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Perspective: EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: January–March 2016

Perspective: EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: January–March 2016

This IDC Energy Insights Perspective provides a quick one-stop-shopping overview of the EMEA utilities industry in the first quarter of 2016, covering:M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developmentsNew financing dealsMajor completed plant and infrastructure projectsMajor ongoing plant and infrastructure construction projects, pilots, and new announcements Updates on nuclear developmentsSmart metering, smart grid, and energy-efficiency initiativesMajor emobility activitiesICT ecosystem major acquisitions and agreementsMajor ICT and operational technology contract winsICT product announcementsTo 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
GDP Trends
Demand, Supply, and Prices
Oil Indicators
Electricity Prices
Listed Utilities Performance
Renewables
Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
Smart Grids, Smart Metering, and Smart Cities
M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 1Q16
Latvijas Gāze Splits into Two Firms
Finland's Fortum to Take Control of Polish Utility Duon
EDF Énergies Nouvelles Acquires 50% Interest in SITAC
The U.K. Green Investment Bank and Equitix Acquire Ignis Biomass Power Plant
Enel Green Power Acquires Stake in Erdwärme Oberland
Lietuvos Energija Acquires Tuuleenergia Wind Power Plant in Estonia
Renewables Infrastructure Acquires Stake in Solar Power Projects in France
Aquila Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Norway's Largest Wind Park
MEAG Acquires Solar Park from BayWa r.e.
ACWA Power International Acquires Sunrise Solar Energy Power Plant in Jordan
Enertronica Acquires 70% Stake in Sertum Energy in Namibia
Thüga Erneuerbare Energien Acquires Wind Farm in Germany
BayWa Acquires 31 Wind Power Projects in Germany from Juwi
Cerberus European Investments Acquires Wind Farm in Spain from Civis
Africa Finance Acquires Stake in Cabeolica Wind Farm in Cape Verde
Transeastern Power Trust to Acquire a Wind Project in Romania
Eolus Vind to Acquire 50% Interest in Wind Farm from Rabbalshede Kraft
PGNiG Plans to Acquire Coal-Fired Heating and Power Plants in Poland
Capital Stage to Acquire Four Solar Farms in Italy
Engie to Sell 13GW of Power Generation Assets
SSE to Sell Stake in Clyde Wind Farm
RWE Stops $1.4 Billion U.K. Onshore Wind Plans
Centrica to Gradually Exit Wind Power
Vattenfall Ends Dismantling of Offshore Wind Farm
Gamesa Divests 24MW in Poland
Kenyan Wind Power Project Cancelled Due to Land Disputes
ACWA Power Signs PPA with National Electric Power Company
ACWA Power Signs MOU with Silk Road Fund
Fifty-Six Companies Receive Temporary Licenses to Establish Solar and Wind Plants
New Financing Deals, 1Q16
UAE Commits $10 Billion Finance for Renewable Energy Projects
AfDB Approves $138 Million for Ruzizi III Hydropower Project
NIB Finances Biomass Power Plant and Fiber Optic Network in Sweden
EBRD Supports Efficient Electricity Generation in Atyrau, Kazakhstan
New Energy Project Targets Increased Access to Electricity for Liberians
Rwanda Wins $840,000 SEFA Grant for Green Mini-Grids
Boralex Completes Project Financing for St-Patrick Wind Farm in France
Peel Energy Completes Project Financing for Wind Farm Project in Kent
Xaris Energy Finances Walvis Bay Gas-Fired Power Project in Namibia
BaltCap Completes Project Financing for Mali and Tamba Wind Farm in Estonia
Qaiwan Secures $105 Million Loans for 442MW Power Plant
Major Completed Plant and Infrastructure Projects, 1Q16
Ormat Inaugurates Plant 4 in Olkaria III Complex in Kenya
EFT Begins Testing First 300MW Power Plant in Bosnia
E.ON Begins Operations of Amrumbank West Offshore Wind Farm
ACCIONA Energia Commences Operations of Third Wind Farm in Poland
2GW Solar Power Project Launched in Aswan, Egypt
PowerChina Inaugurates 233MW Solar Power Plant in Algeria
Morocco to Switch on the First Phase of Large Concentrated Solar Power Plant
Tata Power JV Commissions 120MW Hydropower Unit in Zambia
Keppel Hands Over $120.5 Million Waste-to-Energy Plant to Polish Client
Light Up Lagos Initiative Replaces 58-Year-Old Transformer
Major Ongoing Plant and Infrastructure Construction Projects, Pilots, and New Announcements, 1Q16
Northern Powergrid to Upgrade Electricity Infrastructure in South Yorkshire
Linde Wins Major Order from Gazprom to Build Gas Processing Plants
Sumitomo Begins Construction on Tanzania's First Gas-Fired CCPP
TAQA Ready to Break Ground on 140MW Wind Farm in Morocco
CMEC Inks $221 Million Kenyan Wind Farm Project Contract
Nordex Wins New Order for Construction of 35MW Wind Farm in Ireland
Vestas to Provide Eight V126-3.3MW Wind Turbines for Eolus Vind
Vestas Wins Wind Turbines Supply Order from Energix for Kozielice Wind Park
Fosen Vind to Invest $1.2 Billion in Wind Power Complex in Norway
Vestas Receives Order for Wind Turbine from IMPAX in Ireland
MHI Vestas Will Supply Turbines to Norther in Belgium
Gamesa Wins Order from Energiekontor for Wind Turbines in Germany
KenGen Plans to Invest in a Wind Farm in Kenya
GE Renewable Energy to Provide 43 Turbines for Two Wind Projects in France
EnBW Obtains Service Agreement for Iberdrola Offshore Wind Park
RPS to Deliver Ecological Protection for Three Onshore Wind Farms in Scotland
CG Wins Contract from Energinet.Dk to Connect Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea
Prysmian and Siemens to Build 700MW Link Between the Netherlands and Denmark
Siemens Wins $81 Million Wind Turbine Deal for Bosnian Utility
Nexans to Increase Wind Power Potential in Romania
FUTUREN Obtains Permission to Build Wind Farm in France
Thames Water Utilities to Invest in Floating Solar Power Plant in the U.K.
