A look at ten of the top emerging issues in the power and utilities sector
- In a recent survey, the Edison Electric Institute indicated that the United States would need $1 trillion in additional capital over the next five years to refinance existing generation and network assets and to invest in both existing and new assets.
- In the near term, the International Energy Agency says power and utilities organizations will need to double their base load generation (from both traditional and renewable sources) to address the growing energy demands of our global economy over the next 30 years.
- In countries with static or declining birth rates and aging populations approaching retirement, talent shortages loom in virtually every sector.
Couple these facts with today’s stressed credit markets, the need for carbon emissions reduction, and the wildcard of demand and supply. How can power companies and utilities manage these uncertainties?
Join us as we discuss the top challenges facing the power sector today, including discussions on:
- The carbon conundrum: The race to reduce is on
- Betting on renewables: National incentives set the agenda
- A nuclear renaissance: Regulatory and political risks remain
- Turning power into profit: Plant efficiency improvements pay off
- The generation gap: Will electricity demand outstrip supply?
- Public and private: Divergent ownership models abound
- Technological transformation: The digital revolution presents no clear path
- In search of skills: Workforce planning enters a new era
- Tackling infrastructure obsolescence: Trillions needed to finance future growth
- Managing demand: Conservation and distributed generation each play a part
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