Our Latest Thinking on Power & Utilities

Utilities are transforming in the face of increased uncertainty, weak growth in traditional businesses, and increasing customer and stakeholder expectations. Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on power and utilities to learn more about the threats and opportunities that will impact your business.

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The Bionic Network of the Future

Conventional Power Generation

Three Steps Power Companies Must Take to Adapt to a Changing Industry

BCG’s Sabine Stock says power generators must become more focused on cost cutting; pay more attention to flexibility, particularly when it comes to staffing; and approach maintenance routines in new ways.

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New Paths to Productivity in Power Generation

The survival of conventional power producers requires improving productivity long term. Lean management systems and new digital technologies can complement  utilities’ belt-tightening efforts.

Large-Scale Renewables

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The Real Promise of Hydrogen

Beware the hydrogen hype. Low-carbon hydrogen does have massive potential—but only if companies target its use in areas that make economic sense.

IoT in Wind: Value Opportunity

Volume & fidelity of wind turbine generators and third-party data have increased tremendously. How, and where, can IoT create value for wind energy companies?

Transmission & Distribution

The Power Grid of the Future

Power network operators face multiple potential disruptions. Widespread defection from the grid is just one of them.

Sales & Services and Distributed Energy Resources

Re-Writing the Rules of Operations: A Discussion with Octopus Energy’s Greg Jackson and Jon Paull

Leadership from the startup sustainable energy retailer discuss their innovative approach to operations that prioritizes autonomy, trust, and responsibility.

Three Ways Utility Companies Can Drive Fresh Growth in Retail

According to BCG’s Stephan Lehrke, power companies can increase their retail business by increasing customer growth and improving profitability, moving into other markets, and building up their retail operations through value-added services—especially digital.

Holger Rubel on Where the Distributed Energy Market Is Headed

Distributed energy is transforming the way energy is generated and used. To stay competitive, incumbents must strengthen their understanding of B2B and B2C customers’ needs in diverse industries.

Women in Energy

Ensuring Commitment from Senior Leadership to Achieve Gender Balance

BCG's Tina Zuzek demonstrates how companies can retain their best female employees.

How Gender Bias Has Changed over the Last Few Years

BCG's Whitney Merchant highlights the benefits of promoting women to senior leadership positions.

A Commitment to Gender Balance

BCG's Alan Thomson speaks to the tangible benefits of gender balance in the workplace.

The Importance of Building a Culture of Equality to Achieve Gender Balance

BCG's Anne-Charlotte Quercia reinforces the need for gender-neutral policies.

Energy Transition

Net-Zero Trucks

Net-Zero Trucks? Yes, It’s Possible.

The trucks used in industries like mining and agriculture burn diesel and emit a lot of CO2. Fortunately, replacement solutions exist—if companies understand the costs and benefits.

The Green Tech Opportunity in Hydrogen

Hydrogen is on the verge of becoming instrumental in the fight against climate change—and providing a $200 billion revenue opportunity for machinery makers.

Commodity Trading & Risk Management

Strategies for Natural Gas & LNG

2019 Global Gas Report

This report, coproduced by BCG and the International Gas Union, assesses recent trends shaping today’s global gas industry and the factors that will affect the market in the future.

Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Large Capital Project Management

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