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More than nine in 10 executives (95 per cent) believe that climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions has been a contributing factor to increased extreme weather events that their electricity networks have experienced over the past 10 years, according to new research from Accenture. In addition, 90 per cent

Australia’s utility sector is undergoing a period of significant transformation. On the one hand, new energy providers are emerging offering higher levels of service, and even changes in the way energy is priced and consumed. Just over the horizon is the looming impact of the new consumer data right, that

There is no denying the utilities industry is being disrupted and there are two key factors that are driving this continual disruption according to Tony Histon, director of transmission and distribution practice for APEC, Africa and the Middle East at Accenture.  He described these during a webinar hosted by Which-50

The Australian energy sector is at an inflection point, and the changes are set to cause pain for incumbent utilities companies which are constrained by legacy systems.  That’s the assessment from Joe Locandro, Chief Digital and Transformation Officer for the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).   Webinar: Register now to find

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When it comes to transforming a large established enterprise with many compliance issues, businesses need to be able to look in the rearvision mirror and, at the same time, picture what the organisation will look like in three years time, explains Tanya Graham, chief transformation officer at Alinta Energy.  The

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Once upon a time, the utility industry was a relatively simple place to be. It was all about the safe and consistent generation and distribution of energy with good capacity planning, minimal outages and happy customers. Then it all changed. Climate change happened. Infrastructure got older. Governments and industry bodies

Blockchain technology could create a paradigm shift in the power industry, helping companies move away from traditional business models with complex operating structures. That’s the opinion from GlobalData, whose analysts argue blockchain has the potential to address the key challenges facing electric utilities: high operating costs, aging grids, security, regulatory

South East Water is currently undergoing a transformation aimed at reducing the cost of water bills and providing increased value to customers by better managing its $4 billion of infrastructure and assets. Lucia Cade, Chair of South East Water’s Board, says the organisation’s approach to R&D, technology and transformation has

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While the utilities sector is undergoing digital transformation companies are still facing a number of hurdles, the prominent is a weak digital strategy. In a survey commission by OpenText, Australian executives were asked what they saw see as the key impediments to digital transformation in the utilities sector. Over 30

Origin Energy understands its industry is being disrupted. In response the energy company has developed a strategy to ensure its survival as utilities transition from a commodity-driven model to a service-driven one. Origin has created a Future Energy and Business Development division. Tasked with navigating the company through an uncertain