More than 20 senior power and utilities (P&U) executives and experts from the US and Canada joined us in May 2014 in Chicago to discuss the challenges they’re facing managing their physical asset portfolios and operations. The group came together at a roundtable to share their approaches to Enterprise Asset Management and to discuss leading practices, challenges and lessons learned Participants were drawn from across the gas and electricity sectors, including generation, storage, transmission, and distribution.
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.
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued International Financial Reporting Standard 14, Regulatory Deferral Accounts (IFRS 14), an interim standard on the accounting for certain balances that arise from rate-regulated activities.
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.
PwC’s Power and Utilities Industry Group has developed this publication to assist management teams in understanding some of the SEC’s current focus areas as well as other financial reporting hot topics.
What regulatory changes would be required for renewable power companies to access financing alternatives such as REITs and MLPs? What are the benefits and the regulatory challenges of each alternative?
PwC's newly developed Guide to Accounting for Utilities and Power Companies provides accounting guidance for reporting entities in the utility and power industry to consider when preparing financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. It addresses a variety of areas such as commodity contracts, power-related investments, inventory, plant, asset retirement obligations, regulated operations, and more.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to be the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane in history, only surpassed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Many businesses were disrupted by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath including the New York Stock Exchange, which was closed for two days. While not all-inclusive, this Dataline discusses several accounting and disclosure-related matters companies may encounter in dealing with the financial reporting implications of Hurricane Sandy.
This Power and Utilities Alert describes recent developments regarding accounting for rate-regulated activities under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). It includes observations related to discussions on rate-regulated activities held during an IFRS Interpretations Committee (the Committee) meeting on July 10, 2012. This Alert supplements and updates Alert 2012-5.
The January 2012 meeting of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Interpretations Committee (the Committee) raised questions whether under IFRS customers within a regulatory jurisdiction can be combined into a single unit of account and how to recognize assets and liabilities.
A key consideration in financial reporting delivering transparent financial information to investors. 2011 SEC comment letter trends for the power and utilities industry is based on a review of industry related comment letters on Form 10-Ks and Form 10-Qs published in 2011.