Energy and utilities


The utilities sector encompasses electricity, water and the downstream natural gas industries. Sub-sectors include electricity generation, wholesale trading, transmission, local distribution and retail; water distribution, waste water treatment and water retail activities; and gas transportation, treatment, storage, trading and retail.

The utilities sector faces a number of fundamental challenges. Demand for energy continues to rise, whilst existing infrastructure needs updating. As the major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, the power sector is taking the lead in carbon abatement, resulting in a shift towards low carbon technologies. Meanwhile, high fuel costs have driven prices up, raising concerns about energy affordability for both households and firms.

Drawing on our foresight, proven industry expertise and our deep and diverse functional expertise, PwC’s strategy consulting team Strategy& is dedicated to creating and delivering the essential advantage organisations need to thrive in a changing world.

How we help our clients

  • We help clients meet the strategic and competitive challenges they face
  • We assist clients to review and improve day-to-day business operations
  • We help clients build competitive strategies for accessing, developing, and deploying new technology

Client example

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