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Report Offers Insight into a Sustainable Future

Research and Markets has announced the release of Visions For a Sustainable Energy Future to their offering.

This book offers a unique insight into the corporate health of energy companies in an evolving landscape of deregulation. Cutting across both historical and present-day situations, it demonstrates important elements vital to the success of energy companies coming out of a safe regulated structure, and dealing with a new, competitive environment.

Targeted at corporate executives, energy professionals, the financial and investment communities, strategic planners, and regulators, readers will find this resource helpful to understand how energy companies can meet the challenges of a competitive environment, what it will take to evolve into healthy energy companies, the impacts of deregulation and assessment of successful and unsuccessful strategies for energy companies, the role of technology in business/product re-invention and a successful business model, and the differences and similarities of electricity to other commodities-the challenges to generation, power delivery, environmental science and end-use sectors of the business.

Table of Contents

Megatrends and the Energy Horizon

  • Market trends vs. Megatrends
  • Current Crossroads: The Electric Sector Today
  • Energy Business Capital Expenditures as a Percent of Revenue
  • Inherent Conflicts in the Electricity Sector
  • Relieving the Conflict

Incenting Innovation: A Competitive Regulatory Framework

  • The Regulatory Dilemma
  • Electricity Company Responses to Deregulation: Invest in the New
  • Finding the Right (and Profitable) Customer Compact
  • Turning a Megatrend into Business Opportunity
  • Competitive Regulation: The Infrastructure Investment Model

The Destiny of Energy Business Evolution

  • Developing a Stable Business Model
  • The Art of Business Reinvention: A Classic and Stable Business Model
  • The Unique Attributes of the Electricity Industry
  • Succeeding with the Destiny of Business Evolution

The Destiny of Demographics

  • The Aging Workforce—A Gap of Knowledge
  • Growing Population Shifts: A Booming Retirement Issue
  • Increased Consumer Demand: A Boomer Phenomenon
  • Succeeding with the Destiny of Demographics

The Destiny of Carbon Constraints and Capacity Demands

  • Supply-Side Issues and the Carbon Conflict
  • Fueling the Future: Facing the Conflict
  • Incentives to Help Replace Conflict and Costly Compliance
  • Succeeding with the Megatrend of Conflict

The Destiny of Intelligent Infrastructure

  • Our National Power Grid…Now
  • The Vision—Enhanced Power Flow with Digital Control
  • Succeeding with the Megatrend of Connectivity

The Destiny of Customer Engagement

  • It's Your Father's Energy Interface
  • The Intelligent Energy Portal
  • The Art of Energy Efficiency and Smart Control
  • Succeeding with the Megatrend of Choice

The Destination: A Transformed Electricity Sector

  • A Vision for the Industry's Future
  • Transformative Paths in Telecommunications
  • Getting There from Here
  • A Healthy Balance
  • Repair, Replace, Rebuild vs. Investing in Innovation
  • Building a Model for the Future
  • Conclusion
  • Ten Ideas for the Future

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