Guidance for the power sector

Why take action?

A sustainable energy system is at the heart of the low-carbon transition. A significant and growing segment of final energy consumption is met by purchased electricity – therefore, efficiency improvements in electricity generation will benefit the power sector and cascade down the value chain.

How to set a target

We have launched a new pathway for the power sector, allowing electric utilities to set science-based targets in line with limiting warming to 1.5°C.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has welcomed around 30 power companies from 18 countries so far. Join them today. Commit to setting a target and use our guidance to develop and submit a target for approval:

Please contact us with any queries.

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If your sector is not listed here, you can still set a science-based target using our methods and resources. Consult the step-by-step guide to get started.

Sector Status
Aluminium Scoping Phase View
Apparel and footwear Finalized View
Aviation Finalized View
Buildings In Development View
Chemicals In Development View
Cement In Development View
Financial institutions Finalized View
Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) In Development View
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Finalized View
Oil and Gas In Development View
Power Finalized View
Steel In Development View
Transport In Development View