Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Duration: 1 hour
During this webcast, attendees will learn of the key North American findings from Capgemini’s 2017 World Energy Markets Observatory (WEMO). WEMO is an annual publication by Capgemini that monitors the main indicators of the electricity and gas markets in Europe, North America, Australia, and South-east Asia and reports on developments and transformations in these sectors.
For North America, the contradiction between Federal and State Regulatory Policy, particularly in light of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, has created just the latest wave of regulatory uncertainty for our industry. Thankfully, our industry has become particularly adept at navigating regulatory uncertainty while delivering on the core mission of providing safe and reliable energy at a reasonable cost and with ever improving levels of customer service.
Since 2007 we have experienced a decoupling of economic growth from energy consumption, which is largely driven by advancements in technology, such as renewable and distributed generation, energy efficiency and operational technologies. For the first time in our nation’s modern history, we are witnessing widespread economic gains without a corresponding linear growth in energy production. Utilities continue to leverage infrastructure investments, advanced analytics and new market approaches to maintain solid financial performance and to achieve advancements in safety, reliability, operational efficiency and customer service.
This webcast will address these points in detail and comment on how the emergence of Robotics Process Automation, Advanced Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and other technology advancements will continue to shape our industry, despite regulatory uncertainty that may or may not continue.
Natasha Dowling, Principal, NA Utilities Practice, Capgemini
Bart Thielbar, Vice President, NA Utilities Practice Leader, Capgemini