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EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: October–December 2014

EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: October–December 2014

This IDC Energy Insights Perspective provides a quick one-stop-shopping overview of the EMEA utilities industry in the fourth quarter of 2014, 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
  • ICT product announcements

To provide a business background, this study analyzes major trends in GDP, commodities pricing, and utilities stock performances. To provide us with general economic trends on the clean energy sector, we present two indexes: the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Total Return Index (CEXX) and Société Générale's European Renewable Energy Total Return Index (ERIX).


In This Perspective
Situation Overview
Progress Toward the 2014 Deadline for the Completion of the EU Internal Energy Market
GDP Trends
Demand, Supply, and Prices
Oil Indicators
Electricity Prices
Listed Utilities' Performance
Carbon Emissions Trading
Renewable Energy Market Trends and Incentives
Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
Smart Grids and Smart Metering
Smart City
M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 4Q14
E.ON to Split Its Business in Two to Focus on Renewables
E.ON Sells Stake in Gasum Oy
Italy Signs Agreement to Sell Grid Asset Stakes to China
Kazakh National Grid Company Aims to Raise $73 Million in IPO
RWE Sells Its Stake in Sicilian Biomass Power Plant in Italy
Vattenfall Divests Thermal Assets in the Netherlands
Trina Solar to Sell PV Power Plant in the U.K.
AES Entek Sells 100% of its Assets in Turkey
Czech Firm EPH Acquires Eggborough Power Plant in the U.K.
GDF SUEZ Energy UK Signs 17-Year PPA with Community Wind Farm
Namibia Signs 15-Year PPA with Zimbabwe
Ormat Technologies Signs 25-Year PPA with Kenyan KPLC
ADNOC, Masdar Launch Joint Venture to Develop CCUS Projects
New Financing Deals, 4Q14
EU Approves Funding of Israel–Cyprus Electricity Connection
EBRD to Finance Solar Power Plants in Jordan
European Investment Bank Invests in Guinea Hydroelectric Power
AfDB Issues a Risk Guarantee for Kenyan Transmission Project
AfDB Provides Additional Funding to Moroccan Ouarzazate Solar Project
AfDB Promotes Renewable Energy Investment in Swaziland
IFC to Invest in Wind Power Farm in Kenya
IFC to Finance Independent Gas-Fired Power Project in Nigeria
KfW Funds Nigerian Renewable Sector
KFAED to Provide Loan to Support Power Plant Project in Cairo
China to Invest in Infrastructure Projects in Tanzania
Saudi Arabia to Invest in Upgrading Egypt's Power Grid
Major Completed Plant and Infrastructure Projects, 4Q14
Energy Security Power Plant Inaugurated in Estonia
Enovos Inaugurates Photovoltaic Power Plant in Portugal
Kenya Launches Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Plant in Naivasha
Iberdrola Completes Ngong II Wind Farm in Kenya
South Africa Opens 96MW Solar Plant
Sishen Solar Plant Now Feeds Into South Africa's National Grid
BHEL Commissions Hydropower Plant in Rwanda
GDF SUEZ Opens Wind Farm in Morocco
Major Ongoing Plant and Infrastructure Construction Projects, Pilots, and New Announcements, 4Q14
Scotland Approves Four Offshore Wind Farms
Masdar Signs Oman Wind Farm Deal
Gamesa Gets Turbine Order from Vattenfall in Sweden
Gamesa Gets Order from Wind Farm in Sweden
Gamesa Signs 66MW Contract with Elecnor in Jordan
Nordex Wins Wind Turbine Contract from wpd europe for 36MW Finnish Project
Nordex Receives Contract to Deliver Turbines for Melfi I Project in Italy
Nordex to Supply Turbines for 45MW Project in Lithuania
Nordex to Supply Turbines for Dilek Res Project in Turkey
GE to Supply Wind Turbines to RP Global in Croatia
GE to Start Building 100MW Wind Farm in Kenya in 2015
Vestas Supplies Turbines for RESKO II Project in Poland
Eiffage Builds Solar Park in Bordeaux in France
Yingli Green Energy to Power Solar Plant in France
