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Decoupling Impact and Public Utility Conservation Investment

August 12, 2019

Public utilities and regulators are implementing various forms of regulatory mechanisms that decouple revenues from commodity sales to remove a disincentive or create an incentive for utilities to invest in and encourage consumers to conserve electricity, natural gas and water. A major question is whether such regulatory mechanisms affect investor-perceived risk, the cost of common equity and the utility rates of such commodities. This is an important question as regulators
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Global Trends in Financial Shared Service Center Locations

April 11, 2019

A Discussion of Key Findings Related to Location Considerations

In January of 2019, ScottMadden’s Brad DeMent and Trey Robinson delivered a webinar to discuss the results of the latest finance shared services benchmarking study. The study was designed by ScottMadden and surveys were administered by APQC over four cycles: spring/summer 2014; spring/summer 2015; summer/fall 2016; and spring/summer 2018. The scope of the study covers the following topics for an in-depth analysis of financial shared service centers (SSCs): Delivery model, scope of services, staffing, location, performance, and technologies leveraged.


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Financial Shared Services: Leaders are Leveraging Technology and Analytics

April 11, 2019

A Discussion of Key Findings Related to Technology and Analytics

In January of 2019, ScottMadden’s Brad DeMent and Trey Robinson delivered a webinar to discuss the results of the latest finance shared services benchmarking study. The study was designed by ScottMadden and surveys were administered by APQC over four cycles: spring/summer 2014; spring/summer 2015; summer/fall 2016; and spring/summer 2018. The scope of the study covers the following topics for an in-depth analysis of financial shared service centers (SSCs): Delivery model, scope of services, staffing, location, performance, and technologies leveraged.


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Financial Shared Services: Comparing Staffing and Cost Metrics

April 11, 2019

A Discussion of Key Findings Related to Staffing, Cost, and Productivity

In January of 2019, ScottMadden’s Brad DeMent and Trey Robinson delivered a webinar to discuss the results of the latest finance shared services benchmarking study. The study was designed by ScottMadden and surveys were administered by APQC over four cycles: spring/summer 2014; spring/summer 2015; summer/fall 2016; and spring/summer 2018. The scope of the study covers the following topics for an in-depth analysis of financial shared service centers (SSCs): Delivery model, scope of services, staffing, location, performance, and technologies leveraged.


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Financial Shared Services: Governance, Structure, and Scope

April 11, 2019

A Discussion of Key Findings Related to How Shared Services are Structured and the Scope of Services

In January of 2019, ScottMadden’s Brad DeMent and Trey Robinson delivered a webinar to discuss the results of the latest finance shared services benchmarking study. The study was designed by ScottMadden and surveys were administered by APQC over four cycles: spring/summer 2014; spring/summer 2015; summer/fall 2016; and spring/summer 2018. The scope of the study covers the following topics for an in-depth analysis of financial shared service centers (SSCs): Delivery model, scope of services, staffing, location, performance, and technologies leveraged.


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Financial Shared Services: Leaders Do a Lot of Things Right

April 11, 2019

Executive Summary of Key Findings

In January of 2019, ScottMadden’s Brad DeMent and Trey Robinson delivered a webinar to discuss the results of the latest finance shared services benchmarking study. The study was designed by ScottMadden and surveys were administered by APQC over four cycles: spring/summer 2014; spring/summer 2015; summer/fall 2016; and spring/summer 2018. The scope of the study covers the following topics for an in-depth analysis of financial shared service centers (SSCs): Delivery model, scope of services, staffing, performance, and technologies leveraged.


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Finance Shared Services Uncovered: Trends in Delivery Models, Scope of Services, Staffing, Performance and Technologies

April 11, 2019

Decarbonization and RIIO in the United Kingdom

February 4, 2019

The United Kingdom is moving to a decarbonized energy sector and isn’t shying away from experimentation to get there. During a recent fact-finding trip, led by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), we gathered practical lessons for the United States and new approaches to growing challenges in the industry related to:


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Handling the Most Pressing Concern for the Utility Industry: The Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks

October 17, 2018

The Changing Utility Landscape Heightens Security Concerns

The evolving grid incorporates distributed resources and multi-directional power flows through an abundance of connected assets, increasing the vulnerability of the grid. The utility landscape is adopting communications, sensing, and control systems throughout all levels of the electric grid to make the electric power system more reliable, economical, and environmentally sustainable. EPRI has estimated that the total 20-year investment required for
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Does Europe Have a Handle on Its Energy Future?

October 1, 2018

Europe is often perceived as highly adept at transforming to a clean energy future because of their growing renewable capacity, declining greenhouse gas emissions, and emerging smarty city activities.


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REV Check-In: 2018 New York Energy Market Summit

August 31, 2018

During Infocast’s New York Energy Market Summit 2018, ScottMadden consultants offered insights about the ongoing implementation of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative:


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