Energy

Contributing to the energy (r)evolution in a meaningful way

Key industry trends 

The energy and utility sector includes thermal power generators, wind power companies, energy trading companies, distribution players, hydro companies, waste companies and new cleantech startups.

The energy sector is undergoing immense transformation driven by:

  • Increasing use of and commitment to renewable energy
  • New regulations
  • Smart grids, circular economy and distributed technologies
  • Continuous pressure for lowering the cost of energy
  • Emerging technology opportunities

 

Key challenges

We help companies manage these challenges and work on a number of key issues, e.g.:

  • How to utilise deregulation to increase market share?
  • How to optimise the sourcing model across the value chain?
  • To what extent should internationalisation be embraced, e.g., to gain access to new markets, new sites, new talent?
  • How to gain synergies across product areas in order to optimise cost, e.g., staff functions, IT?
  • Where to invest in the energy mix space?
  • How to manage assets across their life cycle to increase the value of the portfolio?
  • How to lower the cost of energy?
  • How to assess the life cycle environmental footprint of a particular strategy?

 

Our experience

Oleto Associates integrates multiple disciplines when solving these business problems, in particular leveraging our strategy and organisational design experience.

Selected case studies

International Growth Strategy for an Offshore Service Provider

International Growth Strategy for an Offshore Service Provider

A large and complex multi-service provider to the offshore energy sector was determined to improve its top line growth a…

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Consolidation Strategy for a Major Energy Company

Consolidation Strategy for a Major Energy Company

The power generation business in one of Europe’s major energy companies was established as a separate business area and…

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Outsourcing of Technical and Logistics Services for an Energy Company

Outsourcing of Technical and Logistics Services for an Energy Company

The market for one of Europe’s major energy companies was undergoing substantial changes in the fuel types being used fo…

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Optimising Sourcing Strategy for a Bioenergy Company

Optimising Sourcing Strategy for a Bioenergy Company

A global bioenergy company, was determined to improve its biofuel sourcing as part of its long-term strategy.

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Design of New Organisation Structure to Both Support Growth and Economies of Scale in the Energy Sector

Design of New Organisation Structure to Both Support Growth and Economies of Scale in the Energy Sector

A business division of one of the world’s leading utility companies within renewable energy needed to align its organisa…

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Improving Commercial Setup in Major UK Energy Company Through Best Practice Change Management

Improving Commercial Setup in Major UK Energy Company Through Best Practice Change Management

A large company in the UK energy market, while expecting a period of growth and transformation, was determined to improv…

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Selected perspectives

An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

November 2012

Take advantage of a challenging economic climate to construct a more valuable and less risky IT project portfolio.

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Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

November 2011

Avoid outsourcing part of your business as a black box and get brighter results.

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Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

September 2020

Software robots are invading businesses and public institutions. Many companies have forgotten what they told the bots t…

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