The world is in a global energy crisis of unparalleled depth. The path towards an energy future that is affordable, inclusive and sustainable requires a structural change in existing energy systems. This shift calls for collaboration and coordinated action across sectors, ideologies and cultures.
As systems change specialists, our systemic, collaborative, experimental and partnership approach enables our partners to unlock energy solutions where human and natural systems meet.
Our processes bring a renewed sense of agency and purpose that builds the momentum necessary for deeper change.
Explore how we’ve supported some of our partners in creating dependable, affordable, and equitable energy solutions towards a more sustainable future for people and planet.
Examples of our energy work
The Bandung Scenarios: possible futures of energy in Indonesia
Challenge: July 2014 saw a new government come into power in Indonesia, which explored the country’s most significant opportunities and challenges during its transition period. A crucial area was the energy sector and the many national and international trends that would affect the nation’s social, political, and economic evolution.
Partnership: In this context of government institutions, energy companies, and communities facing an uncertain future, the Presidential Working Unit for Supervision and Management of Development (UKP4) approached Reos Partners to facilitate a transformative scenarios process to address the energy challenge.
28 leaders from across the energy sector participated in the process, resulting in the Bandung Scenarios – four scenarios of possible futures of Indonesia’s energy system.
Transformation: The scenarios provided a valuable tool to help stakeholders consider possible futures and what these imply for the country and their organisations.
The team's collective work developed new insights, relationships, intentions, and capacities. A common language for ongoing strategic conversations and a shared framework for considering what actions they can, will and must take were also established.
Electricity Innovation Lab: breaking down barriers to a resilient, renewable electricity grid in the US
Challenge: The growing need for reinvestment in the electricity infrastructure, climate change and other environmental concerns, an increasing focus on grid resilience, the changing costs of technologies, and the rapid development of new business solutions are fundamentally altering the electricity landscape in the US.
Shifting the electricity sector requires engagement and innovation across traditional institutional boundaries.
Partnership: Convened by Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and supported by Reos Partners, the Electricity Innovation Lab (e-Lab) brings thought leaders and decision-makers from across the US electricity sector together and helps them to identify and undertake transformative initiatives. It enables team members to share learnings, best practices, and analysis; collaborate around crucial issues or needs; and conduct deep dives into research findings.
Transformation: This multi-year social lab has created a critical platform for engagement and innovation. The lab's structures and processes have generated new business models, policy approaches, strategies, beliefs, and perspectives.
Energy collaborative: a public platform for Puerto Rico’s energy transformation
Challenge: In May 2018, the San Juan-based Instituto de Competitividad y Sostenibilidad (ICSE) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) of Boulder, Colorado, worked together to convene leaders to design policy solutions to Puerto Rico’s ongoing energy challenge.
Partnership: ICSE and RMI called on Reos Partners to help design and facilitate the public collaborative. The initiative was a three-month process, which included face-to-face meetings of focused work time with participants and a facilitated editing process of the final policy document.
Participants included Eduardo Bhatia (Former President of the Senate of Puerto Rico), Larry Seilhamer (Former Vice President of Puerto Rico's Senate), bi-partisan senators, leaders from public, private, and civil sectors, including representatives from different mainland United States and Puerto Rico government departments, lawyers, academics, engineers, and community leaders.
Transformation: As a result of the collaborative, participants produced a report of recommendations to policymakers, with four specific ideas on how to move forward with energy provision for the island.
- The promotion of an energy vision for Puerto Rico’s self-sufficiency and credibility.
- An independent regulator with enforcement powers.
- A modern regulatory framework and an integrated resource plan (IRP).
- The involvement of cooperatives and municipalities in the transition.