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Volume 250, 20211st Conference on Traditional and Renewable Energy Sources: Perspectives and Paradigms for the 21st Century (TRESP 2021)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Legal Regulation of the Digital Economy and Digital Relations on Energy Markets|
|Published online||09 April 2021|
Digital business models and company growth opportunities in the energy market
Institute of Economics and Management, Herzen State Pedagogical University, Moika str. 48, 191186 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
2 “ComplexSnab” Co Ltd., Vedeneeva str. 12, 195427 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently witnessing significant changes in the global energy market. The energy industry is entering the stage of the 4th energy transition, which is characterized by an increasingly large-scale increase in the use of renewable energy sources and a decrease in the share of fossil fuels. The energy sector is also strongly influenced by the trend of digital transformation and the use of digital technologies. The aim of the work is to study the possibility and conditions of using digital business models by companies in the energy sector to improve competitiveness and market growth. To achieve the goal of the study, the following tasks were set: to analyze the main trends and the state of digitalization of the energy industry; analyze digital business models and assess the possibilities of their use by energy companies; to formulate approaches to transforming the activities of energy companies in the transition to a digital business model. The authors hypothesized that the use of digital business models will allow energy companies to remain competitive and gain access to new markets by introducing new technologies. To conduct the study, the methods of microeconomic and industry analysis, systemic and comparative analysis, and analysis of the organizational behavior of the company were used. The results of the analysis showed that the global energy market is characterized by growth in dynamics and volatility. In order to adapt to changing conditions and maintain competitiveness, energy companies need to take advantage of digitalization and shape a digital strategy. One of the basic elements of an organization’s digital strategy is a successful digital business model. The article discusses the types and features of digital business models, and also formulates approaches to transforming the activities of energy companies in the transition to a digital business model.
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