The energy sector has been impacted by three major drivers: decarbonization, decentralization, and digitization. Decarbonization indicates a transition towards a clean and carbon-free economy by integrating and increasing the share of renewable energy sources. In order to meet the terms of the Paris Accord, many organizations are researching new techniques to both reduce their operating costs and lower their carbon footprint.
Decentralization refers to geographically distributed electricity with a large number of multi-level producers and consumers. Decentralization enables lower energy intensity and provides opportunities for utilizing localized, renewable sources of energy.
Digitization implies the widespread use of digital machines at all levels of the power system, from production and infrastructure to end-user devices. The energy industry is facing a rapidly changing environment: cyclical regulation changes, the large-scale integration of renewable energy resources, increased cyber risks, aging infrastructure, volatile pricing, and business model disruption, to name a few. To address these challenges, IoT, AI, and blockchain technology are key enablers in the power sector transformation, helping to manage large amounts of data collection and analysis, optimizing increasingly complex energy systems.
Asia Plus Capital has extensive transaction experience with both upstream and downstream energy producers and refiners, integrated power and utility companies, exploration and development companies, as well as renewable energy producers. Our past experience includes numerous sell-side engagements, buy-side engagements, and strategic partnerships in both the U.S. and China.