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Utilities Smart Customer Operations Quarterly Update: April-June 2020

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Utilities Smart Customer Operations Quarterly Update: April-June 2020
Published: July 27, 2020 Content info: 13 Pages

This IDC Market Perspective analyzes worldwide smart customer operations in the energy sector and outlines customer care and billing; customer engagement, smart metering, digital transformation, and emobility developments; and smart city initiatives and developments in 2Q20."While the coronavirus pandemic represents a watershed moment on how companies go about their businesses, energy suppliers will continue and likely accelerate their efforts toward improving their customers' digital experience, automating meter-to-cash processes, and reducing their cost to serve," said Phevos Skalidis, research manager, IDC Energy Insights in Europe.

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Product Code: US45819820

Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

  • Situation Overview
    • Business Environment, 2Q20
    • Demand and Prices
      • Oil Prices
    • Electricity Prices
  • Customer Care and Billing, 2Q20
    • Bidgely Launches CARE for Utility Customer Service Centers
    • Ferranti, Solgari Combine Dynamics 365 Utilities Solutions
    • Octopus intel to Power Origin Customer Experience
  • Customer Engagement, 2Q20
    • VertexOne Acquires WaterSmart
    • E.ON Forms New Subsidiary Focusing on Service Excellence for U.K. Customers
    • DEWA Launches "Smart Living" Water Management Initiative
  • Smart Metering, 2Q20
    • Guatemala Utility Implements ToU Rates With Landis+Gyr
    • Estonia's Elering Launches Cross-Border Metering Innovation Contest
    • Iskraemeco Wins Major Slovenian Smart Metering Contract
    • The U.K. Pilots New SMETS 2 Smart Meter for Business Consumers
    • Itron, EDMI to Launch SMETS2 Gas Meter for the U.K. Market
    • ENGIE, Doxee Improve the Customer Experience with New Digital Services
    • Enel Selects Cisco as Global Technology Partner
    • E.ON Selects Wipro for Grid and Digital Transformation
    • SAS, Microsoft Partner to Further Shape the Future of Analytics, AI
  • Major eMobility Agreements, 2Q20
    • Enel Adds Bird's eScooter Service to EV App
    • Switzerland Unveils First EV Charging Sites on A2 Motorway
    • EV Taxi Service and Charging Network Launched in Zimbabwe
    • New Enel, Volvo Partnership to Accelerate eMobility in Italy
    • Enel X Triples Portfolio of Public EV Charging Stations
    • U.K. Government Invests $91.3 Million in EVs
    • Siemens Wins Electric Buses Charging Deal in Germany
  • Smart City Initiatives and Developments, 2Q20
    • Dutch State Agency Confirms $1.1 Billion Energy-Efficiency Fund
    • ENGIE to Ensure Free Heating to 11,000 French Households
    • New York Program to Install 500,000 Smart LED Streetlights


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