Whether on the supply or demand side of the energy supply chain, energy considerations form a large part of business operations. Changing economies of fossil fuel deposits and volatile oil and gas prices represent a conundrum for the extractives industries. Rapidly evolving technologies, deregulation in the power sector, and the advent of renewables pose strategic challenges to producers and consumers alike.

At HIP Consult, we believe energy strategy should be guided by an overarching strategic plan that is informed by local requirements and allows for bottom-up innovation. Our energy practice has experience working in diverse areas of power industries ecosystem, with projects including strategy development, economic analysis and technology assessment, among others.

Looking to the future, we are active in devising alternatives to legacy, centrally-managed power supply chains, including the development of regional electrification schemes, smart grid implementation, and distribution from non-traditional sources. The Firm has also committed considerable resources towards research and development of feasible models for deploying sustainable energy solutions across Africa and other developing markets.