Energy & utilities

Powering progress and innovation

Energy & utilities

Who we are

The energy landscape is undergoing a rapid transformation. We're in the midst of an energy transition – a journey towards a sustainable future. Consumers are demanding more choices and control, while affordability and responsible practices are crucial. Energy companies are facing disruptions like the energy crisis, grid limitations, and evolving business models - all while running their core operations. Traditional approaches won't cut it. Companies need to innovate at breakneck speed, something their legacy systems weren't built for. Collaboration across the industry is crucial – no one can navigate this alone. As your trusted partners, we at SparkOptimus leverage our deep understanding of the energy sector to craft solutions that are not only practical but also address the challenges and opportunities of this evolving landscape.

Our work

Verticals we work with

Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
(V-)Utilities / Grid
(V-)Utilities / Grid
Sustainable energy
Sustainable energy
Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency
What we do

Our services

Navigating the global energy transformation

As customers increasingly explore renewable energy options amid the broader shift towards decarbonization, governmental policies and incentives further drive this transformation. Recent clients embraced sustainable disruption, aligning ambitions with enterprise fit and potential impact. We assist in regulatory compliance/ESG reporting, defining sustainable commerce strategies, and transforming to sustainable and commercial businesses by executing quick wins and scaling strategies.

Digital & sustainable business strategy

Defining a business-wide strategy: Focused on customer needs, we're a preferred partner for defining business-wide digital commercial strategies in the dynamic Energy & Utility sector. Our team will scan your organization (org, tech, proposition),customers, industry, and markets to identify, prioritize, and detail opportunities for future growth and profitability.
Transform into a (digital) innovative organization:
Utilize agile methodologies to transform your organization, reducing costs and fostering a culture of continuous innovation. We bring extensive experience in implementing organizational transformations for global industry leaders, employing a test-and-learn approach to quickly prove value before scaling.
Building a connected ecosystem:
Manufacturers engage directly with end-users, distributors focus on digital channels, and new competition emerges in 'energy generation and storage.' We help by building/accelerating new propositions or establishing partnerships, drawing from extensive experience.

Data-driven insights

In the age of digital transformation, data is a strategic asset. Our team of experts specialize in advancing data-driven insights and analytics tailored to the Energy & Utilities sector. Our services include implementing advanced analytics solutions, leveraging machine learning algorithms, and harnessing the power of data. We empower organizations to make informed decisions and gain a competitive edge in the market.

Process & cost optimization

Optimize front-office & back-office processes: Stay at the forefront of digital and (generative) AI with a comprehensive value scan. Let us help you identify & prioritize value cases, creating actionable pilot plans. Leverage our expertise in digital, data, and (generative) AI to monetize these plans.
Tooling and tech adoption
: Navigate the complexities of the Energy and Utility market by ensuring access to the latest technology. We assist in finding the best partners and adopting new technologies, including 'connected' technology for usage monitoring.

Launching new digital propositions

Utility companies are reinventing themselves, providing improved service and new propositions as customer needs and behaviours in energy consumption rapidly evolve. Unlock new dimensions of value, elevate customer service, or gain fresh insights with our expertise. We excel in developing MVP propositions rapidly and cost-effectively. For major players in the energy market, we've successfully assisted in building marketplaces for energy products, order portals for customer service enhancement, and new products like dynamic contracts.

Navigating the global energy transformationDigital & sustainable business strategyData-driven insights Process & cost optimization Launching new digital propositions

Selection of our credentials

Signature cases

Budget Thuis enhances customer experience with (Gen) AI
AI & Data Strategy & Transformation

Budget Thuis is a leading energy and telecom services provider in the Netherlands, committed to providing reliable services at affordable prices. Serving more than a million customers, Budget Thuis holds a prominent position in the industry. Recognizing the substantial potential of Generative AI to enhance internal processes and the customer experience, Budget Thuis faced challenges in realizing its value independently. Therefore, they asked SparkOptimus’ support in identifying and prioritizing company-specific use cases, rapidly testing and proving the value by collaboratively building, testing, and improving MVPs, and designing an organizational setup for long-term, sustainable (Gen) AI innovation.

From Analysis to Action: Improving Schneider Electric's B2B Portal
Digital Strategy & Transformation

Schneider Electric (SE) is a leading global specialist in energy management and automation, with €34bn in revenue. To better serve its customers, SE launched a B2B online portal, aimed to offer a digital E2E self-service environment where customers of all types can easily search, configure & order products and have direct access to training & customer support. To ensure SE would set the right strategic priorities going forward, they engaged SparkOptimus to independently benchmark their B2B portal against industry competitors and best-practices.

Identifying disruptive & sustainable growth initiatives
Digital Strategy & Transformation
Sustainability Strategy & Transformation

Eneco has significantly increased its digital capabilities and plays an important role in ‘smart’ solutions, e.g. via it’s Toon platform. Eneco is continuously seeking to expand its relevance for customers and grow its product and service offering. Eneco asked SparkOptimus to advise on future developments and jointly seek for potential disruptive growth options.

"Helping us with their outside perspective, SparkOptimus ensured that we took the right and necessary steps to pursue our strategy. This has enabled us to make the next step in our ‘smart’ strategy and be the frontrunner in our industry"

Joeri Kamp

CIO / MD Innovation & Ventures


"The quality of the report and restitution done by Spark is just amazing given the short time spent on Schneider context, the detail outcome and quality of deliverables are really good and we must take this as an opportunity to explore and implement operationally all these details."

Nabil El Abed

Vice President

Schneider Electric

"With their digital expertise, strategic perspective and no-nonsense approach, SparkOptimus helped us to identify the business change we were looking for, and then find the path to realize it."

Steven Sels

Member Of The Management Board

SHV Energy

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