Study: Global power, utilities sector has undergone dramatic transformation

Research and Markets report details shifts in energy, water segments of utilities markets...

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 16, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of International Power & Utilities Finance Review 2005/2006 to its offering.

Since the collapse of Enron, the global power and utilities sector has undergone a dramatic transformation changing the power and utilities landscape forever. There has been a move away from liberalisation, unbundling and trading with a shift towards competition, security of supply, generation capacity, and a "back to basics" approach in the US. Written by leading experts from investment banks, law firms and consultants, the International Power & Utilities Finance Review 2005/06 offers a clear, authoritative and comprehensive analysis of these developments within the power and utilities industry worldwide, and offers the best possible information on the latest regional regulatory developments as well as the hottest current issues. A unique directory of over 1,100 companies active in the market and an appendix of league tables of utilities and power finance activity complete the Review.

What does this Review have to offer?
-- Articles are written by senior decision-makers and industry experts
-- Contains country overviews written by experts in that area
-- Unique directory of over 1,100 contacts including full range of job titles, tel/fax/email and summary of market activities - the most specialised listing available of its kind
-- Reflects issues at the forefront of the global power & utilities industry

It also includes a detailed and comprehensive appendix listing top energy/utilities M&A deals in 2004; top 10 power projects, natural resource projects, telecom projects and infrastructure projects signed in 2004; top 10 power projects, natural resource projects, telecom projects and infrastructure projects by mandated arrangers, arrangers, providers, financial advisers, legal advisers and sponsors; and project finance energy/utilities deals in 2004 by sector and region.

Outline of the Chapters include:
-- Foreword: Delivering sustainability
-- World energy outlook: Focus on electricity
-- Public private partnerships, a complementary approach for fostering investment in power sectors of emerging countries
-- Nuclear power: Rising expectations
-- What do banks require to invest in wind?
-- New trends for a more secure energy supply
-- The challenge of financing offshore wind farms
-- New investment parameters for merchant power emerge
-- An overview of wind power in Europe

Among "Country & Regional Reviews," see:
-- The "power" of Brazil and Mexico
-- Current and future market situation for power and water businesses in Japan
-- Restructuring of water industry in Malaysia
-- Solving the US water infrastructure funding gap - The need for a clean water trust fund

For more information visit www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c19311.

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