According to IDC’s most recent Energy Transition “85% of European companies plan to decarbonize by 2040,” but they need help as 60% consider their transition plans challenging and a quarter consider them unachievable. With their decades-long expertise around electrification, decarbonization and energy efficiency, utilities are not only in the driver’s seat of the energy transition, but of the entire economy. Utilities are the only ones with experience managing the critical infrastructure the economy relies on to thrive, and they understand the implications new disruptive technologies bring.
By using technology as a lever, electricity, gas and water companies across the value chain have optimized their operations, processes and resources offloading non-core burdensome work and enable them to focus on their core business. And in the year of AI everywhere, utilities have the power to advance further.
Utilities are imperative to unleash value from industry clusters and energy communities, to help solve issues around procurement of flexibility, to prioritize connection queues and grid planning, to address issues around integrated resource planning, and to help crack more active customer participation, just to name a few. These are all critical elements of the ongoing energy transition to safeguard the planet and drive the economy to be more than “Net Zero”.
IDC European Utilities Xchange is an event that connects senior IT and business professionals from several industries and countries. We aim to create the best-in-class independent content based on insights from our analysts, external speakers, as well as industry, and thought leaders, who we invite to join our Advisory Board.
The event will provide you with industry trends, actionable recommendations, hands-on experience from external speakers and last but not least - a chance to connect and network with your peers from the biggest European companies.