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Harnessing the power of advanced analytics in transmission and distribution asset management

– Advanced analytics is helping T&D operators improve performance, reduce asset-management costs, and capture value. Here’s how successful utilities approach the transition.

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What if the latest wind and solar auction results were the new reality of electricity prices?
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What if the latest wind and solar auction results were the new reality of electricity prices?

Power auctions have accelerated the energy transition and the rise of renewables. With ever lower auction results being reported, the question arises: what would the effect be on our power markets if the average cost trajectory followed the auction results? We used the Global Power Model to analyze the implication of such a scenario.

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Fueling utility innovation through analytics

– Utilities around the world are making big investments in advanced analytics. Getting the full value, however, requires rethinking... their strategy, culture, and organization.
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A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

– The new Energy Transition Index looks at 114 countries’ energy systems’ performance and transition readiness.
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Cloud adoption to accelerate IT modernization

– The cloud is a means, not an end. Success in modernizing IT through the cloud is driven by a complete standardization and automation... strategy.
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What a teardown of the latest electric vehicles reveals about the future of mass-market EVs

– McKinsey and A2Mac1 analyzed design choices that can help pave the way to profitable mass-market EVs.
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Resetting the cost base

– Technology is creating opportunities and threats for the supplies of traditional industries from utilities to pulp and paper to... construction.
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How battery storage can help charge the electric-vehicle market

– People are reluctant to buy electric vehicles because of concerns about charging. But public, fast-charging infrastructure is... not yet widely available or profitable. There is a way to resolve that conundrum.
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Why digital transformation is now on the CEO’s shoulders

– Big data, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence hold such disruptive power that they have inverted the dynamics... of technology leadership.
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Fission accomplished: Getting nuclear power on grid faster and cheaper

– New nuclear power-plant projects are often in the news for delays and cost overruns. Yet there are also compelling success stories... from around the world. Here, we explore some of the ingredients necessary to build a nuclear power plant on time and on budget.
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Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

– Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite... technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals.
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Building a new energy security architecture

– The Honourable Prime Minister of India, while sharing his expectations from the hydrocarbon sector and the government’s... endeavour to achieve energy security, laid out his vision for India’s energy future in the form of four pillars—access, efficiency, sustainability and security.
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Winds of change? Why offshore wind might be the next big thing

– Falling costs and rising acceptance are promising signs, but the industry needs to keep improving.

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