Energy

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
  • Continuos 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 which extent should internationalisation be embraced, e.g., to gain access to new markets, new sites, new talent?
  • How to gain synergies across products 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 lifecycle to increase the value of the portfolio?
  • How to lower the cost of energy?
  • How to asses the lifecycle 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 offshore service provider

International growth strategy for 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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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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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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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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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 their biofuel sourcing as part of its long term strategy.

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Selected perspectives

An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

December 2009

Take advantage of the current 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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