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Leadership: Succeeding In The Private, Public, And by Ronald R. Sims, Scott A. Quatro

By Ronald R. Sims, Scott A. Quatro

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This ties in closely with listening to your customer and making value a part of the culture of the organization. Value is a function of a customer’s perceptions of price and quality, and a company-wide understanding of what customers see as value will buttress and sustain a competitive attitude among regulated utility employees. ” For utilities, that value is a combination of price, quality, and service, with the latter two largely defined by the customer. Let the Customer Define Quality The customer also defines quality.

Invest in Market Intelligence Regulated utilities use sophisticated survey techniques to track and forecast usage by different customer classes, used for system planning/forecasting and for ratemaking (pricing) purposes. In a marketing orientation, knowing as much as possible about customers extends beyond simply tracking usage patterns. Already mentioned is the technique of using customer contact as an opportunity to gather information. In addition, knowing what technological innovations are attractive to customers, whether these are fuel cells, batteries, or individually owned generation, will help utility leadership prepare for an expansion of competition that could involve their distribution systems: electric, which may experience underutilized investment as consumers switch to alternate energy sources; FROM MONOPOLY TO COMPETITION 13 and gas, which may experience an increase in demand as customers use gas to fuel local generation.

But the arrangement did not prevent liabilities from the swaps from increasing if Enron’s hedged investments continued to slide. The scheme would have worked if either Enron’s stock again increased in value substantially or if the investments themselves (stock in companies like RNC) had increased in value. But both the investments and Enron stock continued to decline. Around the time of the September 11 disaster, Enron finally terminated these hedging arrangements. The resulting pretax charge against Enron’s income was $710 million.

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