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Perspective: EMEA Smart Energy Quarterly Update: January–March 2015

Perspective: EMEA Smart Energy Quarterly Update: January–March 2015

This IDC Energy Insights Perspective provides a quick one-stop-shopping overview of major business developments, new financing deals, major projects and pilots, major ICT and operational technology contract wins, and ICT product announcements in the EMEA utilities industry in 1Q15 related to:

  • Renewable and distributed energy sources
  • Smart grids
  • Smart metering
  • eMobility
Please Note: Extended description available upon request.


In This Perspective
Situation Overview
Renewable Energy Market Trends and Incentives
Wind Energy
Solar Energy
Renewable Energy in the EU
Renewable Energy Outside the EU
Renewable Energy Support Schemes
Investments in Renewable Energy Sources
Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
Smart Grids and Smart Metering
Renewable and Distributed Energy Sources Update, 1Q15
RWE Purchases Minority Stake in Conergy
Glennmont Buys 40MW U.K. Biomass Project
DONG Energy Acquires Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm
Statkraft Acquires a 50% Stake in Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Project
ERG Renew Acquires Hydro Inwestycje in Poland
RWE Invested in a New Polish Wind Farm
NextEnergy Solar Fund Purchased a $26 Million PV Plant
Solar Power to Acquire 4.3MW of Photovoltaic Projects in Italy
Financing Secured to Build 85.2MW of Solar in the U.K.
Iberdrola Disclosed Plans to Invest More in Renewable Energy Across the U.K.
E.ON Divests Its Solar Business in Italy
NamPower Unable to Export Hydroelectric Power to South Africa
RWE Cuts Renewable Power Investments in Response to Crisis
World Bank Provides Credit to Ukraine for Power Grid Upgrade
ADB, EBRD, and IFS Provide Loan to Georgia to Boost Hydropower
DEWA Obtains Loan to Finance Solar Energy Project in Dubai
SFI MaREI Centre Gets Additional EU Funds for Marine Energy
Vattenfall's First Turbine at Clashindarroch Wind Farm Now Operational
GDF Suez and Nareva Start Operation of Tarfaya Wind Farm in Morocco
Gas Natural Fenosa Opens Cordal de Montouto Wind Farm in Spain
The U.K. Connects Largest Solar Farm to the National Grid
First Solar Thermal Power Plant for South Africa
Rwanda Connects 8.5MW Utility-Scale PV Plant
Marks & Spencer Chose ET Solar for 6.1MW PV Modules for Solar Rooftop
Kenya's Largest Geothermal Power Complex Started Commercial Operation
Nyabarongo I Hydropower Plant Inaugurated in Rwanda
Two New CCP Units Commissioned at Russian Novogorkovskaya Power Plant
France and Spain Inaugurate the Longest Underground Cable in the Pyrenees
Vattenfall Wins Concession to Build and Operate the Horns Rev 3 Wind Farm
RWE Started Work on a 28MW Wind Project Extension in Poland
Enel Green Power Begun Construction on a New Wind Farm in Italy
BayWa Selects Vestas for 30MW Turbine Deal in the U.K.
CPC Germania Awards Turbines Contract to Vestas
Maevaara Wind Farm Secured Vestas for a 33MW Wind Turbine
Poland Secured Vestas for the Supply of 36MW of Wind Turbines
Terna Energy Chooses Vestas for Wind Turbine Order in Greece
Taaleritehdas Chooses Nordex for Turbines in Finland
STEAG Chooses Nordex to Install a 27MW Wind Farm in France
HydroChina Chosen to Construct 200MW Wind Farm in Kazakhstan
DONG Energy Selects MHI Vestas for First Phase of Walney Extension Project
DONG Energy Choses Siemens for Second Phase of Walney Extension Project
DONG Energy Awards ABB with Cable Contract Walney Extension Project
Moroccan Solar Power Projects Construction Awarded to ACWA Power
UAE Solar Plant to be built by Saudi ACWA Power and Spanish TSK
South Africa Awarded a 100MW CSP Project to a Consortium Led by SolarReserve
Two Biomass Contracts in the U.K. Awarded to Alstom
Alstom Supplies Generators for the Ugandan Karuma Hydropower Project
Egypt Launched a New 10MW Solar Power Project
Energinet.dk Chose ABB for Subsea Cable Order in Denmark
EDF Energies Nouvelles Expands Operations in Belgium
NREA Signed MOUs for the Construction of UAE and Saudi Power Stations
Fortum to Build New Cogeneration Heat Plant in Poland
Komenda Sugar Factory to Generate Own Electricity
Smart Grids Update, 1Q15
Smart Grid Demonstration Project in Poland
Athonet Smartgrid and 3 Italy Implement Industrial IoT Solution
Vattenfall Selected Powel iAM DMS for EU's UPGRID
Landis+Gyr Launched Power Center 3.6 for Smart Grid Applications
Smart Metering Update, 1Q15
DEWA Launches Net Metering Initiative
CGI Selects Gamma to Link Suppliers to U.K.'s Data and Communications Company
EDF Energy Chose Amey for the U.K. Smart Metering Rollout
Alliander Bought 2 Million Smart Meters from Imtech
DONG Energy Awarded a Meter Replacement Contract to Kamstrup
Oman's EHC Signed a Deal with Italian CESI for Smart Metering
Total Gas & Power Pens Deal with Smart Metering Systems
Saudi Electricity Company Contracts Avantha Group for the Supply of Smart Meters
Nigeria Deploys 5,000 Smart Electricity Meters
2i Rete Gas Confirms AEM as Primary Supplier of Smart Gas Meters
Romania's Apa Nova Bucureşti Chose Itron to Upgrade Water Meters
Zimbabwe Will Slash Smart Meter Tender Volume as Bidding Terms Change
Sonelgaz Signs with Mobilis for Smart Meter GSM Data Transfer
DONG Energy Will Deploy Landis+Gyr's GridStream MDMS
SSE Customers Offered tado Smart Thermostat Installation
Neudesic Introduces the Microsoft Azure-Based Smart Meter Analytics Solution
eMobility Update, 1Q15
Endesa and Nissan Sign an Agreement for eMobility in Europe
Iberdrola and BMW Launched a Corporate Electric Car Sharing Service in Spain
Dubai Extends Smart City Efforts with EV Charging Stations
Tesla Charged Ahead at the Grid Storage Market
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