Research & Advisory
The Energy industry finds itself in the midst of the largest disruptive shift since the industrial revolution two centuries ago.
The increasing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions and improving sustainability means having to optimise energy efficiency, develop green energy and embrace advanced technologies such as digitisation.
Global shifts in energy consumption patterns will redefine the energy and utilities value chain. The rapid growth and development of renewable energy, distributed energy generation and electric vehicles, alongside the adoption of smart devices and the arrival of prosumers, are all putting pressure on the Energy and Utilities sector to innovate and provide cutting-edge solutions for customers.
These disruptions in the traditional operating model of Energy and Utilities are providing new avenues of growth for existing players. They’re also enabling the influx of new market participants offering innovative solutions, driving the evolution of new business models and expansion into new verticals and markets.
With extensive experience of tracking this sector, we work with clients across the Energy and Utilities value chain, helping them adapt to the changing business dynamics, supporting them in their growth strategies and enabling them to stay ahead of the latest technological and market developments.
Blockchain – Opportunities in the Energy Sector
The emergence of blockchain and its acceptance among industries has resulted in a paradigm shift from the present centralized architecture to a more decentralized alternative. A number of start-ups in the energy sector are increasingly investing in blockchain technology. This paper provides an overview of the technology landscape of blockchain and use-cases in the energy sector. It also discusses the evolution of blockchain, its adoption across various energy domains, and benefits and challenges associated with the implementation of a blockchain energy ecosystem.Read more
Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet, IIOT
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as Industry 4.0 or Industrial Internet, is a smart network of machines, advanced analytics and people that enables the monitoring, collection, exchange, analysing, and delivering of valuable data to help drive smarter and faster business decisions. This paper examines the growing applicability of IIoT in the Oil and Gas industry, and also lays out the cost-benefits of moving from a conventional method to a more enabled data driven platform.Read more