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  • Forecasting the US energy landscape - EY - Global
    Services Transaction Support Transaction Tax Valuation Business Modelling Specialty Services Climate Change and Sustainability Services CertifyPoint China Overseas Investment Network Family Business Services French Business Network Global Business Network Japan Business Services Careers Students The EY difference Your role here Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Experienced Advisory Assurance Tax Transactions Industries The EY difference Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Alumni Home Industries Oil Gas Forecasting the US energy landscape Forecasting the US energy landscape Share The US is in the midst of an energy renaissance that has dramatically increased domestic production of oil and gas But is continued growth in domestic production a certainty We surveyed accounting finance and tax professionals across multiple segments of the energy industry to analyze the current state of the sector Many of the respondents were senior level professionals with years of experience in managing the financial dealings of their organizations Our 2013 Energy Tax and Policy Survey provides unique insight into how these professionals view the existing energy landscape as well as their point of view about the future Capital investment Throughout the recent economic downturn the US has been a safe haven for energy investment primarily driven by natural gas The relative political stability need for infrastructure and a looming export market have made domestic investment a more strategic choice for companies involved in upstream oil and gas activities However it is likely that once other countries catch up in terms of shale development foreign investment will again be attractive to global energy players In terms of future investments 51 of respondents said their companies plan to broadly increase capital investment in the US over the next two to three years Future capital investment expectations In terms of future investments 51 of respondents said their companies plan to broadly increase capital investment in the US over the next two to three years While the oil and gas segment is seeking increased unconventional production power and utilities companies are facing aging infrastructure that must be replaced regardless of tax policies or other incentives likely driving their short term investment plans Raising capital is likely to be an issue however and it may be difficult to justify increased rates to pay for capital investments if overall energy prices rise as well Natural gas production and pricing in the US In general most survey participants believe that the coming years will bring additional regulations and taxes to the business of natural gas production For example 88 of respondents believe that efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency EPA to regulate hydraulic fracturing will have some impact on domestic natural gas development although 60 believe the industry will deploy technologies to comply with new regulations Those beliefs are even more pronounced among oil and gas producers with 93 of respondents agreeing that future EPA regulation will slow or stall the development of natural gas in the US The majority of respondents believe that natural gas pricing will rise

    Original URL path: http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Industries/Oil---Gas/Forecasting-the-US-energy-landscape (2016-02-10)
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  • EY - Oil & Gas Watch insights by video - NEW - EY - Global
    services Transactions About Transaction Advisory Services Corporate Development Divestiture Advisory Services Lead Advisory Operational Transaction Services Restructuring Strategy Services Transaction Support Transaction Tax Valuation Business Modelling Specialty Services Climate Change and Sustainability Services CertifyPoint China Overseas Investment Network Family Business Services French Business Network Global Business Network Japan Business Services Careers Students The EY difference Your role here Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Experienced Advisory Assurance Tax Transactions Industries The EY difference Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Alumni Home Industries Oil Gas Oil Gas Watch insights by video Oil Gas Watch insights by video Share Who will survive the oil and gas shakeout Parthenon EY s Vance Scott explains how he is assessing the potential winners and losers in a market shakeout Video managing risks in oil How can oil and gas companies be more nimble Parthenon EY s Vance Scott discusses the risks and opportunities in conventional and unconventional oil Video upstream oil company strategies What does a winning strategy for an upstream oil company look like Parthenon EY s Vance Scott explains Video big data in oil and gas How can companies best capture the value of big data Parthenon EY s Vance Scott discusses key techniques Video Private equity s cyclical chance to buy in energy sector EY s Andy Brogan discusses oil and gas transactions in terms of the global market cyclical trends and more Video recap Oil price and the energy industry Finding resilience through volatility Watch a recap about the oil price outlook implications of the OPEC meeting announcements and how the industry can remain resilient in this volatile environment Video Oil gas capital confidence barometer EY s Andy Brogan discusses the results of our 12th oil gas capital confidence barometer Video Portfolio management

