TO MEET ENERGY SECTOR CHALLENGES

ENERGY MIX Consulting Network, proposes strategic consulting missions as studies, seminars, trainings, coaching, allowing endowing all the actors of the energy value chain, with original and global methodologies, international experiences and the modelling tools, supporting them on the necessary evolutions, in the achievement of their goals, as:

 

  • the European Energy Sector Observatory for the European Commission, with  
        the aim of the implemented of a global energy policy,
  • economic studies covering energy market risks
  • the problems connected to the security of supply, the monitoring of the   
         energy market, creating some competition and relevant market problems,
  • for the energy operators, the adaptation of the industrial policies and the
         management of financial and energy risks, taking in account the peak oil
         impacts,
  • support strategy  by implementing Balanced Scorecard strategic dashboards,
         in front of stakes and challenges of this sector
  • the implementation of the 2nd directive of gas and organizing infrastructure
         and network departments for gas operator
  • the definition of client the knowledge strategy in competition market
  • International DGTREN, I.E.E. Concerto, programs covering sustainability and
        innovative concepts introductions
  • Renewable projects evaluations, to meet the growing demand in the
         developed world for energy from renewable sources. This change is driven 
         by climate change (an example of which is the Kyoto Protocol), energy
         insecurity and price, particularly as a result of the emergence of competitive
         energy markets. Climate change is now recognized to result from increased
         greenhouse gases in the atmosphere produced when we consume fossil
         fuels. Over the next century, climate change appears likely to impact the
         safety and food supply of the world’s human and animal populations.
         Recognizing the need for change, governments, businesses and citizens 
         around the world are seeking ways to reduce greenhouse gases.

 

 

 

ENERGY MIX SERVICES

Within its strategic consulting missions, as:

 

E.M.O.S. the European Energy Market Observatory System for the European 
Commission, with the aim of the implemented of a global energy policy,

Economic studies covering energy market risks,

The problems connected to the security of supply, the monitoring of the 
energy market, creating some competition and relevant market problems,

For the energy operators, the adaptation of the industrial policies and the 
management of financial and energy risks, taking in account the peak oil 
impacts,

The support of energy operator strategy  by implementing Balanced Scorecard strategic dashboards, in front of stakes and challenges of this sector

The implementation of the 2nd directive of gas and organizing infrastructure 
and network departments for gas operator

The definition of client the knowledge strategy in competition market

Participating for International I.E.E. programs covering sustainability and innovate concepts and renewables energies introductions.

Renewable projects evaluations,

to meet the growing demand in the developed world for energy from renewable sources. This change is driven by concerns with climate change (an example of which is the Kyoto Protocol), energy insecurity and price, particularly as a result of the emergence of competitive energy markets. Climate change is now recognized to result from increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere produced when we 
consume fossil fuels. Over the next century, climate change appears likely to 
impact the safety and food supply of the world’s human and animal 
populations. Recognizing the need for change, governments, businesses 
and citizens around the world are seeking ways to reduce greenhouse gases.

 

ENERGY MIX Consulting Network, proposes strategic consulting missions as studies, seminars, trainings, coaching, allowing endowing all the actors of the energy value chain, with original and global methodologies, international experiences and the modelling tools, supporting them on the necessary evolutions, and in the achievement of their goals.

 

Examples of ENERGY SERVICES :

 

TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 

  • Contribution to the elaboration of an energy policy
  • Macroeconomic, market analyses (global or per countries and energy)
  • Impact assessment (ex-ante-post) analyses, including Social and
           behavioural impacts
  • Large European programmes like EMOS (Energy Market Observatory
           System), 
  • aiming to gather the data useful for the energy policy of the EC (electricity,
           gas, oil, renewables)
  • Analysis of the efficiency of measures taken within the Member States
  • Specification of the energy policy taking into accounts  objectives and
           associated risks
  • Assistance to the Commission in its relationship with authorities such as
           economists, regulators, oil industry.

 

 

TO the MEMBERS OF STATES / NATIONAL GOVERNEMENTS

In order to better answer the demands of our clients, we have divided them in 3 segments according to the opening level of the electricity and gas market. Our service takes into account the level of maturity of each country in order to answer their needs, appropriately.

