Utilities are taking a more pragmatic look at their digital strategies and reassessing their pace of transformation, revisiting the foundations required to enable true transformation of their business models. They...

The energy transition is a technological, cultural and organizational sea change—and data is the means by which utilities can solve the foundational challenges of the transition.

In September, clients from around Europe participated in a roundtable discussion on energy flexibility. It was an open exchange about the varied drivers for energy flexibility in different geographies, and...

By 2020, the European Union (EU) aims to replace 80% of household electricity meters with smart meters. This is because smart meters are widely regarded as a key to reducing...

The 8th CGI Central Market Debate, attended by 50+ global industry experts, influencers and executives from across Europe, raised many such thought-provoking questions and discussions on trends, technologies and implementation...

Are central markets the answer to commoditizing energy flexibility?

Mattijs van den Hoed Mattijs van den Hoed

2019-08-01

As a result of local, residential photovoltaic (PV) and large offshore wind farms, power production has become more decentralized, increasingly unpredictable and geographically dependent. Take the example of German transmission...

Cybersecurity in utilities: Critical questions for securing distributed energy resources (DERs)

utilities industry icon CGI’s Utilities Practice

2019-06-17

The energy transition is driving a shift toward the increasing use of distributed energy resources (DERs). DERs are smaller power-generation resources, usually located on the consumer side, that provide energy...

Next-gen, real-time data exchanges will power the energy industry

Mattijs van den Hoed Mattijs van den Hoed

2019-05-01

In a couple of weeks, we will host the much-awaited annual CGI Central Market Debate. Now in its eighth year, the event brings together global energy experts and influencers to...

Centralized vs. blockchain: A head-to-head comparison of storage requirements

Sjors Hijgenaar Sjors Hijgenaar

2019-04-22

BY : Sjors Hijgenaar and Adriaan Bijl In an earlier blog post, we addressed blockchain energy dependency. This time we take a look at blockchain storage requirements. Indeed, blockchain’s distributed...

Delivering on the benefits of data: How utilities can get the first-mover advantage

Mattijs van den Hoed Mattijs van den Hoed

2019-04-16

I recently visited the old Philips industrial complex in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. It’s where I was invited as a student, along with a group of other young engineers, for...