Hari Krishnamurthy is Vice President of Capgemini.
This year, DistribuTECH International had a theme of "Experience the Energy Movement," with thirteen educational tracks and a massive exposition floor holding over five hundred booths. The PUF team met up with innovators making a difference with emerging technologies useful to the grid space.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What do you do and what does Capgemini do in bringing value to the transformation?
Hari Krishnamurthy: We have a massive focus in the U.S. markets and utilities is part of the business unit, what we call the Energy, Utilities, and Chemicals Business Unit. In my role, I look after the utilities part of that business unit for Capgemini Americas. The reason we combine these three segments is because of the asset-intensive nature of the business.
I'm responsible for the P&L for the Utilities Market Unit, and we are focused on helping utilities on their energy transition journeys. The utility industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by the three big Ds: decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization.
There is a growing trend toward renewables and sustainability on the supply side, which currently accounts for around twenty-two percent of the utility scale energy generation, and this percentage will continue to rise in the coming years.