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The UK Power and Utilities industry is under ever increasing amounts of pressure as it faces the challenges of climate change, security of supply, an ever changing economic and regulatory climate and population growth – all of which have significant impacts on energy infrastructure planning.
As the market develops and evolves in response to the changing environment in which it is operating, where will the new opportunities for players be? Which business models will be most effective? What competencies will be key? How will the business environment change as funding is increasingly provided by overseas investors?
At KPMG, our team of 200 Power and Utilities experts advise across a broad spectrum of key stakeholders on issues ranging from M&A in the renewables sector and new-build nuclear on an international basis through to PR14 for UK-based water companies.
In this edition, we discuss some of the implications of the smart meter roll-out, the impact of PR14 and proposed changes to the retail market in the water sector, as well as looking at the implications for your workforce and cyber security going forward.
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Cyber-crime is always high on the boardroom agenda for financial institutions and internet businesses globally, but surely power & utility executives can rest easy? After all, you can’t steal electricity or water using a laptop. Think again.
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Between 2015 and 2020 approximately 140,000 new meters will be installed each week to meet the deadline. It’s a big logistical exercise – this is an unprecedented meter swap exercise. And there will be issues to be overcome. What does this mean for the market?
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A key aspect of the sweeping reforms underway in the UK water industry is the design of the retail market, which will create a whole new focus on retail as a separate set of activities in water. Existing water companies need to be thinking and acting now, considering the implications of the market blueprint for retail strategy and various aspects of the business.
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This report provides up-to-date information about tax and incentive programs that encourage energy generation from wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, geothermal and hydropower sources. These programs also encourage increased energy efficiencies, smart-grid technologies, carbon capture and storage technologies.
Considering the ever changing environment and obstacles impacting the industry, executives are feeling positive about the state of the industry and the potential for growth. This survey reflects the viewpoint of over 100 energy industry executives and the key issues they see for 2014.
The key to being successful in this environment is to build agility into the strategy, business models, target operating models and transformation initiatives.
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Transforming a region or even a small country by building an LNG plant, sub-sea pipeline, high-voltage transmission line or nuclear power plant is a powerful motivator that attracts the best and brightest professionals in the construction industry. Working on an energy mega-project can also be one of the most challenging jobs in the construction industry due to the many layers of risk and complexity presented by such projects. Even the most experienced and dedicated project teams can get overwhelmed if they are not fully prepared to manage the challenges that arise.
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Mary Hemmingsen, Partner KPMG in Canada and Bastien Simeon, KPMG’s Global Head of Water attempt to relate key elements of a framework for greater investment and improved water access including any borrowed features from the power and utility sector.
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Alistair Buchanan (Chairman of KPMG’s Power & Utilities Practice in the UK; former Head of Ofgem, the UK’s energy regulator) focuses on new market models in the energy sector, and explores why in so many jurisdictions (with particular focus on Europe) the current models are failing, how the drivers of energy policy have changed and what this means for the key European markets.
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