January 27, 2014
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 more than 10,000 industry leaders. Themed 'Here Comes the Sun and I Say'It's Alright,' this Update examines a broad array of strategic issues, including:
- How utilities are responding to the growing penetration of distributed solar
- Lessons and observations for North America from Germany's energy transition from
- traditional fuels to a significantly larger proportion of renewable power resources
- Merger and acquisition trends, drivers, and impediments
- The natural gas price outlook and implications for midstream development and exports
'The ongoing environment of low natural gas prices, slow demand growth, technology enablement of microgrids, and growing distributed solar installations may, according to some pundits, pose a mortal threat to utilities and their profitability,' said Greg Litra, partner and energy, clean tech, and sustainability research lead at ScottMadden. 'We believe, however, that this can be a catalyst to rethink, either at the margin or more fundamentally, the utility business and regulatory model and to explore new product and service offerings and alliances. Our energy consultants have been working shoulder to shoulder with our clients helping them successfully navigate these changes.'
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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