For consultation: Electric Utilities Methodology update

Methodology update document

The ACT Electric Utilities Methodology was first published in 2019, being one of the most ambitious assessments of the electric utilities sector. Since then, it has been used to measure and rank the 50 most influential companies in the Electric Utilities Benchmark, part of our Climate and Energy Benchmark series.

The methodology, developed by the ACT (Assessing low-Carbon Transition) initiative uses a science-based approach to assess companies’ decarbonisation strategies and associated transition plans.  

To ensure the methodology remains cutting-edge in its ambition, relevance, and comprehensiveness, we have created an updated version for this year, and we are opening it to the public for consultation. 

After the consultation, a new Electric Utilities Methodology will be published and used to assess companies in the next iteration of the Electric Utilities Benchmark, expected in Q3 2023. 

Request for feedback

We invite all stakeholders to read the proposed methodology changes and participate in our public consultation by providing feedback.

Step 1: Review the content presented in the methodology update document here. 

Please read this document before providing feedback as it provides the details of the questionnaire changes. 

Step 2: Complete the dedicated survey no later than 31st March 2023

  • For those wishing to provide feedback, please click here to access the survey.  
  • Respondents will be asked to disclose their contact details. However, this is optional, and all feedback will be confidential. Personal information will only be used to contact participants on this topic and will be governed by GDPR rules. Any results that are made public will only contain summarised feedback, with no attributable quotes or identifying information.  
  • We anticipate it takes 10-20 minutes to complete the consultation questions.   

The consultation will stay open until 31st March 2023. We value the expertise of participants, and all your input will be key to help us develop a robust methodology.  

If you would like to discuss in more detail the Electric Utilities Methodology update, or any other ACT methodologies, please contact Yann Rosetti at 


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