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Energy Transition and utilities

The energy transition is a generation-defining challenge. But we believe it’s not just what it averts, but what it enables in our economy and society, that matters. We envision a world in which energy is clean, affordable and abundant, powering a new wave of industrial growth and social opportunity.

The energy industry’s transition to clean energy is a fundamental enabler for every other industry’s ability to reach net-zero.

For too long, the narrative surrounding net-zero has centered on costs and challenges. But the energy transition need not equate to austerity or industry compromise. Clear roadmaps, actions and measurement – allied with cultural and behavioral change – can help us all benefit from the growth and prosperity which the transition enables.

The transition also provides a huge opportunity to positively impact the human side of business: deeper customer relationships, consumer perception and talent attraction.

“Helping energy and utilities organisations to harness the vast economic and societal potential of the energy transition and build a better future is our passion and purpose”

Together we can light the way to a brighter, cleaner future for all.

    Powering sustainability

    Our in-depth research into the rewards which energy organisations are realising by acting on their sustainability agenda.

    Clean growth

    In this piece, we connect the dots between purposeful environmental responsibility and healthier, sustainable growth.

      What we do

      Accelerating the energy transition and all that it enables

      Evolving the global energy sector to affordable, abundant, and low-carbon energy within a generation is the top priority for the energy and utilities sector and requires a drastic shift for many. At Capgemini, we believe in focusing on what the energy transition enables in our economy and society, rather than just what it must avert.
      We help energy and utilities organisations to create a positive, long-term legacy of transformative, sustainable products and services that create new types of value, strengthen customer relationships, and help attract industry-leading talent.

      Enabling a virtuous spiral of growth by digitising and embracing low-carbon technology.

      Meeting the challenge of the energy transition isn’t only about moving to new energy sources. We must reinvent the sector to prioritise universal abundance and waste reduction, as well as optimising energy generation, distribution, and recycling.
      With our digital and technical expertise, Capgemini helps organisations to weave connected tech and engineering innovation into the end-to-end energy ecosystem, as well as to capitalise on the tech opportunities enabled by access to affordable, plentiful energy.

      Changing the way people move, live, work and power their world.

      Achieving climate neutrality must be a collective effort. Through education and greater choice around consumption and conservation, energy and utilities organisations can play a pivotal role in reshaping consumer behaviors.
      We’re supporting our energy clients to navigate the changing consumer landscape. The energy transition enables the opportunity to forge deeper customer relationships and provide a higher quality of life through guilt-free, affordable energy. Our customer-centric solutions help influence consumer behaviors while improving brand perception.

        A clean horizon for Thailand’s cities

        We examine the wide-reaching economic, social and health benefits of the growing investment into Thailand’s electric mobility ecosystem.

        Power to the people: the transformative capacity of African solar

        How a new, distributed solar grid could help an entire continent to supercharge its economic potential.

        The role of V2H in empowering and protecting communities

        How electric vehicles will bolster electric power grid resilience and keep vulnerable communities connected.

        Beyond passive consumption: the rise of the active energy omnisumer

        A look at the evolving interplay between the energy consumer, grid, and provider – and the rewards they stand to reap.  

        How local micro-factories have the power to transform communities

        How decentralising energy distribution could usher in a new era of localised, small-scale manufacturing and innovation.

        The autonomous road to social mobility

        How a new type of taxi could be a driver of social mobility.

          Client stories

          Expert perspectives

          Meet our experts

          James Forrest

          Global Head of Energy Transition and Utilities
          I lead in helping global clients with major business transformations involving smart grid, IoT, the reform of gas and electricity markets, major software and infrastructure changes, and the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive significant business performance improvement.

          Philippe Vié

          Vice President of Energy and Utilities
          I have been in the industry for over 25 years, leading transformation projects globally. I’m responsible for selling and delivering end-to-end transformation engagements for top utility and energy companies. I also lead Capgemini’s annual World Energy Markets Observatory (WEMO), a report examining the electricity and gas markets in Europe, North America, Australia, and Southeast Asia.

          Elfije Lemaitre

          Vice President of Energy and Utilities
          My team and I are dedicated to the oil and gas sectors and their subsegments. We have delivered programs and solutions for clients in the oilfield services, exploration, and production, midstream, liquified natural gas, and refining subsectors. I guide digital transformation programs, including value-chain optimization, digital assets, digital workers, digital core (ERP), as well as renewable enterprise strategy and talent development in the digital sphere.

          Peter King

          Global Energy and Utilities Lead Capgemini Invent
          I focus on driving transformation by working with my clients to define new ways of working, new operating models and the transformation programs that will deliver change.

          Colin Ellam

          VP Global Head of Nuclear
          Colin has worked across the nuclear sector for over 30 years, from new nuclear build through to decommissioning and waste management – both as a consultant and a client. He is passionate about nuclear’s role in the global climate challenge and believes the industry has a great opportunity to truly embrace digital to deliver significantly improved programme outcomes across the sector.

          Mike Lewis

          VP Global Leader Energy Transition
          He is the lead of Capgemini’s Energy Transition business globally. He is responsible for our client’s success in their move to low carbon energy – both the products and services our clients bring to market, and how their own company transition to low carbon, sustainable business practices.

          Paul Haggerty

          Vice President Head of UK ET&U Sector | Capgemini UK
          Paul is Head of our Energy Transition & Utilities (ET&U) sector for Capgemini in the UK and leads the sector across all business service lines including Consulting, Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering Services. Paul was originally a mechanical engineer in the Oil and Gas industry and has over 20 years of consulting experience, leading major transformation programmes in the utility sector. Paul specialises in delivering combined consulting and technology capabilities, supporting clients to maximise the potential of next-generation digital solutions. He has line responsibility for Capgemini’s Applied Innovation Exchange capability for Energy and Utilities and has worked at an account and delivery level in a number of major clients. He has been with Capgemini for over 23 years, prior to joining Capgemini, Paul worked for Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and FMC Technologies. Paul holds an MSc in Manufacturing, Management and Technology through the Open University.

          Karen Thompson

          Vice President | Chief Sales Officer, Invent UK | Head of Energy Transition & Utilities, Invent UK

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