PES Webinar - Business Strategies for Power Distribution Companies
IEEE Power & Energy Society Women In Power Webinar Series
Business Strategies for Power Distribution Companies
18 January 2017 • 10:30 am Eastern
Presented by Consuela Duenas, Quanta Services Ecuador
Over the last three decades, the concept of strategy has evolved from focusing mostly on increasing market share and on benchmarking competitor's best practices - most of the time at the expense of profit - to a concept of value creation for the clients and new market opportunities for the company, beyond established competitive borders. In parallel, the global power market faces increasing challenges as result of the evolution from a unilateral system managed by incumbents to an integrated, almost worldwide, network with new players on the scene.
Given this dynamic scenario, companies need to revise how to leverage new market contexts, rethink their business strategies and plan for sustainable growth, redefine financial structures and manage the expansion of distribution networks in compliance with evolving environmental regulations. This talk aims to provide an overview of current strategy models.
Consuela Duenas is a telecommunications and power industries executive, with more than twenty-five years of experience in management, operations and large¬ scale projects in both, private companies and the public sector. She holds a master's degree in Business Administration and a bachelor degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering.
She has been an international speaker at various events on telecommunications matters, and authored several articles for specialized newspapers and for key internationaiiTU and IBC events.
In late 1994, she was elected President of the Ecuadorian Telecommunication Commission of the Electric and Electronic Engineering Association, to represent all its members,nationwide,to draft the new telecom regulations.
In 2012, she joined Executive IDE BUSSINES SCHOOL, the highest ranked management school in Ecuador, as an executive education lecturer in management control. Since late 2013, she is QUANTA SERVICES' Country Manager in Ecuador.