Energy & Utilities

Energy & Utilities

In a world of volatile energy prices, uncertain sources of new energy supply, aggressive investor involvement, and intense regulatory scrutiny, fundamental changes are occurring within the power and gas industry. With historically high oil and gas prices driving the price of marginal power production, governments are seeking non-carbon based power sources and increasingly looking to alternative or cleaner energy sources, including nuclear, liquified natural gas (LNG), and coal gasification.

Alternative energy sources, such as renewables and biofuels, have become a cause celebre with both environmentalists and industry executives. And with this evolving market backdrop, regulators are insisting on flawless energy delivery and stability in prices, while exercising close control over industry consolidation. As market forces continue to create challenges, distinctive strategy, business model evolution, financial capacity, regulatory innovation, and world class operations capabilities become table stakes for success.

Drawing on a deep understanding of industry dynamics, extensive experience along the entire gas and power value chains, and broad functional capabilities, Booz & Company assists many of the world’s leading companies in the gas and power sectors. Our global capabilities are delivered throughout the sector to traditional utilities, merchants, and marketers, as well as to financial sponsors, vendors and suppliers, and governments. Working side by side with our private and public sector clients, we assist with strategy development and execution, M&A transaction support, performance management, and technology strategy and implementation.


Our Megaprojects expertise
Strategy& works with all types of megaproject stakeholders, including corporate owners, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firms, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), governments, and major suppliers to improve the likelihood that megaproject scope will be delivered safely, on-time, on budget, and with high quality. learn more >
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Our Thought Leadership

King Coal, Dethroned?
External political, market forces and coal pricing will determine coal competitiveness, but optimism in the U.S. coal industry is the heart of our article published at World Coal Magazine. read more >
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Utilities Industry Perspectives for 2013
Superstorm Sandy made the challenge for public utilities clear: They must take advantage of a historic economic moment by investing in infrastructure and next-generation more >
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The New Functional Agenda: How Corporate Functions Can Add Value in a New Strategic Era
There is a golden opportunity today for the leaders of HR, IT, finance, operations, R&D, marketing, sales, sourcing, and other corporate functions and shared more >
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Strategy development and execution

Competitive companies require tailored strategies to tackle the full range of strategic and market challenges. Working with condition-driven methodologies, our teams help clients inform their strategic debate, envision the future, set clear expectations, and develop and implement appropriate strategies related to:

  • Corporate growth 
  • Capital allocation 
  • Portfolio optimization 
  • Operating models 
  • Organizational architecture 
  • Workforce planning.


M&A transaction support

Drawing on our proven industry expertise and our functional experience in the support of all phases of M&A processes, we support our clients during target assessment, synergies quantification, regulatory strategy, and integration program implementation. Major support activities include:

  • Acquisition strategies 
  • Financial analysis and valuation 
  • Due diligence support 
  • Clean room operation 
  • Postmerger integration 
  • Business carve-out .


Performance management

Markets and regulators are demanding that power and gas companies not simply pursue, but achieve, operational excellence. We support our clients in the sustainable optimization of their entire services and cost base with independent analysis and support of:

  • Cost structure review 
  • Process optimization 
  • Customer management 
  • Supply chain optimization 
  • Asset utilization 
  • Outsourcing analysis.


Technology strategy and innovation

Understanding technology trends and deployment is fundamental to defining how to effectively support business operations and optimize capital investment, particularly with respect to the evolution of the "smart grid." We help clients develop real-world understanding of available asset and system technologies and manage implementation of projects to achieve intended results by addressing:

  • Innovation strategy 
  • Technology assessment 
  • Deployment economics 
  • Investment effectiveness 
  • Architecture design 
  • Network optimization.


Representative energy sector disciplines and areas of expertise

Booz & Company has worked with an array of the world’s leading gas and power companies in every category of the value chain: power generation, transmission pipelines and storage, LNG, trading and marketing, distribution, and retail.


Meet our experts

Dr. Joachim Rotering
Global Lead Energy, Chemicals & Utilities
Thomas J. Flaherty III
America Lead
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