Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas


Sticker shock: Why utilities now must rethink customer affordability

– As electricity consumers demand more convenience and flexibility, utilities, regulators, and customers themselves will have to decide which investments to make—and who should pay for them.

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Resetting the cost base

– Technology is creating opportunities and threats for the supplies of traditional industries from utilities to pulp and paper to... construction.

How battery storage can help charge the electric-vehicle market

– People are reluctant to buy electric vehicles because of concerns about charging. But public, fast-charging infrastructure is... not yet widely available or profitable. There is a way to resolve that conundrum.
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Why digital transformation is now on the CEO’s shoulders

– Big data, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence hold such disruptive power that they have inverted the dynamics... of technology leadership.

Fission accomplished: Getting nuclear power on grid faster and cheaper

– New nuclear power-plant projects are often in the news for delays and cost overruns. Yet there are also compelling success stories... from around the world. Here, we explore some of the ingredients necessary to build a nuclear power plant on time and on budget.

Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

– Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite... technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals.

Building a new energy security architecture

– The Honourable Prime Minister of India, while sharing his expectations from the hydrocarbon sector and the government’s... endeavour to achieve energy security, laid out his vision for India’s energy future in the form of four pillars—access, efficiency, sustainability and security.

Winds of change? Why offshore wind might be the next big thing

– Falling costs and rising acceptance are promising signs, but the industry needs to keep improving.

Electrifying insights: How automakers can drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability

– Automakers face a difficult challenge: They must strike the right balance between selling enough electrified vehicles (EVs) to... comply with tightening regulatory fleet emissions and fuel economy targets, while preventing the incremental cost of adding costly battery packs to their vehicles from cannibalizing corporate profits. To compound matters, automakers cannot afford to lose focus on combustion engine models, which are often more profitable. Against this backdrop, our latest report provides fresh insights and potential solutions.

The future of second-generation biomass

– To make bioconversion commercially competitive, the industry needs swift advances.

Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up

– How will the world satisfy its need for energy? research offers a perspective.

How analytics can improve asset management in electric-power networks

– New technologies and advanced computational methods can help transmission and distribution companies save money, reduce risk,... and improve the reliability of their critical assets.

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