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Cleantech MoneyTreeTM Report: Q3 2014Cleantech MoneyTreeTM Report: Q3 2014
Venture investment into Cleantech increased over 40% during the first three quarters of 2014 compared to the first three quarters of 2013. Strong follow-on investment in solar continues as later stage solar developers receive funding from the venture community.
 

North American power deals: Q1 2014 mergers and acquisitions reportNorth American power deals: Q3 2014 mergers & acquisitions report
Deal activity in the power and utilities industry remained steady in the third quarter as companies made strategic acquisitions of assets and businesses to deliver shareholder value.
 

Asset management: Powering your journey to successAsset 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.
 

Staying ahead in an era of game-changing customer transformationStaying ahead in an era of game-changing customer transformation
Top executives and experts from different parts of the power & utilities sector gathered in May 2014 in Washington DC, US for PwC's roundtable on the customer transformation challenges facing the industry. We have captured the key points of the debate in a PwC Discussion paper 'Staying ahead in an era of game-changing customer transformation' addressing challenges as well as possible solutions.
 

Putting the success in succession: Power & Utilities Sector EditionPutting the success in succession: Power & Utilities Sector Edition
Power and Utilities organizations have a higher proportion of workers eligible for retirement compared to the all-industry average. Sixty-two percent of the power and utilities workforce has the potential to retire over the next five years, and 52% of skilled engineers will need to be replaced by 2020.
 

North American power deals: Q2 2014 mergers & acquisitions reportNorth American power deals: Q2 2014 mergers & acquisitions report
The number of deals valued at more than $50 million came in at 13, up significantly from the 7 deals from a year ago. Total deal value increased by 179%, and the average deal value increased by 50%.
 

Beyond compliance: Creating a new norm in gas pipeline leak managementEnergy transformation - Five megatrends powering business decisions
For Power and Utility organizations in Canada, the immense geography and adverse weather conditions already make it challenging to safely deliver reliable, cost effective and sustainable electricity, gas and water.

 

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.


   

At the crossroads: the future of the UK energy retail marketAt the crossroads: the future of the UK energy retail market
The relentless political and media focus on consumer bills attest to an urgent need for a new model that provides greater transparency and can rebuild trust. Recently the industry has been referred to the Competition and Markets Authority.


   

North American power deals: Q1 2014 mergers and acquisitions reportNorth American power deals: Q1 2014 mergers & acquisitions report
The number of deals valued at more than $50 million came in at 7, down slightly from the 9 deals from a year ago. The total value of the deals, however, grew by 46%, and the average value grew by 88%.
 

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.