Decentralisation and decarbonisation: opportunities in new energy


As energy giants look to diversify portfolios and shift to new business models in power generation and renewables, the pressure to invest in and realise bold strategies, whilst transforming core business models and operations presents veritable challenge.

Decentralised models

Increased capacity demands and the need for a greener energy mix is driving innovative new energy models. Moving production closer to where it is consumed is creating opportunities for smaller players and energy giants alike to take advantage of new revenue streams and rapidly develop new propositions. Blurring the competitive boundaries between industries.

Demand for cleaner energy mix

New policies and consumer sentiment towards climate change have driven an unprecedented demand for clean energy. This has led to trillions of dollars in investment for greener technologies across the energy lifecycle, revolutionising incumbent business models for the first time in decades.

New technologies

In this digital age, new technologies are transforming the energy value chain from production through to consumer. Competition can arise from unlikely sources. The ability to innovate constantly and scale quickly are amongst the most powerful tools a company can possess.


Global investment over the last decade is set to reach £2.1 trillion. We can support you to design and deliver a sustainable strategy and inject new ways of working. You need a partner that will think beyond the box to bring your vision and transformation journey to life using innovative and creative thinking. Our consultants question the status-quo to bring fresh perspective to future proof your organisation.

Target Operating Model

New players are jumping on emerging trends, meaning you must adapt to achieve new strategic objectives. It’s time to embrace change as the new normal and develop more agile and adaptive operating models.


People Change

The shift from carbon-heavy to renewable strategy is real. Design and deploy culturally-aligned and innovative change programmes that connect with and support the people impacted. And ultimately drive strategic outcomes.


Digital Transformation

Innovation in energy is putting pressure on your organisation to adopt cleaner technologies. Our on-the-ground expertise in technology and data transformation can help you establish a vision and most importantly, deliver.


Making Strategy Happen

Government pressures are increasing and production costs of renewables are decreasing. It's time to re-think your core strategies and value propositions. We make strategy happen by turning your vision into reality.



We are privileged to be working with some of the UK’s largest and most innovative organisations on their complex change programmes. You can read some of them here.

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A major sports and gaming organisation was facing key challenges to their technology function and needed a new operating model


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Spiro Comitis
Spiro ComitisSpiro Comitis| Client Directorlinkedin icon

Spiro leads our energy and utilities sector and has helped energy companies to drive large-scale and complex transformations, implement new operating models, integrate capability and use technology to adapt to a decentralised and decarbonised world.

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Ben has five years experience working across multiple energy and utility companies. Ben has a broad industry view of best practice in the electricity sector in particular, having worked across 3 of the major network operating companies. Ben is a specialist in the RIIO framework and is highly experienced in asset management, business strategy and performance improvement transformations.

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Lauren Tingey
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Lauren is a programme, change and PMO delivery specialist with extensive experience in the energy sector. Two years within the change team at National Grid has given her a wealth of knowledge and expertise working on the key industry opportunities and challenges, including decarbonisation, renewables and energy efficiency within the sector.

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