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EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: January-March 2018

EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: January-March 2018

This IDC Energy Insights Perspective provides a quick one-stop-shopping overview of the EMEA utilities industry in the first quarter of 2018, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; new financing deals; major completed plant and infrastructure projects; major ongoing plant and infrastructure construction projects, pilots, and new announcements; updates on nuclear developments; smart metering, smart grid, and energy-efficiency initiatives; major emobility activities; ICT ecosystem major acquisitions and agreements; major ICT and operational technology contract wins; and ICT product announcements."Utilities across EMEA are undergoing profound changes, ranging but not limited to the decarbonization of the sector especially in Europe. Smart grid and smart metering initiatives, including water notably in the Middle East and Africa, are evolving. Some companies are becoming more active in non-commodity businesses," said Roberta Bigliani, vice president, IDC Energy Insights, IDC Government Insights and IDC Health Insights."


Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Situation Overview
GDP Trends
Demand, Supply, and Prices
Oil Indicators
Electricity Prices
Listed Utilities Performance
Renewables
Wind Power
Offshore Wind Power
Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
Smart Metering
M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 1Q18
CEZ Set to Sell Bulgarian Distribution, Renewable Assets
Centrica Buys REstore for $81 Million
E.ON to Sell Remaining Uniper Stake to Fortum for $4.51 Billion
Norway's Statkraft Enters Eastern Europe's Top Power Market
New Financing Deals, 1Q18
Saudi's Green Initiative Contributes to 40GWh of Energy Savings in 2018
$1 Billion Renewable Energy Facility Launched for Sub-Saharan Africa
African Development Bank, International Solar Alliance Team Up to Drive Solar Development in Africa
AfDB Achieves 100% Investment in Green Energy Projects in 2017
Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund Receives Additional Funding
Major Completed Plant and Infrastructure Projects, 1Q18
Renewable Energy System Inaugurated in Denmark
Egypt's Largest PV Plant Inaugurated
Major Ongoing Plant and Infrastructure Construction Projects, Pilots, and New Announcements, 1Q18
Eltel in Finland Signs Frame Agreement for Power Distribution
Sweden's Vattenfall Wins Dutch 700MW Offshore Wind Tender
Netherlands to Build Three More Offshore Wind Farms
Unilever Tea to Install 600kW Solar Power Plant in Kenya
Ghana to Install 200,000 Solar Systems
Nuclear: New Developments, 1Q18
France's Areva to Pay $554 Million to Settle Finnish Reactor Dispute
Smart Grid, Smart Meter, and Energy-Efficiency Initiatives (Including Smart Cities), 1Q18
U.K. Clean Energy Provider Intensifies Smart Meter Rollout
GRDF Launches Large Smart Gas Meter Rollout
E.ON Kick-Starts Smart Meter Rollout in Germany by Ordering 16,000 Smart Meter Gateways
Cisco, AT&T Collaborate on IoT and Smart Cities
U.K. Councils Pilot Smart City Services with Existing Infrastructure
European Cities to Become World's Safest with EIT Digital's Alert System
McDonald's Sets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
Major eMobility Agreements, 1Q18
Audi Has a New Smart Energy Network That Uses EVs to Help the Power Grid
Over 20,000 Orders in Europe for New Nissan LEAF
BP Invests $5 Million in Mobile EV Charging Company
Capgemini Helps Smartly Deliver an Innovative Mobile App
Spain to Receive 25,000 EV Charging Points by 2021
ICT Ecosystem Major Acquisitions and Agreements, 1Q18
Accenture Completes Acquisition of Mackevision
Capgemini Reinforces Its Global Leadership in Digital with the Acquisition of Customer Engagement Firm LiquidHub
ICT Contract Wins, 1Q18
Sorgenia Chooses Leonardo as Energy Trading Technology Partner
Enel, GE to Improve Reliability of Thermal Plants in Europe and Latin America
Spectral, Alliander Aim to Decentralize Energy Consumption
Elering, WePower Signed a Pilot Project to Test Large-Scale Tokenization of Energy Data on the Blockchain in Estonia
Ellevio Commissions New Network Information System
New Online Trading Platform to Expand the U.K.'s Smart Energy Market
Product Announcements, 1Q18
New Honeywell Connected Plant Solution to Help Customers Avoid Unplanned Downtime, Unnecessary Maintenance
Landis+Gyr Launches IoT Platform for Expanded Utility Applications
Landis+Gyr Releases Command Center
Aclara Launches Next-Generation Consumer Engagement Platform Powered by Microsoft Azure
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