investment in Oil & Gas Projects

Hydrocarbons continue to be the world’s most economical, prevalent and reliable energy source. However global tensions occur when the economic, social and environmental impact of exploration and production activities are combined with market, geopolitical and technical risks. [...]

Realigning UK Energy Policy

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Energy & Utilities August 2010

Realigning UK Energy Policy

From a High Cost, Low Quality System to a Robust, Cost-Efficient Infrastructure

For more than a decade, the government has pursued a series of inconsistent policies in the electricity sector, flip-flopping between conflicting policy objectives that if implemented would likely lead to a high cost, but low quality, electricity system that will not deliver the desired climate change objectives. We question whether the current policies offer good value for money for consumers. [...]

Nuclear New Build Unveiled

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Energy & Utilities June 2010

Nuclear New Build Unveiled

Is Nuclear New Build more a Management than a Technology Challenge?

The new build of nuclear power plants is one of the present day’s most complex technical undertakings. Inaccurate understanding of projects risks and inaccurate prioritisation of critical activities often lead to significant delays and budget overruns. The study "Nuclear New Build Unveiled" analyses the current status, trends and challenges within the nuclear industry. [...]

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