The Energy and Cleantech sectors are undergoing change and facing challenging times. Declining oil prices have depressed the supply chain. Established business models in energy and water management companies are changing, and new technologies are maturing.

Grant Thornton constantly keeps track of important things in the industry. We cooperate with representatives from key energy market and water management institutions (Ministries, ERO, OTE, CEPS, PXE, SVS) and are engaged in projects for various market participants: producers, distributors, traders, and companies involved in supplying energy and water to end customers.

Managing Partner and Head of Advisory David Pirner

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Advisory for Energy sector

Amid the climate changes, there is greater scrutiny than ever over the cost of energy and the element that "green" initiatives represent in this cost. While regulation remains at the heart of the sector's development, the future direction of government policy is uncertain. Nevertheless, heading towards larger share of clean technologies and energy produced from renewable sources is one of the EU main goals which affect the market not only through regulations or investment programmes, but also through formation of public opinion

There are new possibilities on the market that lead to new role of the former customer, new smart technologies are evolving and all stakeholders have to deal with new kind of a player on the market – prosumer (end consumer with his own production from renewable sources managing his own consumption). Furthermore, compared to other sectors, this industry is subject to high regulatory and technical requirements.

A commonly applied concept within the energy industry is the all-encompassing principle of “public interest.” In fact, it is often necessary to find a balance among three important “public interests,” which are sometimes in opposition to one another:

  • Facilitation of economic competition,
  • Safety and security of supply,
  • Environmental protection.

Our focus is on how to get things delivered in a commercially viable and sustainable way. Our international Energy & Environment network helps us keep abreast of international trends and advantages.

Water management solutions

At Grant Thornton, we also have a professional experienced team sepcialised in water management sector. We provide solutions to management, development, and operation of water supply and sewage systems. Our services are aimed at three main areas:

  • Efficient asset management,
  • Operational model optimisation,
  • Set-up of an appropriate model for water and sewer rate calculations under different investment, financing or legal scenarios.

We’ll help you find solutions ranging from general strategies and conception, through detailed management of processes to specific technological and economic issues in the fields of:

  • Project Finance,
  • Risk, Regulations and Legislation,
  • Operational Excellence,
  • Smart Solutions,
  • Change and Program Management,
  • Transaction and Strategic Advisory,
  • Human capital.