ATLANTA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently released The Energy Industry Update. This semi-annual publication features ScottMadden’s view of significant events and emerging trends in the industry and is received by nearly 10,000 industry leaders.
“The Times They Are a-Changin’ (or Serenity Now!)”
Themed, “The Times They Are a-Changin’ (or Serenity Now!),” this Update surveys the energy, utility, and clean tech business environments and examines a broad array of topics, including:
- Expanding penetration of distributed solar photovoltaic power generation and both physical and financial impacts on the distribution system from its widespread adoption
- Ongoing debate in several U.S. power markets over market structure, in particular whether changes to existing structures are needed to encourage new capacity and how best to balance cost, resource diversity, and policy priorities
- Enhancing grid resilience against both physical and cyber threats
- Forces driving self-supply, the potential impacts on utility business models, and what utilities should address in response
“The energy industry is working to align many moving parts to ensure reliable supply, positive outcomes for customers, and shareholder value creation,” said Greg Litra, partner and energy, clean tech, and sustainability research lead at ScottMadden. “But trying to address technology advancements, policy imperatives, reliability concerns, currently cheap natural gas, low demand growth, and infrastructure needs, while keeping a lid on price and rate increases is not easy. This requires some creativity and deftness in framing and adjusting operational practices business strategy (and perhaps a Serenity Now! mantra).”
For more than a decade, the ScottMadden Energy Industry Update has served as a catalyst for strategic discussion, debate, and decisions. Thousands of industry leaders rely on it for the most important trends and thought-provoking insights. To download the latest Energy Industry Update, please click here.
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Since 1983, we have been energy consultants. We have served more than 300 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 2,400 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based.
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