ENERGY & UTILITIES

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Consulting services for the power and utility industries: purposeful growth and sustainability

"Our hands-on experience can help clients close the gap between expectations and reality"
Portrait of Torsten Henzelmann
Senior Partner, Managing Director Central Europe
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe

The energy industry – from fossil fuel, nuclear and renewable energy to the generation and distribution of power – underpins the economic development of countries, companies and individuals. But the business of power is currently undergoing a global transformation on a scale never before seen. Factors such as decarbonization, floated capital markets, sustainability, the circular economy, new energy infrastructure markets and digital operations, combined with the fresh challenges thrown up by COVID-19, mean that industry players need the support of experts who can see the bigger picture. At Roland Berger, our energy consulting team is well placed to provide insights and advice that is strategic, practical and entrepreneurial.

Publications
Consulting Services

#1 Decarbonizing the energy value chain

Oil and gas companies, utilities, investors, energy merchants and policymakers around the world are making bold commitments to decarbonization. But can they deliver on their promises in their day-to-day work? At Roland Berger, our energy consulting specialists help top management rise to the strategy challenges posed by climate change and position themselves for a post-carbon era. We help you understand the opportunities, build sustainable advantage and turn your commitments into reality.

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#2 Finding gold in green

In recent years, we have seen a dramatic rise in the valuation of businesses offering renewable generation, energy storage, electric mobility and green hydrogen. This trend continues today. It is driven by factors such as growing policy and popular commitment to decarbonization, abundant and cheap capital, and maturing technologies and markets. Our energy management experts help investors understand the real value – and real costs – of specific investments and the implications for asset portfolios. Should they take on more risk to achieve target returns? Which sectors and technologies are currently undervalued? And what are the regulatory, technological and commercial risks? We also offer services such as commercial and technical due diligence, support during negotiations and assisting post-merger integration.

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#3 Moving towards a circular economy

Closed resource cycles protect the environment and create financial value. However, properly organizing water, waste and recycling processes remains a huge challenge in many countries. For the oil and gas sector, moving towards a sustainable and circular economy means actions such as reducing GHG emissions from well to burner tip and redesigning processing and refining processes to minimize waste. Even in "clean energy" sectors such as photovoltaics and electric mobility, product design and business models need to focus increasingly on asset re-use and recovery. We offer a wide range of consulting services in the area of the circular economy and sustainability. They range from designing ESG strategies and efficiency programs for operators and carrying out portfolio screening and investment diligences for investors to reviewing energy savings in areas such as billing, supply contracts and energy use.

#4 Rethinking energy infrastructure and markets

Radical changes are taking place in energy infrastructure, from new transcontinental gas projects and the transmission of offshore and onshore renewables to the increased electrification of transportation and expansion of microgrids. These developments are accompanied by changes in market design. Players are finding themselves forced to rethink how they manage risk and price their products. Our market knowledge and expertise in orchestrating major capital projects helps our clients around the world build infrastructure, deal with regulation, procurement, construction and maintenance, and develop effective pricing and commercial strategies.

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#5 Advanced analytics and the power of data

B2B and B2C front-to-back office automation, machine-learning for load forecasting, DER project screening and configuration, preventive maintenance... The list of areas where data analytics can generate value appears to be endless. But doing so requires deep expertise in Advanced Analytics. Our hands-on experience dealing with the underlying business challenges and context, our rich set of digital tools and technology partners, and our years of experience in change management projects and strategy can help clients close the gap between expectations and reality.

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A framework for success

To help our clients navigate a changing world, we have developed an energy consulting framework for the 2020s. It consists of three separate spheres of strategic action: Purpose, Growth and Sustainability.

Defining a clear Purpose enables efficiency, agility and resilience by aligning stakeholders. Growth includes engaging customers, building skills and effectively deploying resources. Sustainability reinforces both growth and purpose by ensuring lasting and meaningful impact

Where these three spheres overlap we find cultural change, an essential step that underpins all of our solutions. The opportunities for companies and investors generated by the transformation of the energy sector are plentiful. Our job as a consulting firm is to open your eyes to them and provide you with the tools you need to exploit them to the full.

