Opinion on Energy and Utilities in Netherlands

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CommentWire
CommentWire

NRE: bidding war may require Dutch courage

According to the Dutch financial newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad, NRE, a regional energy supplier in the Netherlands, is going to be taken over. Four potential bidders have been mentioned, and each would have different reasons for doing so. However, given the financial strength of each of the four, the final price is likely to be high.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

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
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Netherlands green energy: new entrants disagree with incumbents on importance of price

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

National Grid: new interconnectors will boost efficiencies

The new interconnection capacity between the UK, Norway, the Netherlands and Ireland should increase efficiencies. It will take advantage of variations in the different countries' installed capacity and demand characteristics, and may alleviate potential problems associated with shrinking reserve capacity.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Lukoil: brand new to western forecourts

Lukoil is keen to continue its charge across the European forecourt retailing sector as displayed by its interest in the soon-to-be-auctioned portfolio of ChevronTexaco forecourt retailing sites in the Benelux countries. With upstream infrastructure already in place, the capture of such a valuable retail network will ensure Lukoil achieves its goal of establishing its brand as a major player.

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

LPG: UK to pump up consumption by 39% per year

Published By Datamonitor
24 May 2001
Expert View
Expert View

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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Laurus: survival strategy

Eight months since Dutch supermarket group Laurus announced a radical change in strategy to turn around years of dismal performance, it has made only limited headway in the face of severe competition. The recent resignation of CEO Harry Bruijiniks could well be a reflection of the inability of the strategy to work.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2006
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Expert View

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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Expert View

Is there a market for 'no-frills' fuel retailing?

Service stations are getting more like 'one-stop-shops' every day. With products from hot food to Internet access, you could be forgiven for forgetting the fuel was there. The major reason is that retailers make low margins on fuel. But in that case, why are Petroplus' fuel-only unmanned sites doing so well in the Netherlands? Datamonitor's Mike Phillips looks at the curious case of Tango...

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2002

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