COVID-19 and the reshaping of the power and utilities workforce
June 9, 2020
Matt Campbell and Paul Lipinski of KPMG discuss how to enhance employee recruitment and engagement activities to build a power and utilities workforce of the future.
Maintaining cybersecurity vigilance during business continuity challenges
May 7, 2020
Actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are forcing power and utility organizations to increase their reliance on remote access and fewer on-site operational staff, raising cybersecurity concerns. We talked to Jason Haward-Grau of KPMG Cybersecurity Services about how the sector is taking steps to bolster cyber defenses and expand their business continuity plans.
Tax implications related to COVID-19
April 29, 2020
An overview of recent tax developments relevant to power and utilities, particularly organizations with renewable energy projects in the works
Advanced analytics for sustaining cash flow and customers through COVID-19
April 23, 2020
In this edition of Plugged In, KPMG’s Adam Levy and Alex Smith combine their predictive analytics and modeling experience with Tom Peterson’s regulatory and Jeff Mango’s customer experience knowledge for insights on how utilities can use data analysis to improve liquidity and help customers impacted by COVID-19, as well as proactively work with regulators to anticipate and recover costs.
Forecasting FP&A impacts of COVID-19 on utility companies
April 5, 2020
How COVID-19 and related mitigation efforts have changed U.S. Utilities financial planning and analysis to date, and what they are focused on over the next few months.
Perspectives from U.S. utilities on potential COVID-19 impacts
March 20, 2020
The power and utilities industry, like every other, is greatly affected by COVID-19 and the efforts to contain its spread. The duration and extent of this impact remains uncertain. As a result, the response to prepare for and mitigate the effects of this pandemic on operations is expected to vary from one utility to the next.
Enhancing ethics and compliance
August 30, 2019
Ethics and compliance programs in the energy industry are mature in many ways relative to other sectors. And yet, as energy chief ethics and compliance officers identified in the KPMG 2019 CCO Survey, certain areas still need development.
Beyond the tipping point
July 17, 2019
In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Plugged In, we asked Michael Hoyt and Bruce DeMyer from our Tax team to discuss how new players in the P&U industry are changing the rules and business models. The digitization of our daily lives means that just about everything requires electricity in some form. The result is that a new relationship is evolving between consumers and providers.
Accelerating progress in power & utilities IT - Part 2
December 6, 2018
In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Plugged In, we asked Tim Gunter about what the recent 2018 Harvey Nash CIO survey results indicate about the Utility CIO Agenda. This is the second part of a two-part interview. In last month’s edition, you discussed the survey results for utility companies compared with other industries. What do these results mean for the future of utilities IT?
The future of finance depends on effective finance business partners
November 29, 2018
In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Plugged In, we asked Brad Stansberry and Matt Campbell to discuss how leading-practice organizations are creating new ties between Finance and the business by making full use of a Finance Business Partner, a role designed to help organizations improve their overall performance and drive new value.
Accelerating progress in power & utilities IT - Part 1
November 28, 2018
In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Plugged In, we asked Tim Gunter to discuss the recent 2018 Harvey Nash CIO survey results and how Utilities IT stacks up against other industries. This is the first part of a two-part interview. Utilities are often characterized as lagging other industries in IT innovation and operational maturity. Is it accurate?
The impact of uncertainty on the utility CIO’s agenda
November 16, 2017
In a time of economic, regulatory and political uncertainty, the power and utilities industry is finding ways to apply innovation and digital strategy to reduce operating costs and meet escalating consumer and employ expectations for a superior digital experience. In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Plugged In, we asked Paul Fritz about the recent 2017 Harvey Nash CIO survey results and what they indicate about the utility CIO’s agenda.
Stress testing: Anticipating extreme events in the utilities sector
June 27, 2018
In this edition of KPMG Global Energy Institute’s Plugged In, we asked Brian O’Neal and Patrick Wagner about establishing a robust stress-testing regime.