Business Pulse: power and utilities

Exploring the dual perspectives on the top 10 risks and opportunities in 2013 and beyond

A shift in thinking is evident. Utilities recognize that their traditional business model is under threat and that new approaches are needed to ensure future success.

Our Business Pulse report for the power and utilities sector offers insight into the biggest challenges and opportunities facing a sector undergoing perhaps its greatest transformation yet:

  • Uncertainties around energy and climate policy, regulatory and market developments are the risk priorities for power and utility companies.
  • Growth opportunities center around increasing emerging market energy demand and in extending the consumer value proposition in developed markets.
  • Emerging challenges likely to have the most significant impact on utilities include the decentralization of energy production and delivery, and the ability to store energy.




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