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How analytics can improve asset management in electric-power networks

– New technologies and advanced computational methods can help transmission and distribution companies save money, reduce risk, and improve the reliability of their critical assets.

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The future of second-generation biomass

– To make bioconversion commercially competitive, the industry needs swift advances.
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How solar energy can (finally) create value

– The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better... capital and operational efficiency.
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The digital utility: New opportunities and challenges

– Many utilities see the digital revolution as a threat to their business model, but massive opportunities await those able to transform... themselves ahead of the curve.
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Renewable energy: Evolution, not revolution

– Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are growing rapidly, but the world will also continue to rely on fossil fuel for decades to... come.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Agility lessons from utilities

– The industry faces pressure on its core businesses and unexpected digital competition. Evaluating the external environment and... making bets more quickly will be decisive for incumbents.
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Lower oil prices but more renewables: What’s going on?

– Why the renewables sector is more resilient than ever.
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Beyond the storm—value growth in the EU power sector

– The European power sector has been hit by macroeconomic and industry-specific factors that led to overcapacity and low prices:... We examine how incumbents could increase the sector value pools by 2020.
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Powering Africa

– There is a direct correlation between economic growth and electricity supply. If sub-Saharan Africa is to fulfill its promise,... it needs power—and lots of it.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

India’s tech opportunity: Transforming work, empowering people

– A dozen disruptive technologies can add up to $1 trillion in GDP by 2025 and help bring millions of Indians up the MGI Empowerment... Line.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

A road map to the future for the auto industry

– As the sector transforms itself, will the automobile keep its soul?
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Can bioenergy replace coal?

– Europe wants 27 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2030. Bioenergy has the potential to help the continent... reach that goal, but it requires an industry comeback.

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