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

BCG's Sabine Stock discusses what power generators must do to adjust to the wider transformation: become more focused on cost cutting; pay more attention to flexibility, particularly when it comes to staffing; and apply new ways of approaching maintenance routines.

New Paths to Productivity in Power Generation

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.

Why Coal Will Keep Burning

Think coal is history? Think again. Coal demand is likely to hold steady in the years ahead. The implications—for companies, for investors, and for climate change—are huge.

Real Promise of Hydrogen

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.

How Power and Gas Network Companies Can Win in the Grid of the Future

BCG Senior Partner Magín Yáñez discusses the three main challenges power and gas network companies are facing today—and how changing operational processes will play a large role in future success.

The Power Grid of the Future

The Power Grid of the Future

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

Powering Returns from Energy Network Deals

Investors seeking high returns from transmission and distribution networks must be ready to do some hard work. Their rewards will be cost reduction and capex avoidance.

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.

Power & Utilities - The Digital Energy Retailer

The Digital Energy Retailer

By acting quickly to digitally transform their businesses, energy retail companies can fend off challengers and pursue new growth opportunities.

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.

Finding the Sweet Spot in Distributed Energy

Finding the Sweet Spot in Distributed Energy

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?

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.

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.

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