We have the technologies to combat climate change but not the means to implement them globally. Now we must both continue the fight and make realistic plans.
As electric utilities embrace intelligent digital networks, they become far more vulnerable to cyberattacks. The industry must act decisively, going well beyond cybersecurity basics.
The survival of conventional power producers requires improving productivity long term. Implementing lean management systems and new digital technologies will complement these utilities’ belt-tightening efforts.
As renewable energy and battery storage transform power grids around the world, companies find themselves at a crossroads: Will they forge a path toward consolidation or remain fragmented?
Improvements in battery storage for solar-generated electricity are disrupting the traditional utility model, but markets are developing differently on different continents.
Digital forces are transforming commodity trading’s value chain and sources of competitive advantage, redistributing billions of dollars in trading value in the process.
Upstream energy companies looking to thrive in an uncertain price environment—one in which “lower for longer” could become “lower forever”—must do more than control costs.
LNG supply growth is outstripping demand growth, squeezing industry margins. Suppliers must shift strategies to improve risk management, develop new markets, and more.
Digitalization can help return the upstream oil industry to profitability—if companies embrace digitally driven business models and greater collaboration.
As head of digitalization for Shell, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, Alisa Choong is at the forefront of the company’s initiatives to reshape the future of energy.
The oil and gas industry has traditionally lagged behind others when it comes to embracing digital technology, but shale operators are poised to ride the next big wave of digitalization.
Reliable electricity remains a distant dream for too many people around the world. Simply linking to the existing grid can be cost prohibitive. In this talk, Anil Raj proposes an alternative: micropower plants. Raj is a veteran of the telecom industry and is the CEO and cofounder of OMC, a power company that builds small-scale power plants that utilize renewable sources.
A confluence of forces is placing new, complex demands on the world’s power systems. Meeting those demands will require optimized grids.