From Industry Solutions
Climate disruption will transform the U.S. electric and gas utility industries like no others. All types of industry participants – those in regulated markets and those in restructured markets, those owned by investors and those owned by communities, independent power producers and PV Solar panel manufacturers – will be impacted. But very few have conducted a strategic assessment to forecast what future electric and gas retail markets could look like and the implications of those developments. Even fewer have defined and developed strategies to reduce risks and seize opportunities in those markets.
MetaVu offers thought leadership and strategy development support in areas critical to utility futures, including Smart Grid, Renewable Energy, Demand Side Management (DSM),and others. While the hype surrounding Smart Grid is beginning to subside, objective experience and assistance is difficult to come by. MetaVu is supporting a leading utility's effort to maximize the learnings from one of the world's largest Smart Grid demonstration projects, including evaluation of systems, quantification of benefits and costs, and the identification of conditions and organizational considerations that must be addressed to maximize Smart Grid value. MetaVu's experience in helping utilities with Renewable Energy Strategy and DSM Strategy is equally deep and practical.
MetaVu suggests that utility strategies -- regulatory, investment, and customer -- are most effective when developed with an eye on the potential future states of electric retail and distribution markets. These markets will be determined by the interplay of several factors; the speed and direction of these determinants can be measured to estimate potential future states. These scenarios can help utilities consider the future roles they might play, identify the associated the business models they might pursue, and plan the no regrets actions they should take in the short term to maximize shareholder value, position businesses for the future, and optimize customer satisfaction.
Utility Strategy Development Framework
Regardless of your goals -- cost reduction, environmental performance, customer satisfaction, or shareholder value -- MetaVu can help your utility create more value today while preparing to meet tomorrow’s market demands.