The dynamic global energy sector, where the phrase “alternative energy” has become the buzz word today, has become a significant new interest area for not only corporations but also advisory firms, analysts and investors of all sorts. Rising global demand, volatile energy prices, mounting regulatory and environmental pressure emphasizing the use of ‘greener’ energy sources are the key factors affecting the industry landscape across the globe. Furthermore, the advent of new technologies in the energy space is driven by the pressure of reducing carbon emissions (gain carbon credits), the increased reliance on complex sub-sea drilling activities to accommodate for depleting and mature oil reserves and the rise of bio fuels and advanced bio fuels processing facilities in developed economies.
Largely controlled by government, utilities sector in most of the emerging nations is undergoing transformation driven by new policy changes, increased privatization, opening up of the sector for foreign investments, announcement of large power projects, use of smart metering and smart grid, fluctuating impact of copper, aluminum wires and cables, and growing demand. The emerging economies of Latin America and Asia, which lack the required infrastructure to support their increasing population levels, are now allocating a huge amount of their annual budgets to the development of the utility and the power sector infrastructure. Global EPC service providers are now aggressively pursuing growth opportunities in these regions, by either entering into joint ventures with local service providers and the government, or opening up their own subsidiaries by participating in new green field projects.
The Smart Cube helps a myriad of organizations keep their finger on the pulse of these continuous and complex changes across the globe. Our work covers the global energy & utilities sector across a wide range of segments including oil & gas, coal, natural gas, alternative energy, hydro, bio fuels, thermal & nuclear, and electric and water utilities. We assist clients across the host of areas from the strategic to the operational – from identifying potential regions to invest in, analyzing emerging technologies and evaluating global business strategies (coupled with industry/country outlook analyses), right through to hardcore supply chain research including conducting rigorous demand & supply analyses, price forecasting & related analytics, global supplier analytics and complex RFP analytics. To learn more about our offerings in Energy and Utilities space, please contact us.