The PwC Global Power & Utilities Survey goes to the heart of boardroom thinking in utility companies across the globe. In this, our 14th edition, we talked to senior power and utility company executives in 70 companies and 52 different countries around the world. The survey is also supplemented by the ‘on the record’ perspectives of a number of CEOs that are also included in the report.
In the survey report we look at the major changes facing the sector as it gets to grips with the prospect of a very different energy world ahead. We are witnessing considerable disruption in the power sector arising from a combination of policy, technological and customer change. It’s creating a transformation in how we think about, produce and use electricity. In some parts of the world, disruption is already taking a strong hold. In other parts of the world, it is just beginning. It comes on top of the already considerable existing challenges companies face in providing energy security, affordability and sustainability
We further examine the way companies expect their markets and business models to change in the period to 2030 and get their viewpoint on the outlook for the energy trilemma and risks facing them in the short term. For many, the current way of doing business is at stake and survey participants give their insight on what operational changes lie ahead and whether the future will bring success or failure.