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Analyzing the Global Smart Grid 2016

Analyzing the Global Smart Grid 2016

The global smart grid industry has been growing and expanding rapidly around the world in the last couple of years. Smart grids are just electrical grids which use information and communications technology to gather and act on information in order to streamline and make efficient the usage of electricity at the customer’s end. The information collected by the smart grid includes information about the behaviors of suppliers and consumers, in an automated fashion in order to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity.

The market for smart grids in Asia-Pacific is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. Asia Pacific remains a global leader in the installation of smart grids with a share of nearly 50%. China, India, Japan and Indonesia are poised to be the biggest smart grid users in the region. Meanwhile, the market for smart grids in Europe is expected to increase significantly every year until 2020. Customers in Europe tend to take a proactive approach to new technologies. Despite awareness of smart grids being relatively low, deployment can be seen on a large scale.

Aruvian Research analyzes the Global Smart Grid Industry in its research report Analyzing the Global Smart Grid. The report begins with an overview of the smart grid, technologies used in the smart grid, constituents of the smart grid, the major developers of smart grid and the advantages of the smart grid.

The global smart grid industry is analyzed through an analysis of the market for smart meters, in-home displays (IHDs), remote terminal units (RTUs) and synchrophasors. Each sector is analyzed through industry statistics, the units installed worldwide, industry revenues and the major players in these markets. We also analyze the key technological developments by country. We also analyze the factors impacting the global smart grid market such as ageing infrastructure, the role of utilities, lack of smart grid awareness, funding for the smart grid and other factors.

In-depth analysis of the smart grid is carried out on the markets of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States. The markets are analyzed through industry statistics, development in terms of installation of smart meters, synchrophasors, RTUs and IHDs, and other factors.

An analysis of the smart grid market in Asia Pacific and the Americas is carried through the analysis of the market for smart meters in Asia Pacific and the Americas, the market for RTUs, market for synchrophasors and the regulatory framework. The smart grid in Europe, Latin America and Middle East is analyzed briefly.

Major players in the global smart grid industry such as ABB Ltd, Cisco Systems, eMeter, Eaton Corporation, IBM, Itron Inc, Landis+Gyr AG and others are analyzed in this report.


