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CommentWire
CommentWire

AEP: joining the rush back home

US utilities from AEP to Reliant are running scared from competitive retail markets outside the US. Only TXU, which also has to face deregulation back home in Texas, is presently capable of operating successfully in such a challenging environment.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

AES: cutbacks could hurt future growth

AES' languishing share price in the wake of Enron has forced it to scale back its growth plans. This is unfortunate, given that one of the long-term strengths of the company is its involvement in developing markets. If this situation continues, more US utilities may have to sell out to cash-rich foreign companies - as seen in Centrica's acquisition of NewPower.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aggreko: US still driving profits

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aquila: leaving the Midlands

In Enron's wake, US utilities have suffered from plummeting stock prices and weakening credit ratings. Aquila will move out of energy trading and will sell over $1 billion in assets, to bolster its balance sheet and secure its credit rating. UK power distributor Midlands Electricity is not an exciting business, but at firesale prices it should stir up plenty of interest from buyers.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Aug 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aquila: pulling back after Enron

Aquila is cutting jobs in its trading operations, and denying that it will fold - even if its London trading center does. The trading operations are being cut because of the higher cost of capital and the market's wariness following the Enron collapse. The program to increase liquidity and cuts costs is a necessary one.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jun 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Are we on the cusp of a shift toward greater use of cellular technologies in smart metering?

Consumers Energy (CE) has become the poster child of cellular smart meter deployment by bucking the trend of using utility built private networks to link individual meters to its head end system.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ballard: turning science fiction into fact

In the 1990s, fuel cells were one of many outlandish technologies competing to be the environmentally friendly power source of the future. But while others have hit dead ends, fuel cells are gaining ground. If their promise can be fulfilled, today's humble fuel cell producers could be among the energy giants of tomorrow.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Bewag: split ownership expected to be approved

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

BG Group acquisition: the hunter becomes the hunted

UK gas explorer BG Group's hostile takeover of Australasian energy supplier Origin Energy has been all but sunk by a deal between Origin and US oil giant ConocoPhillips, to form a joint venture company that will own and operate Origin's coal seam gas reserves.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

British Energy: cost cutting spells brighter future

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2000

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