30 Apr '15, 2pm

Engineering Possibilities Versus Practical Implementation: Utility Portfolios and Business Models

Engineering Possibilities Versus Practical Implementation: Utility Portfolios and Business Models

David Porter, Senior Advisor to the Global Energy team, Navigant Simon Hobday, Energy Partner, Osborne Clarke Jacob Klimstra, Energy and Engine Consultant, Jacob Klimstra Consultancy Ulla Pettersson, Managing Consultant and Founder, E for Energy Management 1. What have been the most pressing challenges driving change in the way that utilities operate and the business models they follow? Ulla Pettersson: Over the last 10 years utilities have struggled to understand the role of renewables in the generation market, and how investment would affect business models and merit order. Today all utilities have adapted, but a future challenge will be understanding consumer behaviour in relation to the smart grid. David Porter (right): Utilities have often found themselves being driven by political requirements. But their focus on what the politicians want may have distracted some of ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2015...

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