Secteur Energy Eurogroup Consulting
To express its European and national commitments in concrete terms, France launched its energy transition with a major national debate in 2012. This led to an ambitious draft law to reduce consumption and so the country’s energy bill, as well as our society’s impact on the environment.
Guaranteeing secure supply, improving the energy mix, finding new sources of oil, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency, combatting climate change, managing massive urban development and energy insecurity: both private and public energy operators are facing many challenges today.
At the start of the chain, the question of finance and what industrial strategy is suited to develop renewable energies is more relevant than ever. The cost of renewables is still significantly higher than that of fossil or nuclear energy. The aim is to reduce the share of nuclear power in electricity generating to 50% by 2025. Research is needed to identify ways of achieving this.
Security of supply is a core issue for European network managers, whether it is improved by optimising power interconnection to ensure a better balance or by increasing the volume of gas reserves to limit the risk of shortages for households.
With the introduction of new concrete policies, smart networks have demonstrated their ability to improve management of demand and peak consumption, facilitate the inclusion of renewable energies and support the development of new technologies, such as electric vehicles. The energy industry as a whole has adopted standards that ensure the interoperability of information and communication systems and product standardisation. Today, it must meet the challenge of ‘big data’ and provide secure data protection.
Among other organizational impacts, the end of retail-price regulation will accelerate the increase of competition in electricity supply and, more rapidly, gas supply. Similarly, the introduction of Linky and Gazpar will ensure new price deals and lead to changes in consumer needs and behaviour.
These issues are beginning to be tackled locally with district policies and urban-planning approaches such as the SCRAE (Regional Plan for the Climate, Air and Energy) and PCET (Territorial Climate-Energy Plans). Local authorities are becoming main players in the areas of energy renovation, low-carbon mobility, district heating and biomass, although they still face difficulties in terms of funding and governance.
L'offre Eurogroup Consulting - Energy Eurogroup Consulting
Strategic and regulatory developments
- Participating in international strategies for the organization and regulation of energy sectors.
- Constructing strategic plans for sectors and operators.
- Operationally tailoring regulatory plans.
Sales and marketing efficiency
- Framing marketing roadmaps and implementing them.
- Optimising multichannel customer relations, especially via digital tools, and improving sales performance and customer satisfaction.
- Optimising production and logistics processes.
- Framing and steering transformation programmes.
- Developing support organizations and departmental functions (human resources, management and finance, purchasing, property, information systems, legal).
- Proposing innovative mobilization and managerial performance techniques.
- Setting in motion and supporting digital changes.
- Setting up corporate social responsibility reports.