U.K. Firm to Construct $2.5 Million Solar Project in Kenya
BXC Company Ghana to Invest in Solar Power Plant in Central Ghana
Emerging Power Uganda to Invest in Solar Power Plant in Uganda
Access Uganda Solar to Build Power Plant in Uganda
Phoenix Solar and Asunim to Build Photovoltaic Power Plants in Turkey
METKA EGN Signs Seven Contracts for Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants
Saxlund Wins Order from Babcock & Wilcox for Biomass Handling System in the U.K.
Solar 21 Renewable Energy to Invest in Biomass Power Plant in England
GE to Build Biomass-Fired Power Plant in Belgium
Israel's First Bio-Waste Power Plant to Be Built
B&W Vølund Receives Contract for U.K. Waste-to-Energy Power Plant
Aker Solutions Starts Pioneering CO2 Capture Project in Norway
ZPC and Intratrek Sign Construction Deal for Hydropower Project in Zimbabwe
Kenya Signs $408 Million Loan with Japan for 140MW Geothermal Plant
Turkish Company to Invest in Peat Power Plant in Rwanda
Slovakia Signs MOU with Theta Energy to Invest in Power Plant
Nuclear: New Developments, 1Q16
Investment in South Ukraine Nuclear Plant Approved
EDF to Extend the Life of Four U.K. Nuclear Power Stations
France Acquires Stake in Hinkley Point C Nuclear Project
European Commission Gives the Green Light for French-Chinese Nuclear Project in the U.K.
Smart Grid, Smart Meter, and Energy-Efficiency Initiatives (Including Smart Cities), 1Q16
SSE Installs 150,000th Smart Meter in the U.K.
SMS Secures Five U.K. Smart Metering Deals
Spark Energy Prepares for First Smart Meter Rollout
Elster and Enexis Expand Dutch Smart Metering Contract
Enexis Picks Sagemcom as Supplier of LTE Smart Meters
Iskraemeco Supplies SEC with 55,000 Smart Meters
EKDC in Nigeria Commences Rollout of Prepaid Meters
Cyan Secures Second Contract with Micromodje
ECG Teams up with Local Telco on Smart Meter Rollout in Ghana
WAVIOT Completes Russian Smart Water AMI Project
Itron Addresses East Jerusalem Water Shortage Concerns
Kamstrup to Provide Smart Meters to Iran
German Utility NEW Netz Uses Trilliant Module for Smart Grid Pilot
Itron to Achieve G3-PLC Certification for Linky Smart Meters in France
Norwegian Utilities Buy New Software to Centralize Meter Data Management
Troms Kraft Nett Boosts Meter Data Management
E.ON's Digimondo Helps Cities Capitalize on IoT in Germany
UAE's DEWA and RWE Sign MOU on Smart Energy
Yingli Green Energy Partners with Iberdrola for New Smart Solar Product
Electric Ireland and Accenture Announce Smarter Living Collaboration
O2 and AT&T Partner on Home Energy Management Platform
LG Set to Launch New Smart Home Appliances Hub
O2 to Deploy Netcracker Billing Solution
Major eMobility Agreements, 1Q16
The U.K. Offers $10.8 Million for Greener Cars
BMW and Viessmann Partner on Smart Energy Storage Solutions
RWE and Uniper Sign MOU to Expand Charge Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles
ICT Ecosystem Major Acquisitions and Agreements, 1Q16
Capgemini Acquires oinio
Atos, Engineering, Orange, and Telefónica Create FIWARE Foundation for IoT
LogNet Billing Opens a New Innovation Center in Prague
ICT Contract Wins, 1Q16
Vodafone Wins $113 Million Contract with ScottishPower Energy Networks
Göteborg Energi Signs Outsourcing Agreement with Tieto
RWE Deploys Cloud-Based SaaS Platform at Czech Branch
Loiste Group Signs up for Enoro's Utilytics
Vaasan Sähkö Signs up for Enoro's Utilytics
Places for People Energy Selects Junifer Utilities CIS
ICT Product Announcements, 1Q16
Siemens Adds Big Data to Smart Grid Application
C3 IoT Releases Platform for Internet of Things
Siemens and IBM Team up for Next Generation of Cloud-Based Building Energy Management Solutions
Israeli Telecom Company Unveils Utility Cybersecurity Solution
Junifer Systems Launches Real-Time Access for Customers Switching
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