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Power & Utilities 

Key Issues for Power & Utility companies in Canada


The Canadian landscape for power and utility companies is ripe with new opportunities and challenges as economic, political, industrial and global forces take centre stage; Changing customer demands, new regulations, rapid technology advancement, uncertain infrastructure needs and capital sourcing, and the rise of renewable energy are all drivers of growth and adaption in the new industry ecosystem.

Approaches Built on Context and Perspective

At KPMG, we bring context and perspective to our clients, providing practical ways to help them enhance their business performance and manage risk. We serve organizations involved in all aspects of the Power & Utilities sector - from generation and transmission to distribution and retail. We provide audit and tax services as well as advisory services, including:


  • Compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements
  • Mitigating external risks by helping to implement solid internal controls and examining business continuity strategies
  • Uncovering tax efficiencies
  • Identifying and implementing cost optimization approaches
  • Major projects support, assurance and reporting
  • Accessing capital to help make improvements to the aging infrastructure
  • Creating sound public-private partnerships to meet increasing demands
  • Providing thorough due diligence with input from our global network of KPMG professionals

 Recent Publications


The Agile Utility [PDF 1.90 MB]
An approach to establishing a thriving business in a changing and uncertain environment.


Alberta’s Future Energy Mix: Exploring the Potential for Renewables
Identifies the opportunities for new electricity generation in Alberta and assess the potential for renewable energy projects.


Wind Energy in Canada: Realizing the Opportunity
Insight into financing, investment and development trends in Canada’s clean energy sector with a focus on the Quebec market.


A New Era for Clean Energy in Canada
Insight into financing, investment and development trends in Canada’s clean energy sector.


 Energy Centers of Excellence





Mary Hemmingsen

Mary Hemmingsen

Partner, National Sector Leader, LNG, Power and Utilities


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