    Original URL path: http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Industries/Oil---Gas/Oil---Gas-Watch-insights-by-video---NEW (2016-02-10)
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  • EY - Power & Utilities Capital Confidence Barometer - EY - Global
    Services CertifyPoint China Overseas Investment Network Family Business Services French Business Network Global Business Network Japan Business Services Careers Students The EY difference Your role here Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Experienced Advisory Assurance Tax Transactions Industries The EY difference Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Alumni Home Industries Power Utilities EY Power Utilities Capital Confidence Barometer Share Capital Confidence Barometer November 2015 Power Utilities 13th edition Sector boundaries blur as utilities seek growth through innovation Optimism returns as deals hit five year high Our 13th Power Utilities P U Capital Confidence Barometer reveals that confidence in the global economy and intentions to pursue M A among P U executives have reached a new high 81 of those surveyed see the global economy as improving up from 51 one year ago while 58 expect to actively pursue acquisitions in the next 12 months up from 40 one year ago This renewed optimism has been reflected in recent transactional activity global deal value reached US75 5b in Q3 2015 a five year high Positivity towards market though risks remain Rising confidence is largely due to easing global financial conditions a more neutral fiscal policy in the Eurozone and lower fuel prices Most P U executives are positive towards leading market indicators including corporate earnings and equity valuations Quantitative easing in the Eurozone and Japan low interest rates in several markets and policy shifts in China are boosting credit availability 70 are confident of short term market stability despite ongoing volatility It s this volatility in commodity prices as well as political instability and economic uncertainty in the Eurozone that are seen as the biggest risks to business over the next 12 months Technology will drive innovative growth Many 68 executives plan to pursue growth through leveraging technology or R D to develop new products and services We see opportunities for this innovative growth through increases in distributed solar installations cheaper energy storage grid modernization and smart meters Still while it is encouraging to see utilities prepared to adapt their businesses in response to sector transformation the focus in boardrooms remains firmly on cost reduction More than half of respondents prioritize cost reduction and operational efficiency over growth most likely because of ongoing economic and market pressures in some regions M A activity set to rebound The stage is set for an exciting 12 months in the P U sector 76 of respondents expect the global economy to improve More than half of those we surveyed expect to actively pursue acquisitions in the next year with increased confidence in both the quantity and quality of deal opportunities While most plan acquisitions that will add to existing capabilities many are planning deals outside the industry as they review business models amid a changing sector Of those looking beyond P U many are focusing on government and the public sector a reflection of the investment opportunities presented by numerous reform agendas Australia the US the

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  • EY - Power transactions and trends | Q3 2015 - EY - Global
    Advisory Services Corporate Development Divestiture Advisory Services Lead Advisory Operational Transaction Services Restructuring Strategy Services Transaction Support Transaction Tax Valuation Business Modelling Specialty Services Climate Change and Sustainability Services CertifyPoint China Overseas Investment Network Family Business Services French Business Network Global Business Network Japan Business Services Careers Students The EY difference Your role here Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Experienced Advisory Assurance Tax Transactions Industries The EY difference Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Alumni Home Industries Power Utilities Power transactions and trends Share Overview Europe Asia Pacific Americas Africa and the Middle East Q3 2015 Power transactions and trends Deals surge as utilities pursue growth and synergies with other sectors The global power and utilities P U sector witnessed a sharp upturn in M A activity in Q3 2015 reaching a five year high dominated by US megadeals Key regional trends include Europe Activity hovers at a six year low with the majority of Q3 deal value contributed by the renewable energy segment Asia Pacific Chinese consolidation and interest in the Indian renewable sector remain the key drivers Americas Surging activity reflects the increased impact of rising environmental costs and reducing load growth Some of the largest deals including Southern Company s US 12b acquisition of AGL Resources demonstrate a trend to diversify portfolios towards stable regulated assets Africa and Middle East Foreign investors remain attracted to the region as many countries diversify their energy mix particularly towards renewables to meet growing demand While regulated T D assets will continue to command premium valuations we expect the increased cost competitiveness of new technologies such as integrated solar plus battery systems to begin to challenge traditional utility business models This may impact regulated capex and asset valuations in the future We

