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Utilities Asset Operations Quarterly Update: April–June 2019

Utilities Asset Operations Quarterly Update: April–June 2019

This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of utilities' asset operations in 2Q19, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; new financial deals; major traditional infrastructure projects; major renewables infrastructure projects; new developments in water and nuclear; smart meter and smart grid initiatives; and emobility developments, ICT contract wins, and product announcements."The utility industry has been severely disrupted. While developed countries focus on decarbonizing the sector, developing countries are tasked with building as much new capacity as possible to feed growing energy demand, which includes traditional generation and renewable generation. Many countries are also facing water crises, forcing them to invest in new or refurbished water assets," said Gaia Gallotti, associate research director, IDC Energy Insights in Europe.

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Situation Overview
Business Environment, 2Q19
Oil Prices
Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets
Listed Utilities Performance
M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 2Q19
AEP Completes $1B Acquisition of Sempra
Atlantic Power Expands Its Portfolio of Biomass Energy
ENGIE and Tokyo Gas to Invest in Mexico Renewables Developer
Vattenfall Wins First Power Distribution Network Contract in the U.K.
SUSI Partners Acquires 50% of California-Based Energy Storage Portfolio
Siemens to Sell Majority Stake in Power and Gas Businesses
New Financing Deals, 2Q19
New York Commits $280 Million for Energy Storage Projects
UKRI Launches $38 Million Fund for Smart Energy Start-Ups
EIB Approves $4.5B in Smart Energy Financing
Mozambique Gets $148M to Increase Access to Electricity
Ethiopia Secures Grant to Roll Out Hydropower Projects
Renewable Energy Fund Achieves $227M in Africa
OVO Foundation Funds Electrification Projects in Kenya
BBOXX Bags $8 Million Loan to Accelerate Solar Home Systems in Rwanda
Tanzania Approves $309 Million for Stiegler's Gorge Contractor
China Obtains Grant to Scale-Up Distributed Renewable Energy
Major Traditional Infrastructure Projects, 2Q19
E.ON to Commission 2,500 Digital Transformer Stations
Alliander Implements DNV GL's Online Monitoring Tool Smart Cable Guard
Kenya Power Enhances Capacity at Garissa Substation
Major Renewables Infrastructure Projects, 2Q19
China Approves 21GW Of Renewables Projects
Enel Green Power RSA Constructs 140MW Oyster Bay Wind Farm
Enel Green Power Starts Construction of 90MW Azov Wind Farm in Russia
Ørsted Eyes Building Two Wind Farms in Taiwan
Vattenfall, Siemens Gamesa Install Turbines at North Sea Wind Farm
Tucson Electric Power Hires EDF to Build Its Largest Wind Farm
Senegal Gets Wind Turbines for Its First Large-Scale Wind Farm
Construction of Floating Solar Array in California Started
Shell to Replace Gas with Solar for Oman Port
Consortium Wins Bid to Build 500MWac Solar PV Plant in Oman
EDF to Develop 800MW Hybrid Renewables Plant in Morocco
Iberdrola Launches Brazilian Hydro Plant to Serve 1M People
New Partnership to Trial Tide, Hybrid Renewables
Vattenfall Pilots Salt Technology with 10x the Capacity of Water Storage
Moixa to Build VPP as First Phase of UK Smart Energy Project
DEWA Builds Dubai's First Virtual Power Plant
Vibeco Working with Siemens to Pilot VPP Technology in Finland
Nuclear: New Developments, 2Q19
Rwanda Signs Nuclear Energy Deal with Morocco
Pennsylvanian Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Is Shutting Down
Water: New Developments, 2Q19
Biwater Awarded $272M Contract in Ghana
Illinois American Water Invests $1.8M in City of Farmington's Water System
Aurora Water Upgrades for Next-Generation Metering Services
IDE Technologies to Provide Reverse Osmosis Solutions to Singapore
Smart Meter and Smart Grid Initiatives, 2Q19
ONE Nordic, Telia to Connect 900,000 IoT-Enabled Smart Meters in Sweden
Nova Scotia Announces Smart Meter and Workforce Management Initiative
Denmark Completes Nationwide Rollout of IoT Network
Ameren Partners on 1.4M Smart Meters Project
Taiwan Power Company Choses Greenbird for Smart Metering IT Infrastructure
Aqualectra Is Deploying Smart Grid to the Island Nation of Curaçao
OVO Offers Smart Gas and Electric Metering on Single Platform
Siemens to Enhance U.S. Grid Network in $6.4M DOE Contract
Australia Proposes $36M Microgrid Pilot
Liberty Utilities to Deploy Smart Metering to 700,000 Consumers
Grand Bahama Deploys AMI for Grid Modernization
Major eMobility Agreements, 2Q19
France to Invest $223M for Autonomous Electric Public Transport
Sweden Pilots One-of-a-Kind Mobile EV Charging System
Irish Government to Invest $23M in HV EV Charging Points
$32M in Funding Available to Drive U.K. Low-Carbon Vehicle Tech
Smart EV Charging Network Optimizes Use of Renewable Energy in Amsterdam
U.K. Youth to Design the EV Charging Point of the Future
Yellow Cab Enters Utility Initiative to Expand EV Portfolio
Enel Launches Italy's First E-Scooter Sharing Service
Power Ledger and Silicon Valley Power Trial to Turn EVs into Mobile ATMs
ICT Contract Wins, 2Q19
UKPN Plans for Advanced Electricity Network Control System
Snam, Cisco Sign Agreement to Develop IoT Tech
Naturgy Signs Hybrid Cloud Services Agreement with IBM to Boost Digital Transformation
Equinor Signs Three-Year Contract Extension with Capgemini
Gasunie, Accenture Deploy New Digital Gas Transport Management System
Lyse Extends Strategic IT Partnership with Tieto
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