5 post-COVID energy strategies

12 October 2020 eric morel 0

Does it really make sense to talk about a post-COVID strategy? It seems to me that the COVID episode and especially the experience of lock-down allowed some leaders to look at the world and its issues in contrast between what they had experienced before and […]


Why being stubborn to cut up the energy companies?

6 January 2020 eric morel 0

For several years, the European integrated utilities which had been built up over the past decades have been cut, modified, merged and undergo major changes in their scope of activity. Is what may seem like a stubbornness really one? Are this cutting up and these […]


Proximity: a key element of energy companies’ strategy

16 December 2019 eric morel 0

The proximity of energy companies with their customers has been developed historically in some countries, where energy suppliers have remained local (Germany, Switzerland) or even regional (Austria, Finland). These local energy companies today generally enjoy a strong image, a reputation well above average and a […]


Are concentrated markets really innovative?

2 September 2019 eric morel 0

The question seems incongruous. Why should we ask it? It seems to me more and more necessary to accelerate the energy and / or ecological transition: for that, innovation and changes are necessary. It is therefore essential to understand the necessary favorable conditions, in order, […]


Switzerland, example or dilemma for Europe of energy?

29 October 2018 eric morel 0

Like many “small” European countries, Switzerland does not necessarily attract the attention of the big energy players. And yet? Switzerland is regularly ranked at the top of the innovating countries alongside Scandinavian countries,it enjoys a very active research infrastructure, and, in terms of energy, its […]


Energy companies need a new leadership style

26 February 2018 eric morel 0

Let’s take a moment to look at the energy markets: we have not yet found how to name accurately the level of disruption that affects them. Several disruptions are telescoping and overlapping: technological, topological, regulatory, societal. Facing and managing these ruptures without damage: that is […]


A signature for energy companies?

15 January 2018 eric morel 0

Some starred restaurants have long defined their “signature”: a detail characterizing them and allowing them to be identified immediately. It can be a culinary focus: fish or mushrooms, or a particular dish. This signature conveys a part of their history, of their culture; it helps […]


Should future utilities integrate all competences?

1 January 2018 eric morel 0

In recent months, utilities have been active on the Demand Response question: while Alpiq previously acquired Flexitricity and Engie invested in Kiwipower, two new acquisitions targeted major players in this nascent market: EnerNoc acquired by ENEL and ReStore purchased by Centrica. What do these acquisitions […]

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