This Archive contains past numbers of The Energy Industry Update Reports. Each report shares news and trends in this constantly changing sector, including power utility companies, oil and gas, renewable energy, and coal. Our Reports provide insights and trends within the scope of this industry to keep you up to date with the most current developments in the Energy Industry so you can make informed decisions moving forward.
This Energy Industry Update examines recent trends in the utility and energy industry, where stakeholders are waiting for new technologies to emerge to support energy transition and virtual power plants, or for the results of various regulatory initiatives relating to power plants, the grid, and gas-power coordination to be seen. In all of these cases, the “waiting” is indeed the hardest part for energy infrastructure development.
This issue’s theme is “An Uncertain Horizon.” After enduring 2009’s soft energy demand and low prices, energy and utility companies are now beginning to think again about their strategic direction as sales are slowly rebounding and prices are firming. But headwinds remain, as the pace of economic growth and the regulatory environment remain uncertain.
In the January 2010 issue of The ScottMadden Energy Industry Update, we look at areas engaging the industry during these uncertain times—investor views, the generation mix, gas prices, smart grid, transmission development, cleantech, carbon, and more.