• Industry: Energy & Natural Resources, Mining, Power & Utilities
  • Type: Business and industry issue, Event
  • Date: 31/01/2014

KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference 2013 summary report 

The conference was attended by 200 C-level delegates from 36 countries. Distinguished keynote speakers such as Dr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA), Anton Yurievich Inyutsyn, Deputy Minister of Energy, Russian Federation, Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy and Thomas Piquemal, Group Senior Executive Vice President of Finance, Electricité de France (EDF).

The report highlights the strategic, financial, environmental and risk related issues which were debated on peer-to-peer roundtable discussions moderated by KPMG experts.


Key insights

  • Economic, technological, consumer, market and natural forces are reshaping the global power and utilities market.
  • Coal will continue to be an important part of the global energy mix, given demand needs, even with climate impacts.
  • Smart cities hold the potential to fundamentally change the way energy is integrated via distributive generation, used efficiently through smart grids, and used ecologically via electronic transport systems.
  • Quo vadis photovoltaics – once key players come to the table, constructing contracts will be a challenge.
  • Wind projects continue to show the greatest investor interest.
  • Cyber security continues to be the challenge of an interconnected world.

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KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference 2014

KPMG's Global Power & Utilities Conference 2014

This year's Global Power & Utilities Conference will be held in London, UK from 7–8 October 2014.

Power & Utilities, including Renewables

KPMG can help energy organisations respond to the challenges facing the power and utilities sector, globally and domestically.