Global Power & utilities publications, thought leadership and studies

Blockchain - an opportunity for energy producers and consumers?

November 04, 2016

Born as a niche product on the fringes of the market, blockchain has for some time now been garnering the attention of experts in various industries, and has increasingly been in the spotlight of the media.A number of businesses and initiatives have recently been launched that apply the blockchain principle to other industries, among them the power & utilities sector.

A distinctive road to energy transformation

October 04, 2016

The survey captures the viewpoints of Central and Eastern European power and utilities representatives.

The digitization of utilities: There is a will, but is there a way?

September 09, 2016

The rapid advance of digital technologies presents a transformational opportunity for the utilities sector. However, the course through a changing landscape similarily creates new challenges. To sort out these contradictions, Strategy&, PwC’s strategy consulting group, spoke to senior-level executives responsible for digital strategies in 29 leading utilities in major North American, European, and Asian markets.

Delphi Energy Future 2040

August 04, 2016

Delphi-study on the future of energy systems in Germany, Europe and the world by the year 2040.

Capturing value from disruption - Technology and innovation in an era of energy transformation

July 25, 2016

The pace of technology-driven change is accelerating well beyond the speed the power sector believed possible. No aspect of the value chain – from upstream generation, through grid and network operations to beyond-the-meter – is unaffected. The utilities sector will develop very different performance roles, technology landscapes, customer platforms and business models than served it over its first 100 years.

Powering Nigeria for the Future

July 01, 2016

PwC’s Growth Markets Centre report ‘Powering Nigeria for the Future’ identifies growth areas and highlights a roadmap for a power sector transformation.

PwC power & utilities roundtable discussion paper: "Strategy, financing and customer engagement in the new energy world"

June 28, 2016

A new market environment is confronting power and utilities companies and the demands on top executives are intensifying.

Electricity beyond the grid

May 22, 2016

A look at how standalone electricity and mini-grids can increase access to electricity

Customer engagement in an era of energy transformation

February 16, 2016

Technology is eclipsing competition as the single biggest transformational force affecting customer relations for power utility companies.

Power & Renewables Deals 2016 outlook and 2015 review

January 25, 2016

Welcome to our 2016 Power and Renewables Deals outlook. It is the latest in our annual series in which we look at mergers and acquisitions activity in the power utilities sector.

The changing role of the CFO - How energy transformation is shifting the CFO focus

November 06, 2015

The chief financial officer (CFO) role is changing. It’s becoming more strategically-focused, more value-focused and more future-focused.

Global power & utilities statement of capabilities

September 16, 2015

The energy utility world of the future - PwC - your trusted energy transformation partner

PwC Africa Power & Utilities Sector Survey – A new Africa energy world

July 20, 2015

The PwC Africa Power & Utilities Sector Survey is based on research conducted between November 2014 and March 2015 with 51 people holding senior leadership positions in the power sectors of 15 African countries.

PwC power & utilities capability statement – Capital projects and infrastructure

July 20, 2015

With PwC you get an adviser with a dedicated capital projects and infrastructure team and extensive experience of big power projects. Whether it’s engineers, commercial lawyers, finance and regulatory experts or project managers, we’ve got the multi-disciplinary skills to quickly assemble a team that will give you the support you need.

PwC Global power and utilities roundtable discussion paper – Digital utility transformation

July 09, 2015

More than 80 senior executives and experts from 12 different countries gathered in May 2015 in Paris, France, for PwC’s roundtable on the digital utility of the future and the strategies that companies are implementing to get there.

Power & Renewables Deals: 2015 outlook and 2014 review

January 28, 2015

Welcome to our 2015 Power and Renewables Deals outlook. In this publication, we look at mergers and acquisitions activity in the power utilities sector.

What's driving energy transformation?

December 16, 2014

Take a look at the megatrends and disruption dynamics that are changing the power sector.

Energy transformation business models of the future

December 16, 2014

Do you have a clear vision of the business models that will deliver success in the power sector of the future?

Implications for market design

December 16, 2014

What are the future market scenarios that could unfold in an era of transformation change?

The road ahead - Gaining momentum from energy transformation

December 04, 2014

The impact on the power sector from the convergent forces of changes in customer behaviour, new forms of competition, renewable and distributed energy and regulation is creating new opportunities and challenges.