The DCS energy and utilities advisory focus generally covers two main subsectors: energy generation and energy sales and supply and trading. The generation subsector includes power generation, district heat and cooling and co-generation. Within the generation subsector, DCS experts are highly-experienced in advising public and private utilities as well as independent power, water, heating and cooling providers across all types of generation technologies, including nuclear, fossil fuels and renewable generation technologies and businesses. Within the sales, supply and trading subsector, DCS experts are highly experienced in advising electricity, gas, water, wastewater, heat and cooling sales, supply and trading businesses (both utilities and independent providers).
Energy & utilities is a specialized focus sector of DCS which we distinguish from our infrastructure sector focus. While there are certain infrastructure assets (such as electricity, gas, water, heating and cooling transmission and distribution networks and systems) which share a strong nexus with our energy & utilities sector focus, we regard generation plants as separate specialized "industrial plant enterprises" and sales, supply and trading businesses as "service enterprises", each deserving specialized advisory skill sets. In either case, these businesses may be regulated or deregulated ("liberalized"), markets may be bundled (vertically integrated) or unbundled. It is our view is that irrespective of whether or not a utility or other independent public or private enterprise owns and operates the underlying infrastructure assets, the "infrastructure business" of developing, constructing, operating and maintaining the transmission and distribution assets should be considered separate and distinct from business of managing and operating the transmission, distribution, trading, sales and supply "service enterprises" that utilize these transmission and distribution infrastructure assets. Our main focus under energy & utilities sectoral coverage is to provide our generator (whether utility or IPP/IWPP), transmission, distribution, trading sales and supply clients with the specialized advice with respect to operating their core "industrial" and "service" businesses.
Within each of the the energy & utilities subsectors, our team of advisory experts possess decades of experience advising both public sector and private sector clients in evaluating, planning, financing, developing, constructing, operating and managing generation plants and efficiently managing energy, water and wastewater distribution/collection, sales and supply and trading businesses. The following links provide more detailed summary of our coverage and expertise within each of these energy and utilities subsectors:
Please click on the below links to learn more about the specific services related to the energy & utilities sector that DCS experts can offer:
DCS focuses on providing the above services in the energy & utilities sector to the following categories of clients: