Consultancy for Energy Companies
LCP Delta supports UK, European and global energy companies with the difficult decisions they need to make as the energy market transitions from old energy to new energy.
Energy companies need to know how consumption will evolve in the future and how customer needs and behaviours will change in order to adapt and engage customers with new energy offerings.
We help energy companies understand and solve a wide range of challenges such as understanding and analysing the impact of the electrification of heat and EV charging on their customers and their core business – selling energy – and identify their future role in this.
We support energy companies in understanding the evolving value chain and where they should be active within it, including strategy for market entry for new technologies, products or service offerings.
We identify value pools for energy companies and potential strategic options for energy companies to target, from service provision to selling technology – what should energy companies do, who they should target and what business models should they adopt.
Our projects explore the customer relationship – how to improve customer retention, utilise data and see off competition from new entrants and energy market disrupters. We help identify, understand and benchmark potential partners and routes to market in the rapidly changing, crowded market.
Energy companies face difficult decisions as the market transitions, and they face up to a changing energy landscape. A future with better educated and more engaged customers, falling power consumption and potentially a transformation in tariffs and billing behaviours means it is important for them to stay ahead of the curve.
The companies we work with want to be market leaders and recognise how critical it is for them to adopt the right technologies, behaviours and business models now to stay ahead of nimble new entrants.
Examples of our insight and collaboration
Decarbonisation Roadmap – Datacentres
In its implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive, the tech giant client was required to produce a Sectoral Energy Roadmap to 2025 and 2050 to decarbonise its datacentre in Country X. LCP Delta supported this Roadmap development by identifying the scale of the challenge for datacentres, comparing options for decarbonisation, increased efficiency, onsite generation measures, sourcing renewable electricity contracts, etc.
LCP Delta discussed two approaches: (1) the ‘Outsourcing approach’ – a Roadmap which presents a lower level of challenge, and which reflects a path which may more likely be taken by other datacentres; and (2) the ‘Innovation approach’ – a more ambitious and innovative Roadmap involving deployment of multiple technologies that are currently at an immature development stage, and which requires both onsite deployment and some outsourcing.
Opportunities to monetise flexibility and microgrids
Delta-EE produced a report covering the economic and business potential for flexibility services and microgrids. The report described the various types of flexibility service in European markets with details of potential revenue streams and business models. The section on microgrids explored the technical and economic value which can be gained from such bounded, private wire systems. It was presented at a client workshop where Delta-EE experts were available to respond to detailed questions and to help shape the client’s subsequent strategy development.
Blockchain Position Paper Review
The client wanted to update its position paper on blockchain and wanted an independent critique of its view. In particular, the client wanted to understand if given today’s advances on blockchain – there are still critical limits on governance, scalability and technology that are limiting blockchain peer-to-peer (P2P) adoption. They also wanted to understand the various applications within the energy industry for blockchain.
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