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EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: October-December 2021

Published: | IDC | 25 Pages | Delivery time: 1-2 business days


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EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: October-December 2021
Published: January 31, 2022
Content info: 25 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the utilities industry in 4Q21, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; new financing deals; major traditional infrastructure projects; major renewables infrastructure projects; major green hydrogen projects; water developments; major hybrid and battery energy storage projects; smart metering, smart grid, and energy-efficiency initiatives; major emobility activities; IT ecosystem major acquisitions and agreements; major IT and OT contract wins; and IT product announcements."While 2021 kicked off with renewed optimism for economic recovery and with vaccination rates picking up around the globe, the end of the year was marked by another surge due to the COVID-19 variant Omicron. Utilities continue to make significant investments to reach 2050 targets, and COP26 provided much-needed optimism. Companies will need to continue to strategize to protect their workforce, from COVID-19 and from pandemic burnout, as well as continue their mission of reskilling existing workforces and attracting talent from outside the industry. With growing attention globally around the net-zero economy, utilities must carve out their space considering their vast expertise in sustainability, clean energy, and carbon neutrality," said Gaia Gallotti, associate research director, IDC Energy Insights.

Product Code: EUR147791422

Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

  • Situation Overview
    • Business Environment, 4Q21
    • Demand and Prices
      • Oil Prices
      • Electricity Prices
    • Clean Energy and Sustainability
    • Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
      • Listed Utilities Performance
  • M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 4Q21
    • Enel X Financial Services Launches Enel X Pay
    • Enel Cranks Up Spending to Become Carbon-Free by 2040
    • RWE Rolls Out $5.7 Billion a Year "Growing Green" Initiative
    • E.ON Plans to Invest $30 Billion in Energy Transition by 2026
    • Ireland's ESB Launches 2030 Smart Network Transformation Plan
    • DTEK Joins Powering Past Coal Alliance
    • Iberdrola Acquires Australian Smart Energy Provider Autonomous Energy
    • Shell to Acquire U.S.-Based Savion in Solar and Battery Power Push
    • E.ON Acquires Majority Stake in envelio
    • Enel, Intesa Sanpaolo Acquire Mooney and Create European Fintech
    • Enel to Assist Italian Municipalities with New Circular City Index
    • Iberdrola Launches Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub in Spain
    • Enel, INWIT to Digitize and Decarbonize Italy's Telco and Utility Sectors
    • Tata Power, IIT Delhi Form Smart Energy Alliance
  • New Financing Deals, 4Q21
    • Polish Utility to Install Advanced Metering Infrastructure with EIB Loan
    • The World Bank Supporting Energy and Broadband in Rural Mozambique
    • ADB Approves $300 Million Loan for Pakistan's Energy Sector
    • EIB, Enel Sign for Sustainability-Linked Financing in Italy
  • Major Traditional Infrastructure Projects, 4Q21
    • Mitsubishi Power Starts Operations of Gas Turbine in Indonesia
    • New South Wales Approves $600 Million Kurri Kurri Gas-Fired Power Plant
    • Botswana Signs 10MW Gas-Fired Deal with Tlou Energy in Southern Africa
  • Major Renewables Infrastructure Projects, 4Q21
    • ENGIE Wins Contract with Berlin District for Distributed Energy
    • 118MW Glass Winds Farm Comes Online in Oklahoma
    • Enel Breaks Ground on 250MW Oklahoma Wind Project
    • Tilt Renewables Constructs 396MW Rye Park Wind Farm in Australia
    • 40-Year Old California Wind Farm Will Add 200MWh of Battery Storage
    • RWE Starts Construction on 121MW Baron Winds Project in New York
    • Vestas Secures 80MW Order for Ardennes I Wind Park in France
