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Utilities Asset Operations Quarterly Update: October–December 2022


Gaia Gallotti
Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: Utilities Asset Operations Quarterly Update, October–December 2022

New Market Developments and Dynamics

Situation Overview

Business Environment, 4Q22

Figure: Worldwide Real GDP Growth by Region, 2022

Demand and Prices

Oil Prices

Figure: Brent Oil Price and WTI Crude Oil Price Trends, January–December 2022

Clean Energy and Sustainability

Indicators of Renewable Performances on Financial Markets

Figure: NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Total Return, January–December 2022

Listed Utilities Performance

Figure: Dow Jones Indexes, January–December 2022

M&As, Agreements, Reorganizations, and Major Business Developments, 4Q22

bp to Buy U.S. Biogas Producer Archaea for $4.1 Billion

Shell to Buy Danish Firm Nature Energy for Nearly $2B

Octopus Energy Acquires Bulb

U.K.'s National Grid to Pay Smart Meter Homes to Reduce Energy Use

Octopus Energy Announces Flexibility Scheme that Pays Prosumers to Support the Grid

Portuguese Galp Gás Natural Distribuição Rebrands to Floene

Google, C40 Cities Launch Carbon-Free Energy Pilot

Nigerian REA Signs MOU to Develop Rural Solar Energy Projects

Scala Data Centers Inks Deal with Enel for Power Supply in Latin America

New Financing Deals, 4Q22

EIB Announces $29.9B Equity Supercharge for REPowerEU

Iberdrola Taps EIB for $215M Smart Grid Development

Endesa Planning to Invest Nearly $1B to Digitalize Catalonia's Grid

Latvian TSO to Invest Over $516.8M in Digital Grid Solutions

ENGIE Energía Builds Wind Farm in Peru with IDB Invest Support

CABEI Approves $100M for El Salvador's CEL

GreenSwitch Smart Grid Project to Receive $77M from the EU

Major Traditional Infrastructure Projects, 4Q22

New Gas-Fired Plant to Nearly Double Guyana's Power Generation

NET Power's Allam Cycle 300MW Gas-Fired Project to be Built in Texas

ESB Gives Contract to Build Gas-Fired Power Plant in Ireland

Switzerland Secures 250MW GE Gas Power Plant for Winter Reserve

Thailand Starts Up First of Two Natural Gas-Fired CCP Plants

Major Renewables Infrastructure Projects, 4Q22

Kazakhstan Advances 40GW Renewables to Power Green Hydrogen for EU

ENGIE Signs Vestas to Implement Wind Project in Latin America

Saudi Arabia's ACWA Signs PPA in Uzbekistan

Japan's First Large Offshore Wind Farm Starts Operations

GreenYellow Signs First Major Solar PPA with 2W Energia in Brazil

First Virtual Power Plant Inaugurated in Greek Energy Market

Major Green Hydrogen Projects, 4Q22

SoCalGas Produces First Green Hydrogen in a Home Microgrid

Everfuel Starts Producing Green Hydrogen at Europe's Largest Electrolyzer

Water: New Developments, 4Q22

Tetra Tech Wins Contract for Climate-Resilient Water & Sanitation Services

Singapore to Connect 300,000 Itron Smart Water Meters

Schneider Electric Upgrades Digital Twin Tools for Water and District Energy Utilities

U.S. Tech Partnership to Advance Utility Water Loss Detection and Metering

Smart Meter and Smart Grid Initiatives, 4Q22

New York Approves Revelo Advanced Meter

PNM Proposes $344M Grid Modernization Plan in New Mexico

Egyptian NDEDC Awards Grid Control and AMI Contracts to Siemens

Finland's Vaasa Electricity Network to Install 65,000 Smart Meters

Minnesota Utility Installs Smart Grid AMI for Enhanced EV Load Management

Romania Secures $411.8M for Massive Grid Overhaul

FirstEnergy Completes Three-Year U.S. Smart Grid Automation Project

Red Eléctrica, EnerAgen Collaborate on Smart Meter Analysis Hub

Duke Energy, AWS Partner Up on Smart Grid Solutions

Equinor, Hitachi Energy to Develop High-Tech HVDC/AC Grid Connectors

Microgrid Initiatives and Agreements, 4Q22

Minnesota Utility Wants to Expand Work on Community Microgrids

ADF to Finance Rural Electrification in Togo Through Mini-Grid Deployment

ZOLA Electric Commissions Solar Mini-Grid Power Project in Rwanda

ORPC, Schneider Electric Join Forces for Marine Energy Microgrids

Major Hybrid and Battery Energy Storage Projects, 4Q22

Tesla Battery Installed Near Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Power

Zenobē Kicks Off Grid Stability Battery Projects in Scotland

Vicinity Centres, Enel X Partner on Battery Storage Projects

NHOA to Supply Energy Storage System in Latin America

GM Launches Energy Storage Business

InoBat Inks Declaration for EV Battery Gigafactory in Serbia

Major eMobility Agreements, 4Q22

East Bay Community Energy Launched EV Charging Program

Hertz, bp Collaborate on EV Charging in North America

Volkswagen Steps Up EV Battery Development and Production

Pay-As-You-Drive Electric Motorcycles Hit the Roads in Rwanda

Conservation and Energy-Efficiency Initiatives and Sustainability Projects, 4Q22

Smart Meters and Heat Pumps to Drive Belgian Domestic Flexibility

SCP Partners with Recurve for VPPs in Sonoma, Mendocino Counties

Hoosier Energy Member Co-ops Launches "Connect to Save" Program

TenneT Launches Flexibility Monetization Tool

ARENA, Shell Energy to Demonstrate Commercial Flexibility in Australia

Major IT Ecosystem Agreements, IT Contract Wins, IT Product Announcements, 4Q22

PwC Acquires Data-Focused Consulting Firm Sagence

Propeye Integrates Semtech's LoRa Devices for U.S. Launch

Cognizant Acquires Energy and Utility Specialist Utegration

DEWA Launches DEWAVerse Platform on Metaverse

Eletrobras Digitalizes with Google Cloud

Centrica Extends Relationship with Cognizant

FirstEnergy Implements Oracle Advanced Distribution Management System

Greek ELPEDISON Chooses GE Digital Software for APM

Naturgy's Field Technicians Empowered by OverIT's Augmented Reality

National Grid Installs LineVision's Dynamic Line Rating Sensors

Reactive Technologies Launches Tradenergy for Short-Term Energy Traders


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