Opinion on Power in Netherlands

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A nuclear future for the Netherlands

The Netherlands will remain reliant on nuclear generation for the foreseeable future in a deliberate pro-nuclear policy stance, in addition to its continued dependence on natural gas. Together, these fuels will supply two fifths of total generation in 2030.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2013
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Logica advances its smart grid capabilities with Starview Technology

The recent news that Logica has partnered with Starview Technology to create the Real-Time Demand Automator is further evidence of its commitment to leading the development of technologies to support smart energy functionality. Given the firm's relative strength in the European utility industry, it appears to be positioning itself well, particularly in the analytics space.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2010
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RWE: Essent acquisition will boost European presence

Following the unbundling of the Dutch utilities market in July 2008, RWE is poised to purchase Essent, achieving a long held ambition to acquire assets in Holland. Although the E9.3 billion price tag is higher than many expected, RWE will acquire approximately 6,200MW of generation in Holland, with lower levels of emissions than its existing capacity in Germany.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2009
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CCS: technology's prospects boosted by Dutch government

The Dutch government has granted Shell and a consortium led by GDF-Suez E30m to develop proposed carbon capture and storage schemes that are expected to capture a combined two million tones of CO2 over the next 10 years. While one of the schemes will use depleted gas fields, the pioneering use of depleted coal mines in the other may encourage further investment in the technology in future.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2009
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Latest EU renewables directive set to benefit RWE and the Netherlands

The latest EU renewables directive proposal sets legally binding 2020 renewables final energy targets and facilitates the pan-European trade of renewable certificates. Such legislation lays the groundwork for renewable energy sources to become major pillars of future EU energy supply and puts renewables at the heart of utility corporate strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2008
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European power market: absence of regulator could impede progress

France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have signed an agreement to integrate their electricity transmission systems. This deal is being hailed by some as the first step towards a fully integrated European wholesale market. However, the lack of an independent, comprehensive regulator may slow movement towards this goal, and towards facilitating cross-border trade.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2007
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Nuon: shareholders holding out for a better deal

The proposed merger between Dutch utilities Nuon and Essent has hit the buffers, with two Dutch provinces which own 23% of Nuon opposing the planned deal. While it may seem strange that the shareholders would oppose the creation of a new national champion, it could be that they would prefer to hold out for a wealthier suitor such as E.ON or Enel.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2007
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Nuon/Essent: merger could expose holes in European energy policy

Dutch power and gas firms Nuon and Essent have entered into merger talks, which could result in the formation of an E20 billion utility company. While such a large player would benefit from various synergies and economies of scale, the primary aim of the anticipated merger would be more of a defensive ploy than an attempt by the two companies to augment their market-competitive profile.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2007
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Belpex: one small leap for European wholesale market development

Europe's largest power exporter, France, has agreed to wholesale power market coupling with its lowland neighbors, Belgium and the Netherlands. Multinational day-ahead trading is scheduled to commence at Belpex later in November. While this represents a forward step towards a single European energy market, it alone will not redress underlying market inefficiencies.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2006
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Netherlands: Network liberalization will guarantee both consolidation and competition

By creating a fully independent transmission system the Dutch government may hasten Nuon's takeover by a foreign utility. However, after European utilities consolidate, fully independent transmission networks may turn out to have been a prescient policy decision.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2006

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