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National energy security - coal and beyond – An India case

India's struggle for Energy Security

The reasons for this situation range from inconsistent access to a resource pool to outdated technology to inefficient operations. Over and above dependence on coal, increasing demand for energy and irresponsible consumption have added to the woes.  Through this report in collaboration with...
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Project Risk Management – An Executive Concern

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

Risk management is one of those areas which is assumed to be well established in most companies, yet many projects suffer significant cost overruns and delays, so it is worth asking the question why is the risk management process failing? We have also highlighted in this paper how some of the...
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UK Energy Policy

A Little Less Intervention, A Little More Action

We have cast a critical eye over the policy measures, which have been under development for several years and are currently making their way through parliament. We suggest that rather than complex interventionist policy, the market needs a clear long-term framework within which it can work to solve...
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Utilities Flash Report

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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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