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How residential energy storage could help support the power grid

– Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues.

Latest Perspectives

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Solving the rate puzzle: The future of electricity rate design

– Systemic trends are forcing utilities to confront the need for rate design changes.
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How utilities can keep the lights on

– The past decade has been difficult for many utilities. Here is how they can prosper in the next.

Global Gas & LNG Outlook to 2035

The Global Gas & LNG Outlook is our biannual view on how global gas & LNG markets will evolve towards 2035.

Global Energy Perspective: Accelerated Transition

Our outlook reviews eight potential shifts that could accelerate the energy transition—from faster uptake of electric vehicles... to accelerated cost reduction for renewables—and the impact each shift could have on annual oil, gas, coal, and power demand to 2050.

The Power & Gas Blog

Quick takes on how energy businesses are rethinking strategies, building capabilities, and addressing challenges

Energy Transition

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Less carbon means more flexibility: Recognizing the rise of new resources in the electricity mix

– Thousands of megawatts of renewable resources—chiefly wind and solar—are in the works. What types of grid services can these provide as electricity markets and policies evolve?
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Global Energy Perspective 2019

– The Global Energy Perspective Reference Case provides our view on how the energy transition will unfold.
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Exploring an alternative pathway for Vietnam’s energy future

– Renewables have the potential to become the lowest-cost option for Vietnam to meet its energy needs.
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The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems

– Electric vehicles are unlikely to create a power-demand crisis but could reshape the load curve. Here’s how to bend that... curve to your advantage.
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Bringing (solar) power to the people

– Solar home systems can help to bridge the electrification gap in developing countries—if certain conditions are met.

Digital transformation

The Digital Utility

New challenges, capabilities, and opportunities
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Powering the digital economy

– As cheaper storage and renewables bend the electricity cost curve, utilities must refine their strategies and raise their digital... game.
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Building a great data platform

– Five insights into building a great data platform can help energy, chemical, utility, and basic-materials companies get it right.
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Harnessing the power of advanced analytics in transmission and distribution asset management

– Advanced analytics is helping T&D operators improve performance, reduce asset-management costs, and capture value. Here’s... how successful utilities approach the transition.
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What every utility CEO should know about blockchain

– Blockchain technology can streamline transactions along the utility value chain. Here is a look at six emerging applications.

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The offshore-wind industry’s moment of reckoning

– The days of stable and relatively high revenues are ending for Europe’s offshore-wind developers, owners, and operators.... Making money on tomorrow’s low-price projects will require a new degree of discipline.
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The revival of customer loyalty: How regulated utilities can reshape customer engagement

– With customer expectations rising and new technologies emerging, constant renewal of customer transformations can never be over.
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Why the future of commercial battery storage is bright

– Many commercial and industrial users can already save money.
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The digital utility: New opportunities and challenges

– Many utilities see the digital revolution as a threat to their business model, but massive opportunities await those able to transform... themselves ahead of the curve.

Editor's choice

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Powering mobility’s future: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

– A leader at the forefront of wireless electricity explains why cars are going electric, electric is going wireless, and the mobility ecosystem is headed for major change.
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Reimagining mobility: A CEO’s guide

– No industry or executive is immune to the profound implications of mobility’s second great inflection point. Here’s what you need to know now.
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One is the loneliest number

– Put an end to the costly workplace isolation experienced by many women by clustering them on teams and improving the promotion process.

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MORE INSIGHTS

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Scaling the US East Coast offshore wind industry to 20 gigawatts and beyond

– Offshore wind is poised to become a major source of power for the most densely populated area of the United States. Nine building... blocks are needed to meet growth milestones and successfully scale the industry.
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Harnessing momentum for electrification in heavy machinery and equipment

– Battery-electric adoption could offer sizable potential in heavy machinery. There’s a strong business case for some applications... already—and addressing barriers could unlock more opportunity.
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Snapshots of the global mobility revolution

– How will regional variations in China, Europe, Brazil, India, and the United States reshape cars, carmakers, and the automotive... “user experience”?
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Solving the rate puzzle: The future of electricity rate design

– Systemic trends are forcing utilities to confront the need for rate design changes.
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Making electric vehicles profitable

– Most OEMs don’t profit on selling electric vehicles. But addressing elements of the product and business model can put them... on a better path. We have a clear roadmap for EV profitability.
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Ford’s evolving sense of self: An interview with Hau Thai-Tang

– The company’s global head of product development and purchasing explains today’s radical changes and how Ford can... tap into its 115-year legacy to win in the century ahead.
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Merchant risk management: The new frontier in renewables

– If stakeholders move away from subsidizing the renewable-energy market, developers would be exposed to wholesale prices. Renewables... players thus need to position themselves strategically in their approach to long-term merchant risk.
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Less carbon means more flexibility: Recognizing the rise of new resources in the electricity mix

– Thousands of megawatts of renewable resources—chiefly wind and solar—are in the works. What types of grid services... can these provide as electricity markets and policies evolve?
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Distributing the surplus: How digitization will help prepare Germany’s energy sector for the future

– Executives in many industries perceive digitization as a threat. In the energy sector, there is no need for that. On the contrary.... In Germany’s energy sector, digitization will help executives address a series of pressing challenges.
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Building a great data platform

– Five insights into building a great data platform can help energy, chemical, utility, and basic-materials companies get it right.
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Digitizing customer journeys—making a radical but valuable move in EPNG

– With start-ups and new entrants enhancing customer satisfaction through digital solutions, we believe it is time for incumbents... to create seamless digital customer journeys.
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