This feature looks at the world’s top 10 largest utility companies by market value in US Dollars. Many of these companies are not only involved in power generation but also transmission and distribution. An increasing number of companies are phasing out coal power plants and replacing them with either gas power generation or and renewables. In many parts of the world, these leading traditional utility companies are now active investors and developers in renewable power such as on and offshore wind.
Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal November 2018 Spain is Europe’s fifth-biggest consumer of energy and seventh-largest market for natural gas, burning some 984 Bcf in 2015, when gas accounted for 18% of its energy consumption. The industrial sector accounted for the lion’s share at 64%, with the remainder shared equally […]
Latin America already leads the world in clean energy. For almost seven months in 2016, Costa Rica was powered entirely by renewable power, and Uruguay came close to achieving that goal. In 2014, according to the International Energy Agency, Latin America produced 53 percent of its electricity from renewable sources […]
Nicholas Newman European Energy Review 5 February 2015. -Electricity storage offers a practical solution to the chronic problem of intermittency in renewable energy supplies. It can promise lower energy costs and also serves to replace conventional standby fossil plants. There are about 69 such electricity storage schemes in operation throughout […]