In the space of the past 12 months, utility companies have found themselves in a very different world with a series of momentous events – the collapse of giants of the banking system, the credit and wider financial crisis, the reversal in demand and price growth, and outright recession in many major markets.
For our 11th Utilities global survey: A world beyond recession we interviewed about 70 executives from leading power utility companies in major markets around the world to gain their perspective on the implications of this very different world environment. We also include a series of exclusive interviews with CEOs from the leading utility companies in different parts of the world.
In 2008, our A world of difference report mapped the enormity of the changes witnessed in the last 10 years and those lying ahead in future decades. Our 2009 report, A world beyond recession, looks at the impact of the economic downturn and financial crisis on the sector but, also, beyond to the time horizons that are important for long-term energy planning.