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Smart Grids: Smart Meters, Demand Response, Distribution Automation, Electric Vehicle Charging, and Distributed Generation

Most of the electric utility infrastructure deployed in the industrialized world was built between sixty and eighty years ago. It was designed to provide customers with as much energy as they could consume, and was generated from a centralized fossil fuel-burning plant. However, much of this infrastructure is antiquated and, with the continuing increase in demand for power year after year, the grid cannot safely and reliably manage the loads of today and tomorrow without significant upgrades. Furthermore, threats to the stability and security of the grid in the form of natural disasters, sabotage, or acts of terrorism have required the development of enhanced physical and electronic security for all aspects of the grid. This study covers the market for smart grid equipment and services for the 2011-2017 period, covering Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. It provides the outlook for smart meter installations and associated revenues, as well as spending on smart grid-related transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure. Also presented is a quantitative analysis of specific smart grid-related components at the utility level, such as synchrophasors, and home energy management systems.

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 2. MARKET ISSUES
    • 2.1. Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • 2.2. Smart Appliances
    • 2.3. Advanced Transmission and Distribution Components
    • 2.4. Smart Grid Applications
    • 2.5. SCADA
    • 2.6. Benefits of AMI
    • 2.7. Distribution Automation
    • 2.8. Substation Automation
    • 2.9. Capacitor Bank Monitoring and Volt/VAR Control
    • 2.10. Demand Response, Time of Use, Critical Peak Power, and Real-time Pricing
    • 2.11. Plug-in Vehicles
    • 2.12. Distributed Generation, Feed-in Tariffs, and Net Metering Programs
    • 2.13. Energy Storage Technologies
    • 2.14. Market Drivers
      • 2.14.1. Government Stimulus Funds and Legislation
      • 2.14.2. Environmental Targets
      • 2.14.3. Public Versus Private Networks
      • 2.14.4. Smart Grid as a Service
    • 2.15. Market Inhibitors
      • 2.15.1. Privacy and Health Concerns
      • 2.15.2. Lack of Awareness
      • 2.15.3. Lack of Interoperability
      • 2.15.4. Network and Physical Security
    • 2.16. Snapshot of Smart Metering Initiatives
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
    • 3.1. Communications Technology
    • 3.2. Home Area Networking Technologies
    • 3.3. ZigBee
    • 3.4. Wi-Fi
    • 3.5. Z-Wave
    • 3.6. HomePlug
    • 3.7. Bluetooth
    • 3.8. Universal Smart Network Access Port
    • 3.9. NAN Technologies
    • 3.10. RF Mesh Networks
    • 3.11. Power Line Communications
    • 3.12. WAN Technologies
    • 3.13. International Standards
    • 3.14. Interference Problems
  • 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • 4.1. AMI and Networking Companies
    • 4.2. Home Area Network/Demand Response Companies
    • 4.3. Grid Optimization and Distribution Automation
    • 4.4. Software, Applications Providers, and Integrators
    • 4.5. MNOs, MVNOs, and Cellular Module Vendors
    • 4.6. European Utilities
    • 4.7. North American Utilities
    • 4.8. Asia-Pacific Utilities
  • 5. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 5.1. Forecast Methodology
    • 5.2. Report Segmentations
    • 5.3. Smart Meter Installed Base
    • 5.4. Synchrophasor Installed Base
    • 5.5. Smart Grid CAPEX
  • 6. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 7. ACRONYMS
  • 8. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
    • 8.1. Scope of Study
    • 8.2. Sources and Methodology
    • 8.3. Notes

Charts

  1. Cumulative Smart Meter Spending Versus T&D; Infrastructure CAPEX, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2017
  2. Annual Smart Appliance Shipments
  3. Households with Utility-based HEMS
  4. Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installed Base
  5. Smart Meter Installed Base
  6. Synchrophasor Installed Base
  7. Cumulative Smart Meter Spending Versus T&D; Infrastructure CAPEX

Figures

  1. Con Edison Smart Grid Interactive Map
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Research Information

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  • Publish Date 2Q 2012
  • Research Type Research Report Report
  • Code RR-GRID-12
  • Pages 72
  • Tables 17
  • Charts 6
  • Figures 2
  • File Formats Excel PDF Powerpoint

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