Perspective: EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: October–December 2015

Perspective: EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: October–December 2015This IDC Energy Insights Perspective provides a quick one-stop-shop overview of the EMEA utilities industry in the fourth quarter of 2015, covering:Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), 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 performance. 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
Carbon Emissions and Trading
Renewable Energy Market Trends and Incentives
Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
Smart Grids and Metering
Energy Efficiency
M&A, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 4Q15
Neste-Veolia-Borealis JV to Build a New CHP Plant in Finland
Snam Purchases Stake in Trans Adriatic Pipeline from Norway's Statoil
Consortium to Acquire Stake in Enovos International from RWE and E.ON
EDP Renovaveis to Acquire Stirlingpower Unipessoal
Nebras Power Buys QEWC Shares in AES Oasis
CEE Management Acquires Aston Clinton Solar Park from BayWa r.e.
JLEN Acquires 4.2MWp FiT Solar Portfolio in U.K.
JLEN Acquires 2.3MW Solar Portfolio
EDF EN Polska to Acquire Four Wind Farms from Greentech Energy Systems
Turkmenenergo to Increase Electricity Supply to Afghanistan
Enel Sells Stake in Slovak Power Group, Including Nuclear Plant, to EPH
DEWA, RWE Sign MOU on Smart Energy
New Financing Deals, 4Q15
EU Approves U.K. State Aid for RWE Biomass Power Plant
EBRD to Finance Private Renewables in Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan
EBRD to Finance Egyptian Damanhour Power Plant
Funding Obtained for Egyptian Power Plant Project
U.K. Awards ONZO, University Imperial College London with Grant
Major Completed Plant and Infrastructure Projects, 4Q15
First Power Line from Mainland Russia to Crimea Launched
SSE Reopens Keadby Gas-Fired Power Station
E.ON Completes Construction of Amrumbank West Offshore Wind Farm
Lake Turkana Wind Project Starts Generating Power in Kenya
ESB Completes $36.3 Million Woodhouse Wind Farm in Ireland
RWE Commissions Two New Onshore Wind Power Plants in Poland
Belgium to Power 170 Trains with Wind Energy
KivuWatt Energy Plant Connected to the National Grid in Rwanda
ENGIE Opens Solar Power Plant in Corsica
PGE Launches 0.6MW Photovoltaic Power Plant
France's 300MW Cestas Solar Plant Inaugurated
Major Ongoing Plant and Infrastructure Construction Projects, Pilots, and New Announcements, 4Q15
Iran Signs $6 Billion Power Deal
ZESCO to Establish 600MW Coal Power Station in Sinazongwe, Zambia
Dubai Selects Harbin, ACWA to Build Clean Coal Power Plant
POSCO ENERGY to Construct 300MW Coal-Fired Power Project in Botswana
DONG Energy to Construct 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm
Fortum to Invest $71 Million in Wind Farm in Ulyanovsk, Russia
EDP Renovaveis to Develop Offshore Floating Wind Project in Portugal
Statoil to Build Floating Offshore Wind Farm Hywind in Scotland
Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station to Build 300MW Solar Power Plant
Spanish Company Interested in Building 100MW Electricity Plant in Nigeria
Access Infra Africa to Invest in $100 Million Nigerian Solar Project
Czech Company to Participate in Solar Power Project in Iran
German Companies to Build Solar Power Plants in Iran
Jordan to Build 100MW Solar Plant in Al Qweira
Phoenix Solar, Millennium Energy to Build Power Plants in Jordan
Kenya to Receive Over 2 Million High-Quality Home Solar Systems
Belgium Eco Energy to Begin Construction of 215MW Biomass Power Plant
Olsuswa Energy to Invest in Turkana Geothermal Project in Kenya
Nuclear: New Developments, 4Q15
Hungary to Start Building New Nuclear Blocks in 2018
Egypt, Russia Sign Deal to Build a Nuclear Power Plant
Smart Grid, Smart Meter, and Energy-Efficiency Initiatives (Including Smart Cities), 4Q15
ERDF Starts Deploying 3 Million Linky Smart Meters in France
Itron, Kamstrup Form Metering Alliance in Austria
Norwegian Consortium Selects Kamstrup for AMI Rollout
Kamstrup Picks Telenor Connexion for DONG Energy Smart Meter Rollout
Norwegian Consortium Contracts 282,000 Smart Meters from Eltel
Nigerian Ikeja Electric Kicks Off 300,000 Smart Meter Rollout
PGE Dystrybucja Awards Contract to Consortium for 50,000 Smart Meter Pilot
Rwandan Government Issues Tender for Prepayment Meters
Ghana Utility Teams with Telco on Smart Meter Rollout
Polenergia Completes AMI Rollout with NES
ESB Electric Ireland Launches Smarter Pay As You Go Electricity Program
Scottish Gas Pilots Smart Pay as You Go Meters in Edinburgh
SPEN Selected Tollgrade's Lighthouse Platform
Salzburg Netz Signs Ericsson to Supply Smart Meter IT
Zambia Water Utility Issues Tender for Water Meters
SOGEDO Chooses SIGFOX's IoT Network
South Africa to Overhaul Power Grid to Stem Shortages
EGP Enters Partnership with Powerhive to Build Minigrids in Kenya
E.ON, Ericsson, ABB Collaborate to Develop Smart Energy Solutions
RealValue Project Inaugurated in Dublin
E.ON, Samsung Sign MOU to Cooperate on Energy Storage
Germany's Steag Buys Italian Plug-and-Play Energy Storage System
RWE Partners with Siemens for Distributed Energy IT System
GreenPeak Develops Senior Lifestyle Smart Home Platform
Opower, Enervee Partner on Energy-Efficiency Platform
LG Set to Launch New Smart Home Appliances Hub
Philips, Cisco Form IoT Alliance for Lighting Efficiency
Huawei Unveils New AMI Solution
Major eMobility Agreements, 4Q15
EV Fast-Charging Corridor Opens in Germany
Renault-Nissan Alliance and Partners Install 90 New EV Charge Spots COP21
Kia to Invest $10.2 Billion in Green Car Road Map
ICT Ecosystem Major Acquisitions and Agreements, 4Q15
Wipro to Acquire cellent AG
Schneider Electric Picks Vaisala for Wind Forecasting Service
Cisco Aquires ParStream
Cisco, Ericsson Bet on IoT
CGI, Junifer Systems, Utiligroup Partner for CC&B Solution
ICT Contract Wins, 4Q15
Eneco, Capgemini Join Forces for Innovation and Digital Transformation
MOSL Selects CGI to Develop and Run Core Water Central Market System
Atrias Selects Accenture for Belgium's Energy Clearing House
EEDC Launches GIS Upgrade of Mapping for Metering System
Fjordkraft Selects ONZO for Energy-Efficiency Pilot Project
ICT Product Announcements, 4Q15
Siemens Offers Central Data Hub for Meter Data
Atos Worldgrid Launches Big Data Solution for Utility Companies
Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications for the Utilities
CGI Releases ARM 2 Suite
LogNet Billing Releases Fifth Version of its MaxBill Solution
Redknee Unveils Platform to Monetize IoT for Utilities
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