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23 Apr 2024

Investor-Owned Utilities: Market Overview and Company Rankings 
The U.S. water and wastewater utility landscape is heavily fragmented across 48,587 community water systems serving 313 million people and 23,481 wastewater treatment facilities serving an estimated 267 million people. But within this landscape, an evolving roster of investor-owned utilities is reshaping the market by carving out regional and national positions—regulated and non-regulated—through M&A and organic growth.

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Policy Shifts, Inflation Reduction Act Strengthen Opportunity for Renewable Natural Gas 

In the wake of the Inflation Recovery Act’s passage, wastewater solutions providers are poised to benefit from the Section 48 Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC)...
13 Sep. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY U.S. & Canada Municipal Water

Covid-19 Sets Stage for Water & Wastewater Utility M&A 

As implications of the coronavirus pandemic continue to unfold across the U.S., and around the world, essential water & wastewater service providers are facing unforeseen...
7 Apr. 2020
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

Geography Plays Potential Role in Water IOU Mitigation Strategies for PFAS 

With state and federal governments increasing their focus on PFAS regulations, public water systems, including investor-owned utilities, will need to make significant investments to meet...
21 Apr. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

Biogas Strategies to Emerge in Tight Energy Markets 

On 02 February 2022, TotalEnergies and Veolia announced an agreement to produce biomethane from Veolia’s water and wastewater treatment plants, spanning fifteen countries. The resulting...
8 Mar. 2022
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial Water

JEA Sale Could Set High Water Mark in Florida 

On 28 November 2017, a JEA board member set in motion the potential of privatization, or transfer of the utility, to a privately held company....
28 Dec. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.

NextEra Signals Approaching Water-Energy Convergence 

On 20 October 2021, during its third-quarter earnings call, NextEra Energy Inc.’s management team announced the acquisition of 17 regulated water and two wastewater utility...
4 Nov. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Industrial WaterPrivate Water

Cal Water Jumps on the Texas Bandwagon 

On 4 May 2021, California Water Service Group (Cal Water) announced the formation of a Texas subsidiary, Texas Water Service (TWSC). The San Jose-based investor-owned...
14 Jun. 2021
Research NoteBrief research summaries of market development or company strategies.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook Q2 2021 

The first quarter of 2021 built on the momentum of an acquisitive 2020 despite fewer approvals for the publicly traded market leaders. A review of...
14 Jun. 2021
Quarterly ReviewAnalysis and insights of previous quarter water market activity, trends, and events.
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019 

This new Focus Report from Bluefield Research provides an in-depth analysis of the changing investor-owned utility landscape in the U.S., including key policy drivers, M&A...
31 May. 2019
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