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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.

North American Power & Utilities Deals — Q4 2013North American Power & Utilities Deals — Q4 2013
The number of deals valued at more than $50 million came in at 14, close to the 13 deals from a year ago. The total value of the deals, however, grew by 110%, and the average value grew by 95%.
 

Power and Utilities AlertPower and Utilities Alert — Accounting for rate-regulated activities under IFRS
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) continues to advance its rate-regulated activities projects.




Power and Utilities AlertPower and Utilities Alert — Nuclear waste disposal fees
A recent Court of Appeals ruling, and a request by the US Department of Justice, have raised questions about the collection of nuclear waste disposal fees.




PwC's Generation Contribution Margin FrameworkEnergy transformation ─ The impact on the power sector business model
The PwC Annual Global Power & Utilities Survey goes to the heart of boardroom thinking in utility companies across the globe. In this, our 13th edition, we look at the pressures building up on the traditional power utility business model and the industry’s viewpoint on the transformative changes that lie ahead.


PwC's Generation Contribution Margin FrameworkEnhancing the value of generation assets ─ PwC's Generation Contribution Margin Framework
PwC’s Generation Contribution Margin (GCM) Framework provides a simple, consistent approach for measuring, monitoring, and communicating performance across generation operations and portfolio management/trading, promoting better decision making that can enhance the value of the generation portfolio.

2014 Spotlight on accounting for power and utilities companiesStay informed ─ 2014 Spotlight on accounting for power and utilities companies
This document highlights technical accounting and financial reporting topics that are central to the industry and should be on the minds of chief accounting officers and controllers as they establish their plans for 2014.


Empowering business agilityEmpowering business agility ─ Strengthening Internal Audit’s impact and value
Findings from the eighth annual survey of power and utilities chief audit executives.


 

Power and utilities changing workforcePower and utilities changing workforce
A rapidly evolving workforce is re-shaping the risk profiles of America’s power & utilities organizations, posing challenges to their traditional control and compliance capabilities. One possible solution: A more systematic approach to capturing and keeping core know-how—and new ways of transmitting that knowledge to a younger generation.

The future of TSOsThe future of TSOs ─ electricity and gas highways
This report covers PwC’s roundtable meeting in September 2013, in Brussels, Belgium, on the challenges facing modern transmission service operator (TSO) companies. Participants were drawn from industry bodies, regulators and companies involved in TSO activity in different parts of world as well as from PwC.
 

European Power & Renewables Deals: Quarterly M&A outlook, Autumn 2012North American power deals: Q2 2013 mergers & acquisitions report
The number of deals valued at more than $50 million more than doubled during Q1 2013 compared to a year ago, but the average deal value dropped to $333 million compared to $564 million

Helping you get aheadHelping you get ahead
Global power & utilities statement of capabilities

With more than 4,000 specialists worldwide dedicated to the utilities sector, PwC has the industry knowledge and expertise to meet your needs. We deliver to a single PwC global standard, giving you the assurance of local market insight. This publication highlights how we can help.

Asset gain or drainAsset gain or drain
Are you making the right enterprise asset management decisions?

More than 40 senior executives and experts from 14 different countries gathered in May 2012 in Rome, Italy for PwC’s roundtable on the enterprise asset management (EAM) challenges facing power and utilities companies. This roundtable discussion paper covers topics including the implementation of PAS55, strategies for balancing and integrating risk management, and investment in asset renewal and replacement.

Power and Renewables DealsPower and Renewables Deals
2013 outlook & 2012 review

This publication is the latest in our annual series in which we look at mergers and acquisitions activity in the power and utilities sector. This year for the first time we bring together our previously separate power and renewable deals analysis into one report, reflecting the increasing mainstream role that renewable play in the generation mix.

How to become a player in the P3 marketHow to become a player in the P3 market
With public-private partnerships poised to grow in the US, it’s time for engineering and construction firms to get in the game

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are becoming more popular because they can produce a variety of benefits, including greater operational efficiencies gained from capitalizing on the private sector’s know-how and more appropriate allocation of risks to the parties best able to manage them. Produced by PwC US, this publication highlights some of the challenges and opportunities facing US engineering and construction firms with respect to P3s.

16th Annual Global CEO Survey
Power & utilities industry-specific findings
PwC’s Annual Global CEO Survey, now in its sixteenth year, aims to inform and stimulate the debate on how businesses are facing today’s challenges. View our findings from our discussions with leading power & utilities CEOs around the world.

Renewable energyRenewable energy
Global statement of capabilities

The power of the wind, the sun and other renewable resources are an increasingly important part of the world’s energy mix.



The shape of power to come: Investment, affordability and security in an energy-hungry worldThe shape of power to come: Investment, affordability and security in an energy-hungry world
PwC's annual Global Power & Utilities Survey examines issues such as demand growth, investment and affordability, cleaner energy, smarter energy and company strategies.
 

Financial reporting in the power and utilities industry: International Financial Reporting StandardsFinancial reporting in the power and utilities industry: International Financial Reporting Standards
This issue provides insights into how companies are responding to the various challenges, and includes examples of accounting policies and other disclosures from published financial statements. It examines key developments in the evolution of IFRS in the industry.

Offshore proof: Turning windpower promise into performanceOffshore proof: Turning windpower promise into performance
The offshore wind power industry has some way to go to prove it can take its place as a sustainable part of the energy mix.




European Power & Renewables Deals: Quarterly M&A outlook, Autumn 2012European Power & Renewables Deals: Quarterly M&A outlook, Autumn 2012
This PwC publication provides an analysis of European merger and acquisition activity on a quarterly basis in the power utilities and renewable energy industries.

Gain not pain: Managing risk in utilities capital projectsGain not pain: Managing risk in utilities capital projects
Senior executives and experts from ten countries gathered in March 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany for PwC’s roundtable on the capital project and infrastructure challenges facing utility companies.