    • New York's First Offshore Wind Project to be Connected to the Grid
    • Siemens Gamesa's Turbines for Vattenfall's Danish Offshore Wind Projects
    • Ascent Power Signs With Siemens Gamesa to Secure 26MW Greek Deal
    • Eni, Sonangol Sign for 50MW Solar PV Project in Angola
    • Hitachi Energy to Help Faroe Islands Toward 100% Renewables by 2030
  • Major Green Hydrogen Projects, 4Q21
    • E.ON Plans to Build a Hydrogen Network in Germany
    • German's Home Power Solutions Launches Hydrogen Storage Solution
    • Plug Power Selected for Egypt's First Green Hydrogen Project
    • NTPC Awards India's First Green Hydrogen Microgrid Project
  • Water: New Developments, 4Q21
    • New Irrigation Infrastructure Improves Access to Clean Water in Kenya
    • Australia's South East Water Orders Additional 35,000 Landis+Gyr Smart Meters
    • Singapore Zoo Deploys LPWAN-Enabled Intelligent Metering
  • Smart Meter and Smart Grid Initiatives, 4Q21
    • U.K. Connects 10 Millionth Household on DCC's Smart Meters Network
    • Lithuanian ESO to Deploy 1.2 Million Smart Meters
    • Saudi Electricity Company Chose ZIV for 550,000 Smart Meters Deployment
    • Turkish Utility DEDAS Automates Meter Data Acquisition and Processing
    • Arkansas Utility to Maximize Smart Meter Value with Advanced Grid Analytics
    • Uzbek Gas Company Deploys 2.1 Million Smart Meters with Italian Firms
    • Indian Assam Power Distribution Company to Deploy 600,000 Smart Prepaid Meters
    • Arizona Utility Selects Landis+Gyr with New Smart Prepayment System
    • U.K.'s Alt Han Co Orders 1 Million Bridges for its Smart Meter Deployment
    • Morocco's ONEE to Optimize Smart Meter Data Management with Atos, Siemens
    • Berkeley Electric Co-Op Partners with Landis+Gyr on Smart Grid Rollout
    • Acea Partners with Nokia, Sirti on Smart Grid Development in Rome
    • Vector Partners with X, the Moonshot Factory to Virtualize Grid in Auckland
    • USTDA Supports Smart Grid Deployment in Brazil
    • National Accreditation Board Approves Tata Power's Smart Meter Testing Lab
    • Global Smart Grid Collaboration Launched
  • Microgrid Initiatives and Agreements, 4Q21
    • ARENA Launches $50 Million Microgrid Pilot Project
    • Florida Power & Light, GE Digital Launch Microgrid Control Laboratory at the University of Central Florida
  • Energy-Efficiency Initiatives and Sustainability Projects (Including Smart Cities), 4Q21
    • NYPA Deploys Smart Street Lighting and Energy Efficiency Project in the U.S.
    • Smart Lighting Flexibility Demonstration in South Korea
    • Mauritius Unveils New Home and Business Rooftop Solar Programs
    • EDF Contracted to Help Paris Renovate Streetlights and Energy Lines
    • Equigy, Crowd Balancing Platform Being Integrated Into the Italian Electricity System
  • Major Hybrid and Battery Energy Storage Projects, 4Q21
    • Pivot Power Activates Second 50MW Storage System to Support U.K. Energy Flexibility
    • AGL, Wartsila Kick Off Australia's Second-Largest Energy Storage Project
  • Major eMobility Agreements, 4Q21
    • TotalEnergies Partners with Chinese State Utility to Deploy Ultra-Fast EV Chargers
    • TotalEnergies Invests $233 Million in High-Power EV Charge Points
    • E.ON, Volkswagen Launch Plug-and-Play Fast EV Charger
    • Australia's Custom Denning Selects Siemens to Electrify Bus Fleet
    • TransGrid, Zenobe Joint Venture to Pilot Australia's eBus Fleet
    • Kaluza, Mitsubishi Partner on EV Solutions in Japan
    • bp Steps into EV Electrification in the U.S.
  • Major IT Ecosystem Acquisitions and Agreements, 4Q21
    • Accenture Acquires T.A. Cook
    • Siemens to Acquire EcoDomus' Digital Twin Software for Smart Buildings
    • VertexOne Acquires EC Infosystems
  • IT and OT Contract Wins, 4Q21
    • Bahrain Electricity & Water Authority Contracts GE Digital
    • Norway's Power Distributor Selects IFS Cloud
  • IT Product Announcement, 4Q21
    • Samsung Launches SmartThings Energy
    • ServiceNow Introduces New Integrated ESG Solution

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