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

Our pathway for the power sector enables electric utilities to set science-based targets in line with limiting warming to 1.5°C.

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has welcomed over 50 power companies from 20 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
Aluminum Scoping Phase View
Apparel and footwear Finalized View
Aviation In Development View
Buildings In Development View
Chemicals In Development View
Cement Finalized View
Financial institutions Finalized View
Forest, Land and Agriculture (FLAG) Finalized View
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Finalized View
Land Transport In Development View
Maritime Finalized View
Oil and Gas In Development View
Power Finalized View
Steel Finalized View