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Utilities Smart Customer Operations Quarterly Update: July-September 2019

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Utilities Smart Customer Operations Quarterly Update: July-September 2019
Published: October 25, 2019 Content info: 16 Pages

This IDC Market Perspective analyzes worldwide smart customer operations in the energy sector and outlines major M&As and major business developments; customer engagement, smart metering, digital transformation, and emobility developments; and smart city initiatives and developments in 3Q19."Utilities and energy retailers around the world are focusing on improving their clients' customer experience, investing in personalized digital experience, and reducing cost to serve - and in competitive markets, cost to acquire. In several developing countries, utilities are also enhancing transparency and reducing nontechnical revenue losses by deploying smart meters," said Gaia Gallotti, associate research director, IDC Energy Insights Europe.

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Product Code: US44330319

Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

  • Situation Overview
    • Business Environment, 3Q19
    • Demand and Prices
      • Oil Prices
      • Electricity Prices

New Market Developments and Dynamics

  • M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 3Q19
    • OVO Energy to Acquire SSE Energy Services
    • Asda Signs Up Its Fridges to Keep the U.K. Warm During the Winter
  • Customer Engagement, 3Q19
    • Oracle Expands the Platform for Utility Customer Innovation
    • Powerley, Oracle Create a Complete Energy Management Journey
  • Smart Metering, 3Q19
    • E.ON Sweden Chooses Landis+Gyr for 1 Million Smart Meters
    • Kraftringen Chooses ONE Nordic for Next-Gen of Smart Meters in Sweden
    • City of Flora Adopts AMIoT Technology for Energy Business
    • ENCS, E.DSO Provide Set of Smart Meter Security Requirements
    • U.S. Utility Xcel Energy to Deploy Itron Smart Meters
    • U.K. Delays Smart Meter Rollout by Four Years
    • Elenia Signs MDM Solution Contract with Hansen Technologies
  • Digital Transformation, 3Q19
    • Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire ClickSoftware
    • Simple Energy, Tendril Merge into Uplight
    • Norwegian Greenbird Integration Technology Helps Power Taiwan
    • Norwegian Utility Alliance Selects Greenbird to Unify Energy Data
    • U.K. Western Power Distribution Signs Demand-Side Management Contract
  • Major eMobility Agreements, 3Q19
    • Australia Develops Ultra-Fast Highway EV Corridor
    • India Launches First All-Electric Rideshare Service
    • Toyota to Live-Trial Solar-Powered Cars on Japan's Roads
    • Robotic Fast-Charger for Autonomous Vehicles Deployed
    • Tacoma Power Breaks Barriers to EV Adoption for Tacoma Residents
    • Israeli Mobility Venture Capital Firm Gets $100 Million Investment
    • Shell Retail Selects AECOM to Develop Ultra-Fast EV Charging Systems
    • Centrica to Power Ford's EV Customers
    • BP, DiDi Launch JV to Build EV Charging Infrastructure in China
    • Tata Motors to Install 300 EV Charging Stations
    • Africa Launches First-of-its-Kind Smart Mobility Competition
    • BP Chargemaster Rolls Out First of 400 Ultra-Fast Chargers Across the U.K.
    • Shell Installs Its First EV Charger in Singapore
    • Energy Conglomerate Selects a Partner for Czech EV Projects
    • Seattle City Light Partners with RMI for City Transportation Electrification Roadmap
    • VW Unveils Fully Electric ID.3 with 550km Range
    • Tesla Launches First Utility-Scale Storage Solution
    • BMW Releases All-Electric MINI
  • Smart City, 3Q19
    • $7.5 Billion Project for the Bleutech Park Las Vegas
    • German Municipalities Embark on Two-Year Innovative Smart City Pilot
    • City of Peekskill Approves an Energy Performance Contract for $4.3 Million
    • Irish Government to Fund $27 Million in Energy-Efficiency Upgrades
    • First "Smart Neighborhood" in Atlanta Opens Doors
    • Tesla Solar Panel Rental Option Makes the Economics Clear


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