Evaluating climate-related financial impacts on power utilities
The analysis and disclosure of climate-related financial impacts are important to achieving a sustainable and timely transition to a low carbon future. They provide individual companies and their investors with strategic insights, enabling more effective risk management and investment decision making, and ensuring the allocation of capital to activities consistent with a low carbon future. The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) has developed recommendations to assist public companies and other organizations to in disclosing climate-related risks and opportunities through their existing reporting processes, including using scenario analysis to assess and report on strategic resilience. Power utilities – particularly in Europe – have been early adopters of scenario analysis as an important tool to develop strategic responses to energy transition. “Evaluating Climate-Related Financial Impacts on Power Utilities” presents approaches and insights for quantifying energy transition-related financial risk and opportunity in the power electric utilities sector, in response to the recommendations of the TCFD.