In another of our interviews from AUW 2013, Adam Malik talks to Alain Bollack of Ernst & Young about their recent report on African energy, including economic volatility, stakeholder confidence and operational challenges.
Chile’s successful case on renewable energy (RE) comes from a well-implemented support policy as well as a cornering scenario featuring both declining hydrological cycles and the unexpected consequences of intensifying thermal power production.
Utilities worldwide are constantly on the look-out for ways in which to improve business operations and customer satisfaction. Unfortunately, a lack of funds and appropriate skills usually stand in the way of these goals. Outsourcing is often the best solution.
Smart grids are being adopted by utilities across the globe for their multiple benefits. However, experts warn that utilities should first develop a clear vision and a sound technology strategy before deploying, as hasty decisions can lead to an unnecessary waste of funds.