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EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update, July–September 2018

EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update, July–September 2018

This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the EMEA utilities industry in 3Q18, 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; developments involving nuclear energy/engineering; 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 across EMEA are undergoing profound changes, including the decarbonization of the sector, especially in Europe. Smart grid and smart metering initiatives are evolving. Some companies are also becoming more active in non-commodity businesses," said Gaia Gallotti, research manager, EMEA, IDC Energy Insights.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Situation Overview
GDP Trends
Demand, Supply, and Prices
Oil Indicators
Electricity Prices
Listed Utilities Performance
Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 3Q18
France to Allow Private Investors to Buy into GRTgaz Gas Grid
China's CGN Acquires 75% of Swedish Wind Farm
AIIM Invests in 800MW of Clean Power
Enel Ready to Sell Stake in EF Solare to F2i
Lightsource BP Forms Egyptian Solar Project Joint Venture
Google to Buy Renewable Energy from Three New Wind Farms
Chad Signs Deal with InfraCo Africa for 60MW Djermaya Solar Project
E.ON to Cut Around 500 Jobs Across Its U.K. Operations
Kenya Power Improves Customer Service Delivery Experience
New Financing Deals, 3Q18
Croatia's HEP Secures Loans to Upgrade Zagreb Plant
EBRD Lends SDX Energy $10M to Develop Moroccan Gas Supply Network
EBRD Considers $100M Gas Loan to Ukraine's Naftogaz
World Bank Group Investing in Scaling Up Battery Storage Developments
AfDB Grants SA Utility $217.9M for Expansion Program
AfDB SEFA Grant to Assist Ghana's Renewable Energy Investment Drive
Angola Receives Renewable Energy Investment Grant from AfDB's SEFA
Enel Green Power Reaches Financial Close for Five Wind Projects
IFC Partners with Moroccan Company to Develop Clean Power Projects
Major Completed Plant and Infrastructure Projects, 3Q18
Serbia's First Large-Scale Wind Farm Goes Live
New Solar Carport to Help DEWA Avoid 1,500 Tons of Carbon
Loiyangalani-Suswa Power Transmission Line Completed in Kenya
Namibia Commissions Solar Power Plants
Major Ongoing Plant and Infrastructure Construction Projects, Pilots, and New Announcements, 3Q18
France Approves 230MW of Rooftop Solar Projects
Vattenfall to Invest $2.3B in Grid over the Next Five Years
Statkraft to Invest $1.2B a Year in Renewables until 2025
Belgium Gains EU Okay for Aid to Three Windfarms
German Power, Gas Grids Cooperate on Storage Plans Up to 2030
Poland's TAURON to Spend Up to $268.4M Upgrading Power Plants by 2021
Serbian EPS Signs Deal to Finish Hydro Plant Overhaul
Egypt Awards O&M Contract for Its Combined-Cycle Power Plants
Japanese Firm Secures Contract for Geothermal Power Project in Kenya
Vestas Secures EPC Contract for Wind Project in Senegal
Nuclear: New Developments, 3Q18
Britain's Energy Regulator Gives Go-Ahead to National Grid for Hinkley Project
EDF's Flamanville Reactor Start Delayed Again to 2020
EDF, Dassault Systèmes, Capgemini Partner to Digitally Transform EDF's Nuclear Engineering
Smart Grid, Smart Meter, and Energy Efficiency Initiatives (Including Smart Cities), 3Q18
Finnish Energy Firm Awarded Landis+Gyr Smart Meter Operating Contract
French Utility Partners with Landis+Gyr for Smart Meters
National Grid Smart Engages Aclara to Provide SMETS2 Smart Metering for Customers in the U.K.
SOCAR Azerigas Production Union to Deploy Itron's Gas Prepayment Meters
DEWA Completes Six Smart Projects Promoting Sustainable Development in Dubai
Green Dubai Empowers Customers to Make Sustainable Choices
HM Power Chooses CyanConnode for Smart Metering Implementation
Major eMobility Agreements, 3Q18
BP Bets on Electric Car Switch with Britain's Chargemaster
E.ON Drive Opens Ultra-Fast Charging Station for EVs on German Motorway
Streetlights with EV Charge Points Heading for London Boroughs
ICT Ecosystem Major Acquisitions and Agreements, 3Q18
Wipro Becomes Energy Web Foundation Affiliate to Accelerate Blockchain Adoption in Energy Sector
Infosys to Acquire Fluido, the Largest Salesforce Consulting Partner in Nordics
C3 IoT, Google Cloud Start Partnership
ICT Contract Wins, 3Q18
Danish Energy Company Chose ABB to Provide a Range of Technologies
Enel Chose AVEVA's Predictive Asset Analytics Solution
E.ON Targets Innovations for Smart Energy Future
Product Announcements, 3Q18
Sense Integrates with Philips Hue Smart Lighting
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