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EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: April-June 2019

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EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: April-June 2019
Published: August 1, 2019 Content info: 25 Pages

This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the utilities industry in 2Q19, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; new financing deals; major traditional infrastructure projects; major renewables infrastructure projects; water developments; nuclear developments; smart metering, smart grid, and energy-efficiency initiatives; major emobility activities; ICT ecosystem major 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 non-commodity businesses," said Gaia Gallotti, associate research director, IDC Energy Insights.

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Product Code: EUR144327519

Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

  • Situation Overview
    • Business Environment, 2Q19
    • 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, 2Q19
    • AEP Makes $1 Billion Acquisition
    • U.S.-Based Atlantic Power Expands Its Portfolio of Biomass Energy
    • EDF Invests in Smart Wholesale Energy Firm
    • ENGIE, Tokyo Gas to Invest in Mexico Renewables Developer
    • Vattenfall Wins First Power Distribution Network Contract in the U.K.
    • E.ON Launches U.K. Solar Buyback Scheme
    • ComEd Launches "Powering People" Initiative
    • SUSI Partners Acquires 50% of California-Based Energy Storage Portfolio
    • Chicago Developing Sustainable Passive Home Community
    • Siemens to Sell Majority Stake in Power and Gas Businesses
  • New Financing Deals, 2Q19
    • New York Commits $280 Million for Energy Storage Projects
    • U.K. Launches $38 Million Fund for Smart Energy Start-Ups
    • European Investment Bank Approves $4.5 Billion in Smart Energy Financing
    • Mozambique Gets $148 Million to Increase Access to Electricity
    • Ethiopia Secures Grant to Roll Out Hydropower Projects
    • Renewable Energy Fund Achieves $227 Million in Africa
    • OVO Foundation Funds Electrification Projects in Kenya
    • BBOXX Bags $8 Million Loan to Accelerate Solar Home Systems in Rwanda
    • Japan, Austria Support Nationally Determined Contributions of African Countries
    • Tanzania Approves $309 Million for Stiegler's Gorge Contractor
    • China Obtains Grant to Scale-Up Distributed Renewable Energy
  • Major Traditional Infrastructure Projects, 2Q19
    • E.ON to Commission 2,500 Digital Transformer Stations
    • Alliander Implements DNV GL's Online Monitoring Tool Smart Cable Guard
    • Kenya Power Enhances Capacity at Garissa Substation
  • Major Renewables Infrastructure Projects, 2Q19
    • China Approves 21GW Of Renewables Projects
    • Enel Green Power RSA Constructs 140MW Oyster Bay Wind Farm
    • Enel Green Power Starts Construction of 90MW Azov Wind Farm in Russia
    • Ørsted Eyes Building Two Wind Farms in Taiwan
    • Vattenfall, Siemens Gamesa Install Turbines at North Sea Wind Farm
    • Tucson Electric Power Hires EDF to Build Its Largest Wind Farm
    • Senegal Gets Wind Turbines for its First Large-Scale Wind Farm
    • Construction of Floating Solar Array in California Starts
    • Shell to Replace Gas with Solar for Oman Port
    • Consortium Wins Bid to Build 500MWac Solar PV Plant in Oman
    • EDF to Develop 800MW Hybrid Renewables Plant in Morocco
    • Iberdola Launches Brazilian Hydro Plant to Serve 1 Million People
    • New Partnership to Trial Tide, Hybrid Renewables
    • Vattenfall Pilots Salt Technology with 10x the Capacity of Water Storage
    • Moixa to Build Virtual Power Plant as First Phase of U.K. Smart Energy Project
    • DEWA Builds Dubai's First Virtual Power Plant
    • Vibeco Working with Siemens to Pilot VPP Technology in Finland
  • Nuclear: New Developments, 2Q19
    • Rwanda Signs Nuclear Energy Deal with Morocco
    • Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant is Shutting Down
  • Water: New Developments, 2Q19
    • Biwater Awarded $272 Million Contract in Ghana
    • Illinois American Water invests $1.8 Million in City of Farmington's Water System
    • Aurora Water Upgrades for Next-Generation Metering Services
    • IDE Technologies to Provide Reverse Osmosis Solutions to Singapore
  • Smart Meter and Smart Grid Initiatives, 2Q19
    • ONE Nordic, Telia to Connect 900,000 IoT-Enabled Smart Meters in Sweden
    • Nova Scotia Announces Smart Meter and Workforce Management Initiative
    • Denmark Completes Nationwide Rollout of IoT Network
    • Ameren Partners on 1.4 Million Smart Meters Project
    • Taiwan Power Company Choses Greenbird for Smart Metering IT Infrastructure
    • Aqualectra Deploys Smart Grid to the Island Nation of Curacao
    • OVO Offers Smart Gas, Electric Metering on Single Platform
    • Siemens to Enhance U.S. Grid Network in $6.4 Million DoE Contract
    • Australia Proposes $36 Million Microgrid Pilot
    • Liberty Utilities to Deploy Smart Metering to 700,000 Consumers
    • Grand Bahama Deploys AMI for Grid Modernization
  • Energy Efficiency Initiatives and Sustainability Projects (Including Smart Cities), 2Q19
    • Enel to Deliver 100MW of DR Capacity from Ameren Missouri Customers
    • San Francisco Commercial Buildings to Go Green by 2022
    • ComEd Customers Save $4 Billion Thanks to Efficiency Program
  • Major eMobility Agreements, 2Q19
    • France to Invest $223 Million for Autonomous Electric Public Transport
    • Sweden Pilots One-of-a-Kind Mobile EV Charging System
    • Irish Government to Invest $23 Million in HV EV Charging Points
    • $32 Million in Funding Available to Drive U.K. Low-Carbon Vehicle Tech
    • Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Network Optimizes Use of Renewable Energy in Amsterdam
    • U.K. Youth to Design the EV Charging Point of the Future
    • Yellow Cab Enters Utility Initiative to Expand EV Portfolio
    • Enel Launches Italy's First eScooter Sharing Service
    • Power Ledger, Silicon Valley Power Trial to Turn EVs into Mobile ATMs
  • ICT Ecosystem Major Acquisitions and Agreements, 2Q19
    • Capgemini Purchases Altran Technologies
    • Accenture Acquires BRIDGE Energy Group
    • Tendril Acquires Utility Customer Experience Provider EnergySavvy
    • Tendril Acquires FirstFuel
    • Schneider Electric Buys Stake in AutoGrid
    • AVEVA, Cognizant Expand R&D Partnership
    • Siemens Forms New Energy Cybersecurity Partnership
    • Siemens to Sell Majority Stake in Power and Gas Businesses
  • ICT Contract Wins, 2Q19
    • UK Power Networks Plans for Advanced Electricity Network Control System
    • Snam Signs Agreement Cisco to Develop IoT Tech
    • Naturgy Signs Hybrid Cloud Services Agreement with IBM to Boost Digital Transformation
    • Equinor Signs a Three-Year Contract Extension with Capgemini
    • Gasunie, Accenture Deploy New Digital Gas Transport Management System
    • Lyse Extends Strategic IT Partnership with Tieto

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