Energy & Utilities

Developing a Power-Generation Strategy for a Major Energy Utility Company

Challenges

Strongly negative net present value (NPV) of the power-generation portfolio (own power plants and industrial investments/contracts) over the next ten years—even when taking already defined but not realized cost-cutting measures into consideration

 

Urgent need for action to improve the NPV of the existing portfolio by operational and structural measures

 

Limited opportunities for growth:

Additional risks due to the uncertain future development of coal prices and CO₂ emission taxes

Problem-Solving Approach

Building a quantitative model in order to simulate the future development of the power-generation market by drawing on the System Dynamics methodology

 

Examining the current cost and revenue structure and defining additional cost-improvement/value-enhancement measures

 

Conducting a market and competitor analysis and a high-level benchmarking

 

Computing a business case in order to determine the target costs for the existing power plant portfolio and for the contracted capacities

 

Identifying sources of competitive advantages and deriving strategic options by applying game theory

 

Supporting the communication of the results (e.g. with power plant managers)

Results

Power-generation portfolio optimized along the following key levers:

Selective international expansion by new gas-fired and steam power plants with power-heat coupling initiated

 

Forward-looking vision and concept for the role as an asset-backed world-class electricity trader in a market maker position

March 2021

‘Best Management Consultants 2021’: T. K. Hamann among the top 3 consultancies for sales, after sales, and CRM

The 2021 ranking ‘Beste Unternehmensberater [Best Management Consultants]’ by the German business magazine brand eins and the business data portal Statista has just been published.

 

T. K. Hamann takes a top position in this with a shared second place in the field of ‘Sales, After Sales, CRM’.  In addition, we are honored for the sector ‘Auto & Suppliers’ and the functional area ‘Strategy Development’.

 

We are grateful to all our clients, the entire team, and business partners who have worked with us since our founding in late 2016.  Together, we will continue to consequently pursue quality leadership in our disciplines.

For this year’s ranking, 2,334 colleagues determined the best management consultancies according to their perception by industry and functional practice area.  Subsequently, assessments were obtained from the clients.  For this purpose, 1,100 senior executives were provided with a list of the recommended consultancies for each industry and work area clients via online survey; another 234 senior executives (Head of Strategy, Head of Business Development, etc.) from DAX, M-DAX, S-DAX and Tec-DAX companies were specifically invited to participate in the survey.