  • Development of a consistent energy policy associated to an adapted
        management of risks
  • Support to regulators and governmental Authorities
  • General Management seminars, energy management trainings
  • Support for an energy policy setting up  consistent with the European
        directives
  • Benchmarking of economic efficiency of the business process
  • Economic and statistic analyses
  • ./.

 

TO THE ENERGY OPERATORS : 
  • Large transformation programmes/projects of the energy value chain and processes
  • Unbundling and strategic impacts
  • Impact on the energy value chain within the framework of mergers/acquisitions
  • Juridical partition of entities within the framework of market opening
  • Industrial policy and subcontracting policy
  • Introduction of  a gas activity within an electricity operator
  • Management of risks  within the framework of a multi-energy approach
  • Optimisation of the production
  • Asset management -  optimisation of break time of nuclear power stations
  • Dashboard of the Executive Committee (balanced scorecards) of an energy
        operator
  • Optimisation of the production
  • Optimisation of productivity and performance management
  • Switch from technical excellence to financial excellence
  • Nuclear costs (depreciation of the facilities, maintenance cost, nuclear fuel
        cost, operating costs,  costs of temporary storage of nuclear wastes,
        reprocessing costs, costs of the storage of nuclear wastes (estimation),
        dismantling costs (estimation)
  • Evolution from traditional subcontracting towards a customer/supplier
        relationship

 

Examples services related to the TRADING

  • Strategic orientations : definition of objectives for the “Trading” entity,
        consistency towards the targets of the Group
  • Port-folio management and optimisation of assets (liberalized markets)
        training
  • Identification and support for implementation of the functions and key
        competencies of the trading activity
  • Front-office and customer relationship
  • Day ahead forecasting, programming of the demand based on temperatures
  • Middle-Office and risks management
  • Back-Office, management of contracts, invoices, and cashing
  • Determination and setting up of necessary tools for the realisation of a 
        trading activity: operational process, information flow, information systems
  • Definition and setting up of indicators for trading monitoring : economic
        performance, utilisation of assets, risks

 

SERVICES related to the GAS & ELECTRICITY CONVERGENCE

 

  • Introduction and organisation of a gas activity within an  electricity operator
  • Gas management training
  • Risks management in gas and electricity sectors
  • Implementation of software packages for the gas sector (e.g. Allegro)
  • Evaluation and comparison with European flow gas models
  • Optimisation model for gas storage

 

Services related to the  ENERGY RISK MANAGEMENT  :

  • Strategy and approach to be taken for the development of a risks list
        (referential)
  • Risk management by energy (electricity-gas-oil-renewables)
  • Management of multi-energy risks for an operator       
  • Setting up a risks management framework based on COSO 2
  • Setting the ERM organization and governance
  • ENERGY RISK MANAGEMENT, indicators and Dashboard

 

Services related to the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A global approach to face the environment issues and renewable energies

 

  • Ddicated dashboard for energy operator or institution, including indicators l
        inked to the sustainable development as well as energy and financial risks
  • Large European programs and projects like Intelligent Energy Europe or
        Concerto, in a region or in a defined area, aiming at introducing a rational
        energy policy based on energy efficiency and the use of renewable. Large
        programs and projects defining a rational energy mix between electricity, oil,
        gas and renewable sources as ;
    Electricity Wind, Solar, Biomass, Hydrogen,
        Thermal Biomass,
    Biofuels
  • Environmental management
  • Benchmarking - project evaluation – risk management
  • Environmental management
  • Benchmarking - project evaluation – risk management
  • Environmental management
  • Benchmarking - project evaluation – risk management
  • Environmental management
  • Benchmarking - project evaluation – risk management
  • Impacts assessments (including social and behaviours)
  • Climate change, carbon market & emissions trading
  • ./.

Domain of expertise RELATED TO EUROPEAN COMMISSDION FRAMEWORK

VKA1 Multiplying success in buildings

VKA2 Retrofitting of social housing

VKA3 Innovative approaches in industry

VKA4 Energy efficient equipment and products

VKA5 Electricity produced from renewable energy sources (RES)

VKA6 Heat produced from renewable energy sources (RES)

VKA7 Small scale RES applications

VKA8 Alternative vehicle propulsion

VKA9 Policy measures for an efficient use of energy in transport

VKA10 Strengthening the knowledge of local management agencies in the transport field

VKA11 Energy policies, legislation and market conditions for enabling poverty alleviation in developing countries

VKA12 Strengthening local energy expertise in developing countries

HKA1 Sustainable Energy Communities

HKA2 Think globally, act locally

HKA3 Financing mechanisms & Incentives

HKA4 Monitoring & Evaluation

HKA5 Dissemination & Promotion

A. Development of strategies and instruments for market transformation;

B. Analysis and monitoring of policy measures and instruments;

C. Socio-economic factors (economic, institutional, behavioural, cultural) important for RUE and RES implementation;

D. Administration, management and/or evaluation of projects or programmes;

E. Implementation of concrete RUE and RES measures on local, regional, national and/or European level;

F. Communication, dissemination and promotional activities;

G. International co-operation.

 

Training services

 

The deregulation of the electricity and gas markets has brought all kinds of new trading instruments and risk management concepts to the market. To survive in the highly competitive environment of a fully deregulated marketplace energy companies must already train their people in the latest techniques and strategies. Experience in other markets has shown that companies tend to start too late with the preparations for a solid risk management and trading strategy.

 

ENERGY MIX Consulting Network and Maycroft Consultancy has given numerous seminars, workshops and (in-house) training sessions about both the physical and financial trading of electricity, gas, coal and oil products. The courses have been given to companies all over the world, in countries like France, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium and the Netherlands.

 

Some examples of tailor-made courses :

1.      Spot trading

2.      Trading and portfolio management for power and gas companies

3.      Risk management for  power and gas companies

4.      Value-at-Risk for energy companies

5.      Pricing energy derivatives

6.      Forward prices and Option contracts (for account managers)

7.      Gas trading

8.      Credit Risk Management

9.      CO2 Emissions trading

10     Managing weather risk

 

ENERGY MIX Consulting Network and ECG Consultancy has develop many strategic missions around :

 

Market monitoring – European energy data collection

  • Extensive database on spot and future prices for electricity,

         natural gas and oil indicators

  • Contacts database including energy markets actors (suppliers, grid 
        operators, regulators, provider of statistical data, energy market linked
        federations and organizations)
  • Member of energy-related organizations (“Verband der deutschen
        Elektrizitätswirtschaft” – VDEW in Germany and “Association Technique
        Energie et Environnement” – ATEE in France)

 

Definition of the adapted procurement strategy (electricity & gas)
  • Analyses of national/international consumption and grid access situation
  • Development of possible national/international procurement solutions
  • Workshop with company officials to define procurement strategy
  • Assistance in defining and managing structures needed to manage the
        supply and grid access contracts
  • ./.

 

Realisation/Optimisation of procurement procedures (electricity & gas)
  • Analysis of technical grid access situation and definition of related grid
        access cost
  • Defining of the optimum capacity subscription/s in relation to the existing
        grid access tariff system
  • Risk  analyses based on load curve deviation
  • ./.

 

Energy management
  • Energy use optimisation (compressed air, heating & cooling, relighting, …)
  • Development of cogeneration studies (combined heat & power CHP)
  • Development of contracting solutions (CHP, compressed air, heat, …)
  • Energy / Fuel choice
  • Site implantation
  • Load and volume curve management
  • ./.

 

Market monitoring
  • Reporting of supply and grid access cost and all other energy supply related
        cost giving full transparency on the different cost elements
  • Preparation of an internet accessible data base for all supply, cost and 
        contract related information
  • Daily, weekly or monthly communication of market indicators by e-mail
        (electricity, gas, fuel)
  • ./.

 

Training services
  • In-house & customer-focused organization of workshops (Strategy workshops
        to optimise energy purchasing procedures, collection, monitoring and
        analysis of energy data)
  • On site training or assistance of technicians, purchasers and decision makers
        to optimise procedures linked to energy consumption

         ./.