Opinion on Energy and Utilities in Finland

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CommentWire
CommentWire

European power markets: TSO integration faces numerous obstacles

The Nordic countries are currently seeking to fully integrate their grid network systems so that they operate under a single management. While a number of vertically integrated utilities elsewhere in Europe are also proposing to create an integrated, independent transmission system operator, they should pay heed to the developments in the Nordic market to better grasp the scale of such a task.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Oct 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Finland offers potential solution to UK nuclear finance quandary

With the UK Energy Review well underway, private business in the UK is beginning to indicate the ways by which it would be willing to support the financing of a future nuclear building program. The review will be analyzing the different financing options open to the UK government for new nuclear plant: looking to the Finnish example could provide a plausible vision of the future.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Finnish utilities: customers need to wake up to the competition

The end-user price for Finnish electricity customers has failed to track the fall in wholesale prices following last year's extremely high prices. The conditions that created the price peaks have now dissipated and customers need to be made more aware of this to help drive both switching and competition.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Feb 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fortum: a helping hand from Birka

Taking full control of Sweden's Birka has countered Fortum's losses from lower oil and electricity prices. The company envisages E100 million a year in cost savings from synergies from 2004. With 1.36 million distribution customers, a strong bundled service strategy, and an expected 1-2% rise in Nordic energy consumption, Fortum is on track for a good 2002.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fortum: acquiring to focus on Nordic markets

Buying out Birka is part of Fortum's broader strategy to focus on the Nordic energy markets, as well as expanding in the heat and power segment. Fortum is also divesting its non-core businesses, and may make more acquisitions in the region. This matches the strategy of its main Nordic rival, Vattenfall, of focusing on energy supply in northern Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Lukoil: downstream focus gathers pace

Leading Russian oil producer Lukoil has entered into talks with ConocoPhillips to acquire some 380 filling stations under the Jet brand. This move illustrates the fact that, while the US giant begins a huge divesture program to fund upstream investments, Lukoil is heading downstream with a vengeance.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Lukoil: go West

Lukoil has announced its acquisition of petrol stations in Hungary, while its purchase of Finland's Teboil has also been approved by the European Commission. Not only do these deals secure a dependable outlet for its oil exports, they are also an indication of Lukoil's clear ambition to establish itself firmly in European fuel retail.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Nordic power: Nord Pool price critique highlights need for change

Criticism from a leading Finnish power player over Nord Pool pricing mechanisms has raised interesting issues in light of changing electricity market dynamics. Indeed, the advent of emissions trading brings the market's current pricing mechanism into question, and may signal the need for reform.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Quantum: leaping up the market share rankings

Fortum's [FUM1V.HE] UK businesses look like a good fit for Quantum Energy, which seems to be happy fighting over the smaller volume energy consumers. The extra size from the acquisition and improved financial support from a change in ownership put Quantum in an excellent position to gain market share from its rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jul 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Shell: withdrawing from Finnish market as part of wider rationalization plans

The news that oil giant Shell is to sell its network of Finnish service stations comes on the back of the revelation that the firm is to withdraw from a third of its fuel retail markets globally. Datamonitor predicts that, due to the concentrated nature of the market, it is unlikely that one of the leading players in Finland will purchase the Shell network.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Apr 2010

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