Experts
Austria
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Senior Partner
Vienna Office, Central Europe
+43 1 53602-111
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Principal
Vienna Office, Central Europe
+43 1 53602-228
Belgium
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Senior Partner
Brussels Office, Western Europe
+32 478 50 21 85
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Senior Partner
Brussels Office, Western Europe
+32 2 6610-377
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Partner
Brussels Office, Western Europe
+32 2 6610-300
Portrait of Matthias Van Steendam
Principal
Brussels Office, Western Europe
+32 2 661-0317
Brazil
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Partner
São Paulo Office, South America
+55 11 3046-7111
France
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Senior Partner, Member of Supervisory Board
Paris Office, Western Europe
+212 529 0113-54
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Emmanuel Fages

Partner
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 5367-0390
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Partner
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 5367-0945
Principal
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 53 67-0345
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Principal
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 5367-0955
Portrait of Claire Pernet
Principal
Paris Office, Western Europe
+33 1 7039 - 4276
Germany
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Senior Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924-6237
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Senior Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+31 20 7960-600
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Senior Partner
Hamburg Office, Central Europe
+49 40 37631-4327
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Senior Partner, Managing Director Central Europe
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924-6303
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Senior Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924 - 6550
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Senior Partner, Global Managing Partner
Frankfurt Office, Central Europe
+49 69 29924-6321
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Partner
Munich Office, Central Europe
+49 89 9230-8921
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Partner
Hamburg Office, Central Europe
+49 40 37631-4300
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Partner
Munich Office, Central Europe
+49 89 9230-8909
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Partner
Dusseldorf Office, Central Europe
+49 211 4389-2226
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Partner, Member of Supervisory Board
Dusseldorf Office, Central Europe
+49 (69) 29924-6334
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Partner
Hamburg Office, Central Europe
+49 40 37631-4228
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Principal
Stuttgart Office, Central Europe
+49 40 37631 - 4226
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Principal
Munich Office, Central Europe
+49 89 9230 - 8347
Greater China
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Senior Partner, Global Managing Director
Shanghai Office, Eastern Asia
+86 21 2203-7861
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Senior Partner
Shanghai Office, Eastern Asia
+86 21 5298 6677-828
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Partner
Beijing Office, Eastern Asia
+86 10 8440 0088
Hungary
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Partner, Managing Partner Hungary
Budapest Office, Central Europe
+36 1 301-7070
Italy

Leonardo Bonetti

Principal
Milan Office, Southern Europe
+39 0229501
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Principal
Milan Office, Southern Europe
+39 02 29501
Principal
Rome Office, Southern Europe
+39 02 205-0110
Japan
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Japan
Tokyo Office, Eastern Asia
+81 3 3587-6660
Malaysia
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Southeast Asia
Kuala Lumpur Office, Southeast Asia
+603 2203-8600
Myanmar
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Principal
Yangon Office, Southeast Asia
Netherlands
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Senior Partner
Amsterdam Office, Western Europe
+31 20 7960-600
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Senior Partner
Amsterdam Office, Western Europe
+31 20 7960-600
Principal
Amsterdam Office, Western Europe
+31 20 7960-655
Portugal
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Senior Partner
Lisbon Office, Southern Europe
+351 21 3567-601
Romania
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Romania
Bucharest Office, Eastern Europe
+40 21 30605-01
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Partner
Bucharest Office, Eastern Europe
+40 21 30605-01
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Principal
Bucharest Office, Eastern Europe
+40 21 3060-501
Russia
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Principal
Moscow Office, Russia
+74 95 2257-645
Singapore
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Southeast Asia
Singapore Office, Southeast Asia
+65 6597-4548
South Korea
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Korea
Seoul Office, Eastern Asia
+82 10 5775-4226
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Principal
Seoul Office, Eastern Asia
+82 10 8381 1129
Sweden
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner Nordics
Stockholm Office, Northern Europe
+46 8 410438-91
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Partner
Stockholm Office, Northern Europe
+46 72 151-8010
Switzerland
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Senior Partner
Zurich Office, Central Europe
+41 4 3336-8680
United Kingdom
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Partner
London Office, Western Europe
+44 20 3075-1100
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Principal
London Office, Western Europe
+44 20 3075-1100
USA
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Senior Partner
Chicago Office, North America
+1-312-662-5551
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Senior Partner, Managing Partner USA, Member of Supervisory Board
Boston Office, North America
+1 617 310-6600
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Partner
Boston Office, North America
+1 240 274 8166
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Partner
Chicago Office, North America
+1 941 448 5674
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Partner
Chicago Office, North America
+1 510798-7550
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Partner
Chicago Office, North America
+1 312953-4741
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Director
Chicago Office, North America
+14 14 4675-248
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Director
Boston Office, North America
Principal
Boston Office, North America
+16 17 943-9900
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