TECH SUPPLIER Aug 2021 - Market Perspective - Doc # US47595321

Utilities Asset Operations Quarterly Update: April–June 2021

By: Phevos Skalidis, Luiza SemernyaResearch Analyst, IDC Energy Insights, EMEA

Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: Utilities Asset Operations Quarterly Update, April–June 2021

New Market Developments and Dynamics

Situation Overview

Business Environment, 2Q21

Figure: Worldwide Real GDP Growth by Region and Forecast Quarter, 2020–2021

Demand and Prices

Oil Prices

Figure: Brent Oil Price and WTI Crude Oil Price Trends 12-Month Hindsight, July 2020–June 2021

Clean Energy and Sustainability

Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets

Figure: NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Total Return

Listed Utilities Performance

Figure: Dow Jones Indexes, July 2020–June 2021

M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 2Q21

SUEZ, Veolia Agree to Merge

Taiwanese Company Buys Majority Stake in ENGIE's Storage and EV Arm

Enel, Grupo De Energía De Bogotá Uniting

Russian LNG Producer NOVATEK Inks Renewables MOU with Fortum

New Financing Deals, 2Q21

EU, EIB Funding to Improve Energy Access in West Africa

World Bank Boosting Burkina Faso's Solar Energy and Access Project in West Africa

Benin Gets World Bank Funds to Scale Up Energy Access

South Korea, AfDB to Spend $600 Million on Energy Projects in Africa

Major Traditional Infrastructure Projects, 2Q21

Two Bulgarian Coal Power Plants to Be Converted to Natural Gas, Hydrogen

Xcel Energy Plans New Gas Power Plants in the U.S.

Major Renewables Infrastructure Projects, 2Q21

Iberdrola Inks Construction Deal for Baltic Eagle Wind Farm

National Grid Teams Up with RWE Renewables to Develop Offshore Wind

Orsted, JWD, Eurus Partnership Sets Sights on Japanese Offshore Wind

AC Energy Builds Large Local Wind Farm in the Philippines

Equinor, RWE, Hydro Team Up for Offshore Wind in Norway

Enel Russia Opens 90MW Wind Farm in the Rostov Region of Russia

RPS Wins Contract for bp and EnBW's UK Offshore Wind Projects

Italy Launches Agricultural Self-Consumption Energy Community

Congo Signs Deal for Two 100MW Solar Plants in Copper Belt

AMEA Power Commissions Utility-Scale Solar Plant by IPP in West Africa

Major Hydrogen Projects, 2Q21

Portugal to Leverage EIB Support to Develop Hydrogen Economy

Uniper, EWE Propose 300MW Renewable Hydrogen Hub at Huntdorf

Gravitricity to Pilot Mine Shafts for Hydrogen Storage in Scotland

South Africa Partners with ENGIE to Study Hydrogen Valley

Water: New Developments, 2Q21

Northumbrian Water Launches Smart Water Metering Rollout in the U.K.

Smart Water Metering for Singapore

WEGoT, Kerlink Partner for LoRaWAN Smart Water Meters for India

Smart Meter and Smart Grid Initiatives, 2Q21

Nigeria to Deploy 36 Million Electricity Meters

Saudi Electricity Finishes Installation of 10 Million Smart Meters

Duke Energy Florida Hits Smart Meter Milestone

Oman to Roll Out 1.2 Million Smart Meters

SMS to Deliver an Additional 1 Million Smart Meters to U.K. Consumers

EDF Hits 100,000 Smart Meter Rollout Milestone in India

Ennatuurlijk to Install 70,000 Smart Heat Meters

Tata Power Deploys First NB-IoT Smart Meters in Delhi

Brazilian Water Company Sabesp Installs 100,000 Smart Water Meters

Italy's Dolomiti Energia Secures $121 Million Aid for Grid Modernzsation

Canada Invests in Smart Grid Modernization and Renewables

Norwegian DSO Signs $242.4 Million Grid Modernization Contract with Siemens Energy

Dominion Energy Virginia Files $669 Million Grid Modernization Plan

Itron Launches Residential Smart Electricity Meter for German Market

Microgrid Initiatives and Agreements, 2Q21

PG&E Unveils Community Microgrid Enablement Program

PG&E Replaces Poles and Wires with Remote Microgrid

Elexicon Energy, Opus One Solutions, and Marshall Homes Design Canada's First Preplanned Nested "Microgrid" Residential Community

Hitachi ABB Power Grids' Battery Storage to Be Used at 214MW Industrial Microgrid in Thailand

Maryland County Deploys Microgrid to Electrify Bus Fleets

DHYBRID Installs Connected Microgrids on 26 Maldivian Islands

Major Hybrid and Battery Energy Storage Projects, 2Q21

Residential Battery Storage to Pilot in Caribbean

Zenobe, EDF to Optimize 100MW Transmission-Connected Battery

Fortum to Build EV Battery Recycling Plant in Finland

Ukraine's First Grid-Scale Battery Energy Storage System Comes Online

U.S. DOE's Argonne National Lab to Use Aggreko Battery in EV Pilot

Major eMobility Agreements, 2Q21

Amsterdam Expands EV Charging Stations with TotalEnergies

Honda Unveils New EV Charging Solution with British Gas and Octopus Energy

Tesla and Partners Install Europe's EV Chargers in Oxford

Siemens Limited, Switch Mobility to Provide eMobility Solutions in India

Renault Signs Three-Year Carbon Emissions Reduction Contract with Iberdrola

Nuvve, Spirii Partner for New V2G Integration Technology Options in Europe and the U.S.

Zaragoza Orders 68 Irizar eMobility Electric Buses

Ofgem to Rewire Britain for EV Charging Upgrade

Ford Acquires EV Charging Management Start-Up Electriphi

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