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Utilities Asset Operations Quarterly Update: October-December 2018

Utilities Asset Operations Quarterly Update: October-December 2018

This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of utilities asset operations in 4Q18, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; new financial deals and major traditional infrastructure projects; major renewables infrastructure projects; water new developments; nuclear new developments; smart meter and smart grid initiatives; emobility developments, ICT contract wins, and product announcements."The utility industry has been severely disrupted. While developed countries are focused on decarbonizing the sector, developing countries are tasked with building as much new capacity as possible to feed their growing energy demand, including traditional generation and renewable generation. Many countries are also facing water crises, forcing them to invest in water assets, either new or refurbished," said Gaia Gallotti, research manager, IDC Energy Insights.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Situation Overview
Business Environment, 4Q18
Demand and Prices
Oil Prices
Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
Listed Utilities Performance
Energy-Efficiency Activities, 4Q18
M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 4Q18
Drax to Buy Storage Plants from Iberdrola for $922 Million
ENGIE Acquires Controlling Stake in Simpa Energy India
Sumitomo Buys 29.5% Stake in French Offshore Wind Projects
SK E&S Sells 49% Stake Natural Gas Plant in Seoul to Thailand's EGCO
Enel Exits 410MW Italian Solar JV
Tata Power Buys 75.01% Of Bara Power Plant in India
New Financing Deals, 4Q18
World Bank to Invest $200 Billion in "Climate Action" over Five Years
U.S. DoE Injects $28 Million into Next-Generation Grid Security Technologies
Australia's Clean Energy Finance Group Invests $71.82 Million in Renewables Fund
EU Supports Floating Wind Farm in Portugal with $57 Million Loan
Green Climate Fund's $1 Billion Investment in Renewables Includes Projects in India, Indonesia
ADB to Invest $200 Million in Afghanistan's Electrification Projects
Croatia's HEP to Invest $1.85 Billion in Renewable Energy by 2030
$3 Million Pledged to New York Energy Innovation
Major Traditional Infrastructure Projects, 4Q18
Thailand's Gulf Energy, Mitsui Work on Combined-Cycle Power Plant
The Construction of Java-1 PLTGU Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant Begins
Major Renewables Infrastructure Projects, 4Q18
E.ON, Equinor's $1.41 Billion Offshore Wind Farm Sends First Electricity to Grid
Enel Puts Online 620MW of U.S. Wind Farms
Siemens Gamesa Receives 90MW Russian Order from Enel
Equis Bioenergy to Build 50MW Japanese Biomass Power Plant in 2019
Enterprize Energy Eyes 3,400MW Offshore Wind Park in Vietnam
South Korea to Build 4GW Solar and Wind Complex
U.S. Government Approves EDF's 500MW Palen PV Project in California
Enel Begins Construction on 475MW Brazilian Solar Park
Spain's Aragon Signs Agreement for Renewable Gas Projects
Iran, South Korea Sign Contract on Generating Electricity from Waste
Vestas Wins 252MW Indian EPC Deal from ENGIE
Equis Bioenergy to Build 50MW Japanese Biomass Power Plant in 2019
140MW Solar Farm in Australia Gets the Nod
U.S., South Africa Partner on Solar Energy Storage
Nuclear: New Developments, 4Q18
South Korea Shows U.K. Nuclear Interest After Toshiba Scraps Project
Atkins, KBR, Wood Win Deals On $19 Billion Wylfa Nuclear Plant
Water: New Developments, 4Q18
Aqua America Agreed to Acquire Peoples
U.S. Signs Water Bill, Authorizing Nationwide Infrastructure Projects
Downriver Utility Wastewater Partners with Veolia North America
EPA Awards Nearly $19 Million to Vermont Clean Water Projects
EPA Awards Funding for Drinking Water, Wastewater Projects in California, Nevada
EPA Recognizes 30 Projects with CWSRF Loans
USACE Awards $3.4 Million for Lake County Raw Water Pump Station Protection Project
Annapolis City Invests in Clean Water with GreenVest
DEWA Automates Metering for 80.6% of Emirates Customers
City of Waco Signs Contract with Itron to Improve Water Efficiency and Reduce Water Loss
Anglian Water Taps into AVEVA for Smart Water Solution
Kraft Heinz China Selects Veolia Water Technologies with In-House Wastewater Treatment
EU-Funded POWERSTEP Project Looks at Increasing Net Energy Wastewater Treatment Using Current Technology
Smart Meter and Smart Grid Initiatives, 4Q18
North Carolina Expands Customer Base Under Intelligent Grid Operations
SSVEC Partners with Landis+Gyr for Advanced Metering Technology Upgrade
City of Dothan in Alabama Selects Aclara for Pilot Deployment Project of Combination Electricity, Water AMI
Runestone Upgrades Grid Communications for Advanced Metering
Costa Rica Electricity Cooperatives to Modernize Grid with Itron OpenWay Riva IoT Solution
DEWA to Install 270,000 New Smart Meters
Kuwait Launches New Smart Meter Project
Oman's Automatic Meter Reading Initiative Goes Live
Uzbekistan Signs Smart Meter Deal
Tochigi in Japan Pilots LORAWAN-Enabled Smart Gas Meters
Entergy Expands Contract with Itron for Grid Management
Port in California, Schneider to Develop Microgrid for Long Beach
DEWA Expands Grid Capabilities with $25.3 Million in Contracts
Caruna Finland Expands the Use of the NES System
Lithuania Pilots NB-IoT Smart Gas and Electric Meters
Major eMobility Agreements, 4Q18
Duke Energy Unveils Park and Plug EV Initiative
Enel X Deals with National Park for EV Network Rollout
EDF Energy Enters eMobility Partnership with Nissan
E.ON Optimizes EV Charging with New IT Backbone
Tritium to Expand Into EU, U.S. in New EV Charging Partnership
Audi, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz Sign Up as Chargefox Rolls Out 350kW EV Charger Network
eMotorWerks, LO3 Energy Partner to Integrates EV Charging and Energy Trading
Ford, Volvo Team up with Baidu in China Autonomous Vehicle Push
New DC Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles in Singapore
Statkraft Buys Controlling Stake in German EV Charging Start-Up
Edinburgh Blazes Green Trail with New EV Infrastructure Plan
ICT Contract Wins, 4Q18
TCS Partners with ENGIE Laborelec to Protect Critical Infrastructures against Cyber Attacks
Alectra Utilities Accelerates Decentralization of Grid Network
Product Announcements, 4Q18
Amazon Web Services Launches New Region in Sweden
Amazon Web Services to Open Datacenters in South Africa
Evoqua Launches Water One Service Platform Nationwide
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