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Power & Renewables Deals 2017: what lies ahead for M&A?
Our latest survey shows strong power and renewables M&A momentum. Total sector deal value is at the highest level in the current decade. But what’s in store for 2017 in a year of political uncertainty and changing economic conditions?

Blockchain: an opportunity for energy producers and consumers?
The study 'Blockchain - an opportunity for energy producers and consumers?' analyzes the potential impact of blockchain technology on the energy sector and explores what opportunities it may hold for energy customers and energy consumers.

Capturing value from disruption
In this report we look at the technologies that are likely to drive disruption and change in the utilities sector over the next 20 years and what they mean for incumbents and new players in the market. We analyse six scenarios that could arise from the fast pace of technological evolution.

Opportunity amidst disruption: How energy transformation is shaping Canada's utilities sector
The utilities sector in Canada and around the world is experiencing a profound transformation unlike anything seen before in terms of scale, scope and speed. For Canadian utility companies, this transformation is impacting long-held business models — and compelling executives to chart a new path forward in a shifting and uncertain landscape.

Delphi Energy Future 2040
Energy systems worldwide are undergoing a phase of fundamental transformation.Policymakers, businesses and consumers are wondering: How will electricity and heat be supplied in the future and how will mobility needs be met?

Strategy, financing and customer engagement in the new energy world
More than 60 senior executives and experts from 18 different countries and all five continents gathered in May 2016 in Berlin, Germany for PwC’s roundtable on the challenges facing utility company C-suites as they seek to stay ahead in an era of energy transformation.

Customer engagement in an era of energy transformation
Technology is eclipsing competition as the biggest single transformational force affecting customer relations for power utility companies. It’s shifting customer expectations of what to expect from companies.

Power & Renewables Deals 2016 outlook and 2015 review
Looking ahead, there are clear downside risks in the global economic environment. Although global growth is expected to edge up in the coming years, it is at a slower pace than had been envisaged.

A value focused approach to energy transformation
Our Canadian power and utilities statement of capabilities provides an overview of how we can provide strategic advice and solutions to help address the challenges you’re facing and create value from new opportunities.

How energy transformation is shifting the CFO focus
The chief financial officer (CFO) role is changing. It’s becoming more strategically-focused, more value-focused and more future-focused. But the power and utilities CFO role is changing faster than most in the face of energy transformation, which is shifting the technological, market and customer context for companies in the sector. Explore how the CFO role is evolving and the crucial capabilities needed for first-class performance.

Beyond the hype: What is the value of customer satisfaction to a regulated utility?
The “traditional” customer-utility model is evolving as a result of new technology, competition, an evolving smart grid, and an increasingly tech-savvy consumer class. Customer satisfaction does translate into real and tangible value for power and utility companies in a number of ways and is indeed better for business.

Asset management: Powering your journey to success
The power and utilities industry is facing seismic transformation at a pace and to an extent that is unprecedented - pushing leaders to examine their business models and implement change programs to respond to these trends.

The road ahead: gaining momentum from energy transformation
Changes in customer behaviour, new competition, renewable and distributed energy and regulation are disrupting the power and utilities industry landscape. The root causes of these developments are global megatrends that are affecting all markets and are having significant impacts on the Power and Utilities sector.

In brief / The productivity imperative: Data analytics
Data analytics can help increase your organization’s productivity to improve enterprise asset management effectiveness, workforce efficiency and supply chain optimization. The net result? Lower operating costs and meeting the needs of customers and regulators.

In brief / Heading south for growth
From coast to coast to coast across Canada, we're seeing a rise in catastrophic, unpredictable and increasingly volatile weather events. These events threaten our aging Power and Utilities (P&U) and other critical infrastructure.

In brief / Climate resilience
From coast to coast to coast across Canada, we're seeing a rise in catastrophic, unpredictable and increasingly volatile weather events. These events threaten our aging Power and Utilities (P&U) and other critical infrastructure.

In brief: Powering your business decisions
For Power and Utility organizations in Canada, the immense and varied geography makes it challenging to safely deliver reliable, cost effective and sustainable electricity, gas and water. Today, this is exacerbated by massive environmental, political, social and technological change driving unprecedented transformation across the sector.

North American Power & Utilities Deals — Q2 2015North American Power & Utilities Deals — Q3 2015
This quarter, we saw a significant increase in value and volume as the cost of capital remained low and as strategic investors announced deals supporting current growth objectives and future capital deployment opportunities.

Energy Shift: Understanding the consolidation of Ontario’s electricity marketEnergy Shift: Understanding the consolidation of Ontario’s electricity market
Our 14th Annual Global Power and Utilities Survey found that 81% of senior executives expect their home market to be transformed by more than 60% by 2030 and 70% expect significant market model changes within the same timeframe. So, what does that mean for energy in Ontario?

Digital utility transformationDigital utility transformation
Digital technologies are strategically important for power and utility companies but capturing the benefits of digitization has been slow. More than 80 senior executives and experts from 12 different countries gathered for PwC’s roundtable discussion on the digital utility of the future and the strategies that companies are implementing to get there.

A different energy future14th Global Power & Utilities Survey: A different energy future
Industry disruption leads more than 70 senior executives from 52 countries to expect their markets and business models to change leading up to 2030. The current way of doing business is at stake and operational changes lay ahead. Does the industry think we’re headed for a new ‘golden age’ or is the future less promising?

Power Renewables Deals2015 CEO Survey Industry snapshot: Seeking growth amidst global disruption
Power & Utilities CEOs are cautious about the financial outlook: only 29 percent think the economy will improve this year. And they're less confident of increasing revenues in the short or mid term than CEOs in other sectors.

Power Renewables DealsPower & Renewables Deals: 2015 outlook and 2014 review
Our 2015 Power and Renewables Deals outlook is the latest in our annual series in which we look at mergers and acquisitions activity in the power utilities sector. The report explores some of the main themes that will drive deal activity in the year ahead.

At risk and unready in an interconnected worldGlobal State of Information Security Survey
According to global power and utility respondents, the average number of detected incidents increased six-fold over the year before. Yet only 54% say they have a unified security and controls framework and/or enterprise risk management framework to address cybersecurity risks.

Powerful reporting Powerful reporting
What do global power and utilities sector investment professionals want to see in company reporting? Their perception of reporting quality affects their perception of the quality of company management.


Beyond compliance: Creating a new norm in gas pipeline leak managementFinancial reporting in the power and utilities industry: International Financial Reporting Standards
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) provide the basis for company reporting all over the world. Although the pace of standard-setting from the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has been less intense in recent years, the application of new standards still presents challenges for preparers.

Beyond compliance: Creating a new norm in gas pipeline leak managementBeyond compliance: Creating a new norm in gas pipeline leak management
In the new norm, leak survey is no longer viewed simply as a compliance activity—it is integrated with risk assessment, work identification, and investment planning to transform integrity management and enhance pipeline safety.


17th Annual Global CEO Survey: Power and Utilities industry perspectives17th Annual Global CEO Survey: Power and Utilities industry perspectives
Power & utilities CEOs are counting on technology to help cope with the looming energy transformation, according to PwC's 17th Annual Global CEO Survey. Increasing IT spend, investing in R&D readiness, and improving customer retention and trust are high on the agenda.