Oliver Wyman’s Energy team helps utilities and related energy companies address strategic and operational challenges through proven, results-oriented approaches across all sectors of the market. Our work is based on deep industry expertise across the Energy sector that is informed by decades of work with industry leaders.

  • Utilities

    Oliver Wyman helps utility and related energy companies address strategic and operational challenges through proven, results-oriented approaches. We have completed hundreds of engagements for over 75 of the leading electric, gas, and water utilities across North America and Europe, creating sustainable shareholder value.

    As utilities over the years have divested deregulated ventures, their financial statements usually contain less debt and suggest an improved earnings outlook. However, utilities are facing several earnings challenges that place those positive earnings at risk. Aging transmission and distribution infrastructure and generation capacity shortages are now forcing many utilities to confront a major new build-out cycle. Global competition for natural resources and tight labor markets means this cycle will occur at a time when input costs are high and still climbing. In addition, there are still significant questions around the type of build-out necessary (type of baseload, next generation transmission and distribution technologies). The pressure to squeeze earnings and cash flow from existing assets in order to fund this build-out is greater than ever.

    Oliver Wyman helps our clients create value by providing business strategy and operational improvement services to address the breadth of issues facing electric and gas utility companies . Our consultants have deep expertise across all segments of the utility business:

    • Integrated electric, gas, and water utilities
    • Nuclear, fossil, and hydro generators
    • Merchant generators/wholesale energy marketers
    • Independent system operators/regional transmission organizations
    • Delivery electric and gas utilities
    • Retail energy marketers
    • Energy and infrastructure services providers
    • Shared service and corporate center organizations

    Oliver Wyman has a successful track record in delivering value across many different geographies