A. Executive Summary
B. Analyzing the Smart Grid
B.1 Overview of the Smart Grid
B.2 Smart Grid Developers
B.2.1 GridWise Alliance
B.2.2 Intelligrid
B.2.3 Others
B.3 Smart Grid Technologies
B.3.1 Distributed Resources
B.3.2 Storage of Electrical Energy
B.3.3 Demand-side Power Management
B.3.4 Managing the Power Grid
B.3.5 Managing of Customer Power
B.3.6 Wireless Technology: An Integral Part of the Smart Grid
B.3.7 Cabling Technologies
B.3.8 Integrated Communication Technologies
B.3.9 Sensing and Measurement Technologies
B.3.10 Utility-Consumer Interface Technologies
B.4 Using Smart Grid Technologies to Enhance System and Grid Interconnection
B.5 Collection of Personal Information by the Smart Grid
B.6 Securing Private Data
C. Constituents of the Smart Grid
C.1 Distribution of Electricity
C.2 Transmission of Electricity
C.3 Generation of Electricity
C.4 Role of AMI
C.4.1 What is Advanced Metering?
C.4.2 Pros & Cons of Advanced Metering
C.4 Role of Synchrophasors
C.5 Role of Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
D. Advantages of the Smart Grid
D.1 Benefits of Emerging Energy Technologies
D.2 Employment Boost in the Electricity Industry
D.3 Lower Electric Infrastructure Prices
D.4 Reduction in Losses from Blackouts and Power Fluctuations
D.5 Increased Energy Efficiency
D.6 Smart Grid is Environmentally Friendly
D.7 Development of Green Power
D.8 Integrating Renewable Energy Capacity
D.9 Integration of Distributed Generation Technologies
D.10 Pay Less for High-Quality Power
D.11 Emergence of Microgrids
D.12 More Efficient Power System
D.13 Local Generation Giving Rise to CHP Operations
D.14 Resistant to Terror Attacks
E. Global Smart Grid Market
E.1 Industry Overview
E.2 Global Market for Smart Meters
E.2.1 Industry Statistics
E.2.2 Installations of Smart Meters
E.2.3 Industry Revenues
E.2.4 Major Players
E.3 Global Market for In-Home Displays (IHDs)
E.3.1 Industry Statistics
E.3.2 Installations of IHDs
E.3.3 Industry Revenues
E.4 Global Market for Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
E.4.1 Industry Statistics
E.4.2 Installations of RTUs
E.4.3 Industry Revenues
E.4.4 Major Players
E.5 Global Market for Synchrophasors
E.5.1 Industry Statistics
E.5.2 Installations of Synchrophasors
E.5.3 Industry Revenues
E.5.4 Major Players
E.6 Key Technological Developments by Country
E.6.1 Australia
E.6.2 Brazil
E.6.3 Canada
E.6.4 China
E.6.5 India
E.6.6 Japan
E.6.7 Mexico
E.6.8 South Korea
E.6.9 United States
F. Factors Impacting the Global Smart Grid Market
F.1 Ageing Infrastructure
F.2 Regulations Favoring Smart Grid Development
F.3 Reduction in Transmission Losses
F.4 Increasing Energy Requirements & Energy Security
F.5 Reduction in Greenhouse Gases
F.6 Generation of Employment Opportunities
F.7 Integration of Renewable Energy in the Smart Grid
F.8 Role of Utilities
F.9 High Cost of Deployment & the Worldwide Economic Crisis
F.10 Funding for the Smart Grid
F.11 Growing Number of Smart Grid Projects
F.12 Conversion & Upgrading Issues to the Smart Grid
F.13 Security Concerns
F.14 Issues with Consumers
F.15 Research & Development Trends
F.16 Lack of Smart Grid Awareness in Asia Pacific
G. Smart Grid Market in Asia Pacific
G.1 Industry Overview
G.2 Market for Smart Meters in Asia Pacific
G.2.1 Industry Overview
G.2.2 Installations of Smart Meters
G.2.3 Smart Meter Revenues
G.3 Market for Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) in Asia Pacific
G.3.1 Industry Overview
G.3.2 Installations of RTUs
G.3.3 Industry Revenues
G.4 Market for Synchrophasors in Asia Pacific
G.4.1 Industry Overview
G.4.2 Installations of Synchrophasors
G.4.3 Synchrophasor Revenues
G.5 Regulatory Framework
G.5.1 Australia
G.5.2 China
G.5.3 India
G.5.4 Japan
G.5.5 New Zealand
H. Smart Grid Market in the Americas
H.1 Market for Smart Meters in the Americas
H.1.1 Industry Overview
H.1.2 Installations of Smart Meters
H.1.3 Industry Revenues
H.2 Market for In-Home Displays (IHDs) in the Americas
H.2.1 Industry Statistics