OPDE Begins Construction of a New Solar Farm in the U.K.
Ethiopian Electric Power Signs MOU with Green Technology Africa
Trina Solar Supplies Modules to Large-Scale Projects in the U.K.
SunPower Provides Solar Panels to Four Solar Power Plants
China Invests in Russian Solar Energy Sector
B&W Consortium to Build Waste-to-Energy Power Plant in Scotland
Lockheed Martin, Concord Blue to Build Waste-to-Power Facility in Germany
Abengoa to Develop Large Biomass Power Plant in Belgium
Enel to Build Geothermal–Biomass Hybrid Renewable Energy Plant in Italy
Hamburger Hungária Power Selects Metso for Power Plant in Hungary
Chinese CWE to Build Hydroelectric Plant in Ghana
New Construction of Stortemelk Hydro Plant in South Africa
RusHydro Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Siemens
Alstom Signs Agreement with Vattenfall for Power Plant in Germany
Serbian Power Grid Operator to Invest in Network Upgrade
Azerbaijan to Launch Second Combined Cycle Power Plant
Dangote Cement Seeks License for 75MW Power Plant in Tanzania
GE's Gas Turbines to Help Provide Uninterrupted Power in Iraq
Nuclear: New Developments, 4Q14
South Korea to Implement Nuclear Project in Europe
Alstom, OKG Sign Service Agreement at NPP in Sweden
Westinghouse to Supply Safety System to Ukraine's Nuclear Power Plants
Hungary, Russia Ink Agreement for Nuclear Plant Development
Finland, Russia Sign Hydro and Nuclear Deal
Rosatom Set to Build Jordan's First Nuclear Power Plant
Russia to Start Building Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey
Ghana Awaits Final Approval to Develop Nuclear Power Plant
Russia to Provide Armenia with Loan for Repair of the Nuclear Power Plant
The U.K.'s Nuclear Decommissioning to Continue Next Year
Smart Grid, Smart Meter, and Energy-Efficiency Initiatives (Including Smart Cities), 4Q14
Unión Fenosa to Invest in Electricity Grids in Castile-León
Ericsson Supports Elektrilevi in Deploying Smart Meters in Estonia
S&T Wins Smart Metering Order in Poland
Tauron Dystrybucja Chooses OSGP for Smart City Project in Poland
AS Sadales tīkls Proceeds with Smart Meter Rollout
Kenya Power Starts Smart Meter Pilot for High-End Consumers
Ghana Introduces Prepaid Smart Meters
South African Mini Grid Uses Conlog AMI System
South Africa Deploys Smart Meters and Lighting to Boost Efficiency
The U.S. Approaches Nigeria to Develop a Smart Grid Road Map
E.ON Selects Enoro's Meter Data Management Solution
Salzburg Signs Smart Metering Contract with Atos in Austria
NLE's New App for Smart Meter Users
Green Energy Options Wins Opportunity to Innovate with EDF Energy
Veolia, IBM Partner to Develop Smarter Water Solutions for Cities
Landis+Gyr, Powel Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement
Powel, Kamstrup Expand Partnership
Itron Launches Prepayment Meter Solution
Major eMobility Agreements, 4Q14
Renault-Nissan Alliance Sells 200,000th Electric Vehicle
CLEVER to Add 100 Fast Charging Stations to European EV Infrastructure
Wireless Charging Gets a Boost from Qualcomm Investment in Chargemaster
ICT Ecosystem Major Acquisitions and Agreements, 4Q14
Kamstrup Acquires Saseco
Cloudera, Teradata Extend Partnership to Drive Big Data Analytics
ICT Contract Wins, 4Q14
Enel Selects C3 Energy to Provide SaaS Solutions
EDP Signs New Application Management Contract with CGI
ICT Product Announcements, 4Q14
Aclara Launches a New Data Management System
AVEVA Offers Safety and Efficiency in Asset Operations
Itron Expands Itron Riva with Smart Load Control
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Related Research
Figure: EMEA Real GDP Growth by Country/Region, 2014
Figure: Brent Oil Price Trend 12-Month Hindsight
Figure: Electricity Prices: Major European Power Exchanges
Figure: Dow Jones Euro STOXX Utilities Index ($)
Figure: NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Total Return
Figure: Société Générale ERIX Index 12-Month Hindsight

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