EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: July–September 2020

EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: July–September 2020

This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the utilities industry in 3Q20, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; new financing deals; major traditional infrastructure projects; major renewables infrastructure projects; water developments; major hybrid and battery energy storage projects; 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."Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, utilities will strive to recover by accelerating previously launched digitization and decarbonization initiatives. They will further need to innovate, keeping in mind that the current situation will in one way or the other shape the industry for the years to come," said Gaia Gallotti, associate research director, IDC Energy Insights.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Situation Overview
Business Environment, 3Q20
Demand and Prices
Oil Prices
Electricity Prices
Clean Energy and Sustainability
Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
Listed Utilities Performance
New Market Developments and Dynamics
M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 3Q20
TAQA Merges with Abu Dhabi Power Corporation
Octopus Renewables Acquires 9MW U.K. Rooftop Solar Portfolio
Berkshire's Energy Unit to Buy Dominion Energy's Gas Transmission, Storage Business for $4B
Veolia Expands Footprint in Czech Republic's District Heating
Centrica to Sell North American Energy Business for $3.6B
Enel Launches Supplier Innovation and Sustainability Program
New Financing Deals, 3Q20
Dutch Water Utility to Use EIB Loan to Rehabilitate Network
Polish Bank Signs $18.6M Energy Efficiency Pact with EIB
Edison Secures Green Loan for Sustainable Energy in Italy
EU Backs Italian Energy Efficiency Fund with $47.2M
ADB Signs Clean Energy Funding Deal with Chinese Bank
ADB Approves $50M Loan for Infrastructure Projects in Bangladesh
IFC Helps Myanmar Connect 450,000 Rural Settlers
Nepal to Modernize Power Grid Using $200M ADB Loan
World Bank Program to Enable Electricity Trade in West Africa
Irish Utility to Deploy 2.4M Smart Meters Using EIB Funding
Major Traditional Infrastructure Projects, 3Q20
National Grid Starts Electricity Interconnector Construction on Viking Link
Major Renewables Infrastructure Projects, 3Q20
U.K. Govt Approves Vattenfall's 1.8GW North Sea Wind Farm
GE Renewable Energy Wins 209MW Australian Wind Project
Amazon's First Wind Farm in Europe Delivers Clean Energy to Sweden
EDF, GE, Mitsui to Build 87MW Wind Farm in Morocco
Enel Green Power Wins Its First Solar Tender in India
Russia Launches its First Floating Solar PV Plant
Spain's First Grid-Connected Floating Solar Project Launched
Nevada's NV Energy Signs PPA for Utility-Scale Solar and Storage Project
Tesco Malaysia Turns to Solar PV To Power Stores
EDF, Canopy Power Partner to Develop Microgrids in Asia
Water: New Developments, 3Q20
Netherlands Water Utility to Deploy Smart Meters Using EIB Loan
Texas Utility Woodlands Water to Deploy Over 34,000 Smart Meters
Smart Meter and Smart Grid Initiatives, 3Q20
NB Power Receives Approved Rollout 360,000 Smart Meters
U.S.' Largest Electric Co-Op Selects Aclara for AMI Rollout
SMUD, Landis+Gyr Sign Five-Year Smart Metering Contract
Michigan Utility Selects OATI for Smart Meter Data Acquisition
Indian Utility to Expand Smart Meter Rollout with 350,000 Order
Romanian Utility Selects Telco for Smart Grid Data Telemetry
ADD Grup Deploys Large G3-PLC Hybrid in Russian Grid Network
Energy Efficiency Initiatives and Sustainability Projects (Including Smart Cities), 3Q20
Enel X Connects Another 15,000 Sustainable Homes
Accenture to Develop First Standard API Marketplace for Smart Cites in Japan
South Carolina Unveils New Energy Saver Tool
Major Hybrid and Battery Energy Storage Projects, 3Q20
EDF Adds 2GW of Additional Flexible Energy into U.K. Grid
GE to Supply Battery Storage System for U.K. Solar Project
Scottish Power Selects Storage Platform for U.K.'s Largest Onshore Wind Farm
FRV, Harmony Energy Launch Tesla Megapack Storage Project
PGE to Trial 4MW Residential Virtual Power Plant
Tesla Starts Building PG&E's 182MW Battery Storage System
Tesla Developing Australia's Largest Virtual Power Project
Atria Power, Azelio Partner on Energy Storage in India
Major eMobility Agreements, 3Q20
Enel Unveils Smart Mobility Solution with ALD Automotive
Iberdrola, SEAT, Volkswagen Alliance to Boost eMobility in Spain
Japanese Utilities Select ABB to Modernize EV Charging Infrastructure
Australia Pilots Smart EV Charging Across National Electricity Market
Endesa, EIB to Expand Spain's EV Charging Grid
ARENA Funds One of World's Largest Electric Vehicle to Grid Pilots
New York Utilities Unveil EV Charging Initiative with Enel
Official Credit Institute Backs Iberdrola's eMobility Strategy
IT Ecosystem Major Acquisitions and Agreements, 3Q20
AVEVA acquires OSIsoft for $5B
Siemens, Atos Sign Extension of Their Strategic Partnership
Siemens, BECIS to Accelerate Rollout of Distributed Energy in Asia Pacific
IT and OT Contract Wins, 3Q20
E.ON Selects SAP to Build New Platform for Network Operations
Octopus Energy Selects AWS as its Preferred Cloud Provider
Austin Water Launches Analytics and Customer Engagement Program
Irish Water Signs Customer Service Contract with Capita
Missouri Utility Selects Smart Energy Water for Digital Customer Experience
Love Energy Savings' New Platform Simplifies Switching for U.K. Consumers
Enel Partners to Accelerate Crowdfunding for SMEs' Renewables Projects
BKK Signs APM Contract with GE Renewable Energy
Statkraft, GE Join Forces on New Stability Contract for U.K. Grid
Rheinenergie Selects Atos to Build Its Future Digital Workplace
Space Technology to Monitor World's First of its Kind Power Plant
Essential Utilities Partners with Infosys to Drive Digital Transformation
Consolidated Edison Selects Infosys to Digitally Transform Customer Service
Accenture Helps Equinor Migrate to the Cloud
IT Product Announcements, 3Q20
Kamstrup Unveils Smart Meter Solution
Siemens, SAP SE Partner on Industry 4.0
Nokia Enters South Korean Utility Analytics Market with New Partnership
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