target audience: TECH SUPPLIER Publication date: Apr 2023 - Document type: Market Perspective - Doc Document number: # EUR149140623
EMEA Utilities Industry Quarterly Update: January-March 2023
This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the utilities industry in 1Q23, covering M&As, agreements, reorganizations, and major business developments; new financing deals; major traditional infrastructure projects; major renewables infrastructure projects; major green hydrogen projects; water developments; major hybrid and battery energy storage projects; smart metering, smart grid, and energy-efficiency initiatives; major emobility activities; IT ecosystem major acquisitions and agreements; major IT and OT contract wins; and IT product announcements.
"Unpredictability has become the name of the game among utilities. The events of the past two years have been game-changers. While more immediate matters such as supply security, demand efficiency, and tariff impacts on energy consumers are drawing attention from long-term initiatives, contingent factors such as extreme drought and catastrophic weather events are vivid reminders that climate is a non-linear process that must be addressed with extreme urgency. Utilities will continue to prioritize their net-zero journeys and sustainability efforts, with affordability being of paramount importance," said Gaia Gallotti, associate research director, IDC Energy Insights.