What We Do

We help the world’s leading utilities excel in the new digital, decentralized, and decarbonized world. The future of energy will require new ideas and dynamic business models. We strengthen the position of utility businesses by making transformational changes that enable companies to navigate a highly volatile industry and create breakthrough impact.  

Our Utilities Expertise
Retail
We help utilities transform their retail strategy, develop digital platforms, and enhance customer value management.
Transmission and distribution
We advise companies on utility infrastructure investments, operational excellence, workforce management, and data-driven optimization.
Trading
We support clients with target operating model design, risk and liquidity management, performance benchmarking, and digitization.
Generation
We help clients decarbonize and optimize their portfolios and operations.
Environmental services
We work with waste management companies to ensure operational excellence.
Day of reckoning for natural gas
Since the middle of the 20th century, natural gas has played a crucial and expanding role in the world’s energy mix — first, as a cheaper alternative and then as a cleaner replacement for more carbon-intensive fuels, such as coal. Primarily made up of methane, the abundant supply of natural gas can produce high degrees of heat, invaluable in the production of power and other industrial applications. However, in the race to net zero, the day of reckoning is now fast approaching for gas industry leaders. Learn more about the leadership imperatives. 

We understand the disruptions facing the industry, and leverage this expertise to help clients strategically navigate an ever-changing landscape. From digital adoption to managing risk and performance transformation, we support businesses across the full value chain to help drive change that improves top and bottom-line performance. It is our forward-looking approach that has helped businesses achieve the following:

50%
cost to serve and cost to acquire reductions for an energy retailer by implementing a digital platform
$1BN
in additional gross margin following the development of a multi-commodity trading entity
20%
workforce efficiency increase for the maintenance team at a distribution system operator
15%
cost reduction and significant behavior change towards risk-based maintenance for a large European power plant operator
Utilities must surf rough waters these days: disruptive regulatory changes, wholesale volatility, changing asset base, and generation fleet are examples. We help to de-risk the strategic transformation and co-create the necessary performance step change together with our clients.
Joerg Staeglich, Global Head of Utilities
In an increasingly intricate and competitive environment, utilities need to both build resilient strategies and optimize performance. We help clients disentangle complexities - enabling them to navigate a transforming landscape while driving towards real solutions.
Christine Oumansour, Partner
With energy markets becoming increasingly decentralized and decarbonized, we support utilities at each step of their transformation journey. Our focus is on jointly creating and realizing solutions with high impact and long-term benefits on business performance.
Thomas Fritz, Partner
Utilities in the emerging markets are transforming at a tremendous pace. We support monolithic, integrated, and state-managed legacy sectors, with the functional separation of policy, regulations and operations, so that they can transform into commercially self-sufficient and technologically advanced utilities of the future.
Saji Sam, Partner
Today’s businesses operate in a complex and competitive environment that requires nuanced insight and tailored strategies to succeed. We help clients navigate the energy transition by enabling decarbonization across their business – from the transformation of generation portfolios through to distributed customer solutions leveraging virtual power plants and electric vehicles.
Robert Radley, Partner
 

What We Think

Utilities around the world are facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of the energy transition and the move towards a carbon-neutral economy. All parts of the value chain are under growing pressure; the retail segment faces competing cost structures, grids are becoming decentralized and face volatile supply and demand, production operates in a fast-changing regulatory environment, and trading experiences high volatility, market consolidation, and a shift towards less carbon-intensive commodities.​ View our content to learn more about these industry challenges and strategic solutions.

De-Risking Wind and Solar

De-Risking Wind and Solar

Why derivatives are not keeping up with renewable's growth

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Podcast: The Hype Around Hydrogen

Podcast: The Hype Around Hydrogen

Hydrogen's role in a clean energy future is bright

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Houston Chronicle: Methane Pledge Can Help Natural Gas Producers

Houston Chronicle: Methane Pledge Can Help Natural Gas Producers

While most efforts to reduce emissions have been aimed at carbon dioxide, methane has a much more potent effect on heating the planet

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Who We Are

We are strategic thought leaders that bring long-standing expertise and deep technical knowledge to help clients realize operational excellence and transform their business models so they can withstand the industry challenges ahead. 

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