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  • EY - Utilities Unbundled Issue 20 - EY - Global
    Global Tax Services Country Tax Advisory Cross Border Tax Advisory Global Trade Global Compliance and Reporting Human Capital Private Client Services Law Tax Accounting Tax Performance Advisory Tax Policy and Controversy Transaction Tax VAT GST and Other Sales Taxes Transfer Pricing and Operating Model Effectiveness Strategic Growth Markets How we help Entrepreneurship EY SGM Initial public offering Venture capital Family business services Transactions About Transaction Advisory Services Corporate Development Divestiture Advisory Services Lead Advisory Operational Transaction Services Restructuring Strategy Services Transaction Support Transaction Tax Valuation Business Modelling Specialty Services Climate Change and Sustainability Services CertifyPoint China Overseas Investment Network Family Business Services French Business Network Global Business Network Japan Business Services Careers Students The EY difference Your role here Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Experienced Advisory Assurance Tax Transactions Industries The EY difference Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Alumni Home Industries Power Utilities EY Utilities Unbundled Issue 20 Utilities Unbundled Issue 20 Production and asset management Networks Retail Enterprise and regulation Special feature Share Disruptive technologies are pushing utilities to rethink business models change financial structures establish new partnerships and fundamentally change the value proposition to customers This issue of Utilities Unbundled explores overs key elements of this transformation including advances in solar and wind technology new retail approaches market reform and gender diversity Production and asset management CSP promises 24 hour solar power Technology advances could make concentrated solar power essential to our renewable energy future Related articles Networks Irish wind innovation powers ahead Ireland s EirGrid develops and tests technology that the rest of the world could be using in 10 years time Related articles Retail Creating a different customer relationship Will Morris ex Disney British Airways and IHG is leading radical transformation at SSE Retail Related articles

    Original URL path: http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Industries/Power---Utilities/EY-utilities-unbundled-issue-20 (2016-02-10)
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  • EY - Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index - EY - Global
    Network Global Business Network Japan Business Services Careers Students The EY difference Your role here Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Experienced Advisory Assurance Tax Transactions Industries The EY difference Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Alumni Home Industries Power Utilities Renewable energy country attractiveness index September 2015 Renewable energy country attractiveness index September 2015 Share Established in 2003 our global quarterly publication ranks 40 countries on the attractiveness of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities based on a number of macro energy market and technology specific indicators Infographic RECAI 45 at a glance An increasingly diverse energy policy landscape prompts a major index reshuffle as some markets elevate renewables ambitions while others rein them in But effective large scale generation delivery models remain critical for most Feature Going large optimizing the role of policy Strategic risk allocation through public private partnerships may prove the most effective way to bring forward new utility scale generation and optimize the economic benefits of emerging renewable technologies Index highlights Shaking things up President Obama s Clean Power Plan CPP has not only shaken up the US energy market but also our index The US returns to the top spot ahead of China as it rolls out arguably its most comprehensive and far reaching emissions reduction legislation to date with the potential to significantly increase renewable energy deployment over the next 15 years China continues to dwarf the US in terms of new renewables investment and deployment but its current economic slowdown limited foreign participation despite government efforts and grid constraints contribute to its slip to second place Blind ambition India continues to dominate the headlines with multi gigawatt project and multi billion dollar investments While many doubt it will achieve its ambitious renewables target it has galvanized the market and prompted economic and political reform that is creating the foundations of an extremely attractive long term market As a result India moves to third place ahead of Germany where capacity deployment has slowed and a new auction regime has raised fears that smaller developers will be squeezed out Top 10 battle The UK also slips down falling out of the top 10 for the first time as a raft of policy measures threaten its historically attractive renewables market However its fall helps Latin America s hottest markets to cement their top 10 positions Despite Brazil s challenging economic conditions government proactivity in addressing key challenges such as low tariffs and an increasing focus on its untapped solar market takes it up to eighth place Meanwhile the success of renewables in Chile s technology neutral energy auctions and a continuing flow of large scale project approvals justify its climb to ninth Best of the rest Mexico rises to 19th place following a transition to a wholesale electricity market and tradable renewable energy certificate regime both helping a market already attracting significant international investment Details of its first energy auctions are also expected in October Turkey

