The Company That Anticipated History

Eskom, Africa’s largest electric company, has shown the world how to combine social leadership and business success.

Power Plays

Decades of regulatory policy swings and a bewildering array of business models have created a Utilities sector that defies a simple interpretation of performance. Understanding this complex industry requires both historical and forward-looking analyses.

Branding Electrons

The retailing of electricity is often considered a business trading solely on price, but a study of consumers in three European countries shows that more profitable offerings have an audience.

Sizing power

The power companies’ urge to merge probably makes them weaker, not stronger.

Climate change for Europe’s utilities

Power producers should pay close attention to a European Commission proposal to curb greenhouse gas emissions. It could have paradoxical effects.