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Power, utilities and renewables

Our practice supports building solutions for the African continent in delivering affordable electricity to all to enable sustainable economic growth.

How we can help

Energy transformation is a reality. Huge electricity demand growth, investments in the power sector all over Africa, aging and badly maintained systems, smarter and cheaper renewable technologies, the changing role of a customer - all of these components add to a new power and utilities market structure that drives companies' and country strategies. The question is how this can be used within Africa to increase access and sufficient supply of affordable electricity and how this will impact on the current power utilities and regulatory landscape.

We have operated in Africa for more than 100 years and our footprint includes 66 offices in 36 countries in Africa, with over 9 000 staff members. You'll know us for our core strength in financial expertise but our teams also include engineering, technology, human resources, IT and data specialists to name just a few.

We will help you deal with disruptive business challenges, to transform your businesses, grow your revenues and reduce costs. We help utilities develop new strategies, build new operating models, create new organisations and new ways of managing to deliver superior customer and investor value. We have practical in-depth experience and expertise right across the power and utilities value chain – from upstream energy supply all the way through the generation, transmission, distribution, sales and marketing value chain.


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Centre of excellence

  • Policy, regulation and tariffs
  • Portfolio and business strategy
  • Deals and funding
  • Debt (re)structuring
  • Assets and operations optimisation
  • Capital projects and infrastructure, including independent project assurance on build programmes, claims management, risk management
  • Supply chain & primary energy
  • Efficiency improvement and cost reduction
  • Capacity building and culture change
  • Governance, risk management, compliance and fraud
  • Renewables, hydro and off-grid solutions
  • Nuclear
  • Sustainability, climate change and water
  • Technology
  • Energy efficiency
  • Demand Side Management
  • Auction programmes
  • PPAs and IPPs, including bid management, strategy and financing
  • Cost reduction and revenue maximization
  • Smart metering, smart grids and prepaid meters
  • Forensics, claims and expert witnesses


Contact us

Andries Rossouw

Andries Rossouw

Africa Energy, Utilities and Resources Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 4060

Mining Enquiries

EU&R Centre of Excellence, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5276

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