    Original URL path: http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Industries/Power---Utilities/Renewable-Energy-Country-Attractiveness-Index (2016-02-10)
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  • EY - Benchmarking European power and utility asset impairments 2015 - EY - Global
    French Business Network Global Business Network Japan Business Services Careers Students The EY difference Your role here Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Experienced Advisory Assurance Tax Transactions Industries The EY difference Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Alumni Home Industries Power Utilities Benchmarking European power and utility asset impairments Benchmarking European power and utility asset impairments Testing times ahead Share asset impairments null Ribbon 20 20Facebook blank link Middle Content title Facebook asset impairments source ey com null Ribbon 20 20LinkedIn blank link Middle Content title Linkedin asset impairments null Ribbon 20 20StumbleUpon blank link Middle Content title Stumbleupon asset impairments via EYNews null Ribbon 20 20Twitter blank link Middle Content title Twitter Asset impairment numbers stayed high in 2014 and drivers of impairment remain strong European utilities will face tough decisions in handling the coming year s impairment exercise 2014 proved another difficult year with a further 22 9b wiped off the balance sheets of the 16 leading European utilities in our regular annual study 1 Europe s utilities have been forced to impair assets for several years running as the sector continues to transform A total value of 85 6b has now been written off from 2010 to 2014 Although impairments were lower in 2014 than in 2013 they remain significant and reflect how the utility model continues to be challenged by the emergence of a new energy world To help power and utility companies prepare for the 2015 round of impairment exercises this report Analyzes impairments booked by our sample of 16 companies for 2014 Examines the rationale for write downs in power and utility annual reports and accounts Summarizes the key factors influencing utility asset valuations today and in future The story behind the numbers The 22 9b write off in 2014 was chiefly the consequence of depressed energy prices in Europe electricity as well as oil and gas market prices all fell leading utilities to book impairment of generation and exploration and production E P assets At the time of writing we see little sign of any recovery that might prompt utilities to start reversing these impairments Rapid transformation in the sector is creating major challenges for traditional European utilities In particular the rise of renewable energy and improved energy efficiency are putting heavy pressure on conventional generation assets Regulations focusing on security of supply and reducing CO 2 emissions were another strong driver for impairments in various locations Regulation is evolving rapidly and could continue to influence asset profitability in the long term We believe there s much more transformation to come especially from distributed generation and new developments in demand response and storage capacities All this could lead to further impairments The way ahead In terms of the risks facing European utilities today we believe four key factors could influence the coming year s impairment exercise Pricing recent price changes suggest that the economic environment will continue to be tough for gas fired plants

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  • EY - Plug in Customer - EY - Global
    Private Client Services Law Tax Accounting Tax Performance Advisory Tax Policy and Controversy Transaction Tax VAT GST and Other Sales Taxes Transfer Pricing and Operating Model Effectiveness Strategic Growth Markets How we help Entrepreneurship EY SGM Initial public offering Venture capital Family business services Transactions About Transaction Advisory Services Corporate Development Divestiture Advisory Services Lead Advisory Operational Transaction Services Restructuring Strategy Services Transaction Support Transaction Tax Valuation Business Modelling Specialty Services Climate Change and Sustainability Services CertifyPoint China Overseas Investment Network Family Business Services French Business Network Global Business Network Japan Business Services Careers Students The EY difference Your role here Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Experienced Advisory Assurance Tax Transactions Industries The EY difference Your development Life at EY Joining EY Global Delivery Network Alumni Home Industries Power Utilities EY Plug in Customer Plug in Customer Share This issue of Plug in focuses on a question that continues to challenge the power and utilities P U sector Why do so many utilities struggle to satisfy customers We explore key lessons learned and how to chart a more effective path for the future The bottom line aligning innovation to purpose is the clearest path to success The changing utility customer relationship As the sector transforms utilities must adopt new purpose led customer driven strategies and business models Your customers expectations are rising shouldn t yours When it comes to customer service the bar is set high Utilities need to aim for world class service to meet the demands of today s consumers The utility of the future To succeed utilities need to master the front office and customer data only then can innovation flourish Digital Whose job is it Yes you need cross functional leadership but everyone must take responsibility for digital to win customers

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