Fossil fuels are facing an uncertain future. In response, Europe’s big oil companies including Shell, BP and Total are venturing into the production, distribution and sale of electricity to industrial, residential and transport markets, in direct competition with traditional multinational utilities such as Enel, Iberola and RWE. This diversification, though […]
This is a brief list of some of the work completed for various clients in a variety of formats, during the past month. In July I covered a wide range of topics including developments in the oil and gas business, maritime sector including use of hydrojets, global environment, power generation including renewables, the application of industrial internet of things, constuction challenges and bunkering logistics. In addition, I visited and reviewed the current exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmoleum Museum. Plus produced a briefing on Italian utility Enel. Contact me to find out more firstname.lastname@example.org
California’s ambitious energy efficiency targets and zero carbon generation targets by mid-century will provide new opportunities for disruptive technologies including large-scale energy storage, demand management, floating wind and gas power combined with carbon capture.
This feature looks at the world’s top 10 largest utility companies by market value in US Dollars. Many of these companies are not only involved in power generation but also transmission and distribution. An increasing number of companies are phasing out coal power plants and replacing them with either gas power generation or and renewables. In many parts of the world, these leading traditional utility companies are now active investors and developers in renewable power such as on and offshore wind.
An increasing number of farmers, businesses and communities have invested and installed onsite generation solar or wind farms. Some have invested in large grid-scale renewable developments. A relatively recent trend combines direct ownership of onsite generation with indirect ownership, achieved by share purchases or by investment in dedicated investment trusts and funds…