AFRY Insights Energy
Welcome to AFRY Insights magazine
Resilience, intelligence and excellence are the qualities that have guided us in designing this issue of our magazine.
Resilience, intelligence and excellence
It will not surprise you that Russia's invasion of Ukraine dominates much of our colleagues' analyses, especially with regard to the new, riskier gas market, supply chain challenges and much more. Nevertheless, it is precisely the question around climate change that drives us to take a stand on sustainability issues, as Carlos Perez-Linkenheil as well as Helena Mueller do in their articles.
Who can solve the most pressing problems of our time? We spoke with Lisen Oliw, Managing Director Nordics at Norrsken Foundation, which partners with AFRY to make a difference to impact startups. Luca Maria Rossi of Baker Hughes provided an interview detailing the ambitious Net-Zero commitment of the company and how Baker Hughes is taking its customers on this journey.
Brave steps in the energy transition
From hydrogen and smart cities to carbon removal and green finance - all opportunities to drive the transition to a more sustainable future must be taken. The knowledge and technologies to allow full decarbonisation are available, yet progress must be accelerated and collective action is needed.
In this issue of AFRY Insights, our colleagues share perspectives along the theme of taking action in the transition to a clean energy future. These challenging times call for dialogue and exchange with each other. In this spirit, we’re honoured to include interviews with three strong leaders.
How is digitalisation driving the transition to clean energy?
Digitalisation affects all areas of life and business, from mobility to urban development, from manufacturing to construction and from energy production to energy management. Amid the unprecedented challenges these sectors are facing, smart and intelligent solutions have never paid off as much as they do today.
In this issue of AFRY Insights, our colleagues share their most recent insights on the latest questions regarding digitalisation.
Sustainability and renewable energy
Mitigating climate change is one of the most important goals of our generation, which is why sustainability and deep dives into renewable energy are two threads running through these pages. We are very pleased that we can bring both topics closer to you with top-class interview partners and fresh insights into the clean energy transition from our team of experts.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and its political, social and economic effects, continuous dialogue with our clients is, now more than ever, one of our main objectives.
A new future
Roland Lorenz, Head of Management Consulting, gives more insight on the brand, its strategy and AFRY’s offer to the client: “Our company has great staff, that are driven by our curiosity to always grow and learn more. With the merger of ÅF and Pöyry, we have brought together experts from key areas that enable us as AFRY to offer truly sustainable solutions to the pressing issues of our time. Solutions that are sustainable because they result from a holistic perspective.”
For years, Fortune magazine has ranked Isabelle Kocher, CEO of Engie, among the world’s Top Ten most powerful women. We are proud to have her as an interview partner in this inaugural issue. She sets out Engie’s plan to become a world leader in the zero carbon transition and describes the huge transformation process she has been guiding her company through since she became CEO in 2016.
Energy Management Consulting
Our dedicated team of over 250 energy experts advise clients across all areas of the energy transition from thermal generation to offshore wind, from trading to customer solutions and from corporate strategy to operational efficiency - we want to be your trusted partner.
AFRY has supported the transition to low carbon, clean energy power sources, and energy efficiency since the early 1990s. As consultants and thought leaders, we advise policymakers, utilities, industry players, developers, financiers, and end-users to define appropriate actions during all stages of the energy transition. As engineers, we deliver innovative solutions to achieve sustainability goals.