EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: April-June 2020

EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: April-June 2020

This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the utilities industry in 2Q20, 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; IT ecosystem major acquisitions and agreements; major IT and OT contract wins; and product announcements."In the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, utilities will strive to recover by accelerating their previously launched digitization and decarbonization initiatives. They will also need to innovate, keeping in mind that the current situation will one way or the other shape the industry for the years to come," said Phevos Skalidis, research manager, IDC Energy Insights in Europe.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Situation Overview
Business Environment, 2Q20
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, 2Q20
Xcel Energy to Sell Energy Center to Support COVID-19 Response
Uniper, Siemens Sign Joint Hydrogen Development Agreement
Singrobo Hydropower Project to Deliver Electricity Under a 35-Year PPA
Total Acquires Global Wind Power France
Rolls-Royce Strengthens Growth Opportunities With Kinolt Acquisition
Eni CEO Working to Make Green Push Irreversible
Macquarie GIG, Enso Energy Launch U.K. Solar, Battery Partnership
New Financing Deals, 2Q20
U.S. DOE to Invest $20 Million in Offshore Wind Technology Demos
Brazil to Use World Bank Loan to Strengthen Its Energy Sector
EIB Approves $3.7 Billion Funding for C-19, Energy, and Transport Projects
EU Invests in Better Waste Management in Bulgaria
Madagascar Gets $4.5 Million From AFD for Sahofika Hydropower Project
AfDB and Others Pledge $160 Million to Improve Africa's Energy Access
Major Traditional Infrastructure Projects, 2Q20
Alliant Energy Takes Keys of New 740MW CCGT West Riverside from Builder AECOM
Eltel's Power Business in Finland Signs a Five-Year Frame Agreement Worth $102 million
Siemens HVDC Link Will Enable Power Exchange Between Crete And Mainland Greece
Vattenfall Greenlights Construction of Offshore Wind Farm
714MW East Anglia ONE Windfarm Turbine Installation Completed
RWE's New Wind Farm to Power 15,000 Polish Customers
Ørsted Hits 1,500 Installed Offshore Wind Turbine Mark
Siemens to Supply Largest Turbines to Taiwan's Hai Long Site
Iberdrola Commissions First Major Wind Project Since COVID-19
Enel Russia Signs Deal to Expand Renewables Development in Tatarstan
ENGIE Wins 235MW of Wind and Solar Tenders
Neon to Build Australia's Largest Solar Farm
Seychelles to Build Saltwater Floating Solar Plant
Statkraft to Begin Construction of Floating Solar Plant on Hydropower Dam
Total Wins French Ground-Based Solar Parks Tender
Algeria Plans to Grow Solar Capacity Tenfold by 2025
Belectric to Build 38MW Solar Park for Dutch Hybrid Plant
Amazon Announces Utility-Scale Solar Projects in China, Australia, and the U.S.
Power China Awarded $548 Million, 600MW ZESCO Solar Contract
Hydroelectric Power Station to be Constructed in Côte d'Ivoire
Keppel, B&V, AECOM Partnering on Design, EPC Work for $1 Billion Singapore Waste-to-Energy Plant
China Launches Giant Wave Energy Turbine in the Zhoushan Archipelago
Nuclear: New Developments, 2Q20
Russia to Help Build Rwanda's Atomic Energy Centre
EDF Terminates Nuclear Electricity Supply Contracts
Water: New Developments, 2Q20
New Global Fund to Invest $100 Million in Private Sector Water Projects
Itron Completes Rollout of Wastewater Management Solution for Miami-Dade
EIB Helps Barbados Protect Water Infrastructure Against Climate Change
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
Networked Energy Services Completes OSGP Smart Grid Project in Albania
Itron, EDMI to Launch SMETS2 Gas Meter for U.K. Market
Hong Kong Utility Selects Landis+Gyr for Grid Optimization
Energy Efficiency Initiatives and Sustainability Projects (Including Smart Cities), 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
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, 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
IT Ecosystem Major Acquisitions and Agreements, 2Q20
SAS, Microsoft Partner to Further Shape the Future of Analytics, AI
IT and OT Contract Wins, 2Q20
South America Utility Commissions $100 Million Transmission Framework Contract
E.ON Forms New Subsidiary Focusing on Service Excellence for U.K. Customers
Enel Selects Cisco as Global Technology Partner
RWE Invests in Siemens' New SCADA System to Optimize Renewables Monitoring
E.ON Selects Wipro for Grid and Digital Transformation
ENGIE, Doxee Improve the Customer Experience with New Digital Services
IT Product Announcements, 2Q20
Bidgely Launches CARE for Utility Customer Service Centers
Itron Launches Innovative Gas Technology for Gen5 Network
Ferranti, Solgari Combine Dynamics 365 Utilities Solutions
Advice for Technology Suppliers and Service Providers
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