Session 1 – The new energy company:
European utility companies currently face a myriad of challenges to retain their position in the market. The traditional utility business model of a pure-play centralised power producer and provider is becoming obsolete as the value chain is being pulled apart. In the opening session of the workshop, we will consider the demise of the vertically integrated utility company and look toward the emerging new energy company and the key strategic elements which may come to define the positioning of utilities in a future energy market. We will discuss potential approaches and models, and how to capture new market opportunities.