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EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: January-March 2019

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EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: January-March 2019
Published: May 1, 2019 Content info: 23 Pages

This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the utilities industry in 1Q19, covering organizational news (M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments); new financing deals; major infrastructure projects (traditional and renewables); developments in water and nuclear; smart metering, smart grid, and energy efficiency initiatives; major emobility activities; major ICT ecosystem acquisitions and agreements; major ICT and OT contract wins; and product announcements."Utilities are undergoing profound changes, including the decarbonization of the sector. Smart grid and smart metering initiatives are scaling up. Some companies are also becoming more active in noncommodity businesses," said Gaia Gallotti, associate research director, IDC Energy Insights Europe.

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Product Code: EUR143673719

Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

  • Situation Overview
    • Business Environment, 1Q19
    • Demand and Prices
      • Oil Prices
    • Electricity Prices
    • Renewables
      • Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
      • Listed Utilities Performance
  • M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 1Q19
    • First Utility Rebranded to Shell Energy, Offers 100% Renewable Energy
    • EC Approves RWE's Acquisition of E.ON and Innogy Renewables Assets
    • Enel Subsidiary Buys Kansas Renewables Company
    • Eurus Energy Invests $10 Million in Winlab, Miombo Hewani Wind Farm
    • Ireland's ESB and Coillte Mull 1GW Renewables Development JV
    • Statkraft Signs 3,000GWh Renewables PPA to Power Industry in Iberia
  • New Financing Deals, 1Q19
    • EPA Accelerates Investments in America's Water Infrastructure
    • Sberbank Finances Enel Russia's 201MW Wind Farm in Murmansk
    • Indian Bank Approves $83.1 Million for Solar PV Plants in Congo
    • Abu Dhabi Launches $81 Million R&D Initiative
    • Rwanda Acquires $131 Million to Advance Water Projects
    • World Bank, Pakistan Ink $100 Million Solar Deal
    • EBRD Arranges $52 Million Loan to Replace Coal-Fired Plant in Bosnia
    • AfDB Approves $25 Million for Renewable Energy Projects across Sub-Saharan Africa
    • InfraCo Africa Commits $2.2 Million for Two Solar Projects in Kenya
    • EAIF Approves $27 Million Loan for Kikagati Hydropower Plant in Uganda
    • Saudi's Wealth Fund Signs Renewables Agreement with China
    • India Plans Over $12 Billion in Power Plant, EV Incentives to Cut Pollution
    • Enel Enhances European Operations with $1.1 Billion Green Bond
  • Major Traditional Infrastructure Projects, 1Q19
    • Russia to Launch Two New Power Stations in Crimea
    • Russia Launches Plant to Reduce Kaliningrad's Reliance on EU Grid
    • Vietnam Set to Build Four Gas-Fired Plants
  • Major Renewables Infrastructure Projects, 1Q19
    • Naturgy to Build 306MW of Wind Farms in Spain
    • Shell Teams Up with Eneco to Build Two Dutch Wind Farms
    • Voltalia Starts Construction of Transmission Line in Brazil
    • Massachusetts Selects Partner for SMART Solar Projects Development
    • Kazakhstan Launches Largest Solar Plant in Central Asia
    • Shell Plans 120MW Solar Farm
    • NSW Greens Launch $1.25 Billion Solar Plan
    • Thailand to Build Large Solar Farms
  • Nuclear: New Developments, 1Q19
    • Rosatom Supplies Four Nuclear Reactors for CNNC Projects
    • U.S., India Reaffirm Plan to Build Six Nuclear Power Plants
    • Spain Plans to Close All Nuclear Plants By 2035
  • Water: New Developments, 1Q19
    • American Water, Camden Expand Partnership
    • Ohio City Enhances Utility Operations with Smart Grid for Water Solution
    • City of Columbia Adopts Cloud Solution for Smart Water Services
    • French Utility to Digitize 70% of Water Meters
    • Millington Partners with FATHOM for Smart Grid for Water in 15-Year Partnership
    • Philadelphia Selects Sensus for Advanced Metering Infrastructure Upgrade
    • City of Waco Partners with WaterSmart Software for Smart Metering
    • New York Launches New Water Efficiency Project
    • Saudi Energy Developer Inks Deals to Advance Power Generation
  • Smart Meter and Smart Grid Initiatives, 1Q19
    • TEPCO Reaches 20 Million Smart Meter Milestone
    • Utility Expands AMI Portfolio with 500,000 More Units
    • Oregon Utility Moves to $117 Million Smart Meter System
    • Con Edison Deploys Battery-Powered Natural Gas Detectors on Itron's Network
    • RGE, Itron Expand Work in Brazil
    • LP&L Chooses Itron to Deploy Smart Electricity Meters and Management Software in Texas
  • Energy Efficiency Initiatives and Sustainability Projects (Including Smart Cities), 1Q19
    • Tampa Electric Company Signs with Itron for Smart Street Lighting Solution
    • ComEd, Itron Collaborate for Modernization of Smart Cities in Illinois
    • Madrid Kickstarts $19 Million Building Efficiency Project
    • Thuga SmartService Rolls out Smart City Wireless Networks
  • Major eMobility Agreements, 1Q19
    • E.ON Invests in Finnish Platform Provider for eMobility
    • BP Invests in Chinese EV Charging Platform
    • Singapore Unveils 30-Minutes-Full EV Charging Points
  • ICT Ecosystem Major Acquisitions and Agreements, 1Q19
    • Vattenfall Acquires Dutch Energy Software Services Company Senfal
    • Accenture Forms Alliance and Invests in P97 Networks
    • Greenbird Joins Forces with Venios to Accelerate Grid Modelling and Visualization
    • Qlik Acquires CrunchBot, Crunch Data to Augment Conversational Analytics Capabilities
    • Cisco to Acquire Singularity Networks
    • DXC Technology Acquires EG A/S Service Business to Extend its Position
    • ABB, Dassault Systemes Enter Global Software Partnership for Digital Industries
    • AWS Supports Cloud Growth in Norway
    • Amazon to Join Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors
  • ICT Contract Wins, 1Q19
    • Equinor Signs with Capgemini to Help Optimize Its Operations
    • Centrica Expands Smart Home Energy Management Offerings
    • Molndal Energi Selects Eliq to Enhance Customer Engagement
    • Bixia Selects Partner to Enhance Customer Engagement
  • Product Announcements, 1Q19
    • Mitsubishi Electric Develops Visualization Technology for Use in Domestic Power Consumption Management
    • Itron Launches Outage Analysis Service Offering

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