H.2.2 Installations of IHDs
H.2.3 Industry Revenues
H.3 Market for Synchrophasors in the Americas
H.3.1 Industry Overview
H.3.2 Installations of Synchrophasors
H.3.3 Synchrophasor Revenues
H.4 Regulatory Framework
H.4.1 Brazil
H.4.2 Canada
H.4.3 Mexico
H.4.4 United States
I. Smart Grid in Europe
I.1 Introduction
I.2 Why Europe Needs a Smart Grid
I.3 New Policies Driving the European Smart Grid
I.3.1 Smart Grid Technology and the EU Energy Package
I.4 Challenges Facing the Development of the European Smart Grid
I.4.1 Technological Barriers
I.4.2 Regulatory Barriers
I.5 DESERTEC Project
J. Smart Grid in Latin America
K. Smart Grid in the Middle East
L. Smart Grid in Australia
L.1 Industry Statistics
L.2 Installations of Smart Meters
L.3 Industry Revenues
M. Smart Grid in Brazil
M.1 Industry Statistics
M.2 Installations of Smart Meters
M.3 Industry Revenues
N. Smart Grid in Canada
N.1 Market for Smart Meters in Canada
N.1.1 Industry Statistics
N.1.2 Installations of Smart Meters
N.1.3 Industry Revenues
N.2 Market for IHD in Canada
N.2.1 Industry Overview
N.2.2 Installations of IHDs
N.2.3 IHD Revenues
N.3 Market for Synchrophasors in Canada
N.3.1 Industry Overview
N.3.2 Installations of Synchrophasors
N.3.3 Synchrophasor Revenues
O. Smart Grid in China
O.1 Market for Smart Meters in China
O.1.1 Industry Statistics
O.1.2 Installations of Smart Meters
O.1.3 Industry Revenues
O.2 Market for Synchrophasors in China
O.2.1 Industry Overview
O.2.2 Installations of Synchrophasors
O.2.3 Synchrophasor Revenues
P. Smart Grid in India
P.1 Industry Overview
P.2 Installations of Synchrophasors
P.3 Synchrophasor Revenues
Q. Smart Grid in Indonesia
Q.1 Industry Overview
Q.2 Installations of RTUs
Q.3 RTU Revenues
Q.4 Major Players
R. Smart Grid in Malaysia
R.1 Industry Overview
R.2 Installations of RTUs
R.3 RTU Revenues
R.4 Major Players
S. Smart Grid in Mexico
S.1 Industry Overview
S.2 Installations of Synchrophasors
S.3 Synchrophasor Revenues
T. Smart Grid in New Zealand
T.1 Industry Overview
T.2 Installations of Synchrophasors
T.3 Synchrophasor Revenues
U. Smart Grid in South Korea
U.1 Industry Statistics
U.2 Installations of Smart Meters
U.3 Industry Revenues
V. Smart Grid in United States
V.1 Market for Smart Meters in the US
V.1.1 Industry Statistics
V.1.2 Installations of Smart Meters
V.1.3 Industry Revenues
V.2 Market for IHD in the US
V.2.1 Industry Overview
V.2.2 Installations of IHDs
V.2.3 IHD Revenues
V.3 Market for Synchrophasors in the US
V.3.1 Industry Overview
V.3.2 Installations of Synchrophasors
V.3.3 Synchrophasor Revenues
W. Smart Grid Supply Chain Analysis
W.1 Electricity Value Chain
W.2 Role of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
W.3 Importance of a Communications Backbone
W.4 Network Connections through AMI Software
W.5 Managing the Grid
W.6 Meter Data Management System
W.7 Demand Response Mechanisms
W.8 EnergyHub: Home Energy Management
W.9 Energy Storage: Providing Dispatchable Power without Interruption
W.9.1 Technologies for the Power Grid
W.10 Paying Attention to Security
X. Major Industry Players
X.1 ABB
X.2 Advanced Control Systems
X.3 Alstom SA
X.4 Arbiter Systems
X.5 BP FLY Corp
X.6 BPL Global
X.7 Cimetrics
X.8 Cisco Systems
X.9 Comverge Inc
X.10 Control4 Corporation
X.11 CURRENT Group
X.12 Dust Networks
X.13 Eaton Corporation PLC
X.14 Echelon Corporation
X.15 Elster Group
X.16 Elster Metering Holdings
X.17 eMeter Corporation
X.18 Energate
X.19 EnergyHub
X.20 EnerNOC Inc
X.21 ESCO Technologies
X.22 Fat Spaniel Technologies
X.23 General Electric Company
X.24 Google
X.25 Grid Net
X.26 IBM
X.27 Itron, Inc
X.28 Landis+Gyr AG
X.29 Linear Technology Corporation
X.30 Microsoft Corporation
X.31 Opower
X.32 S&C Electric Company
X.33 Schneider Electric SE
X.34 Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
X.35 Sensus Metering Systems
X.36 Siemens AG
X.37 Silver Spring Networks
X.38 Tantalus Systems Corporation
X.39 Telvent Git SA
X.40 Tendril Networks Inc.
X.41 Toshiba Corporation
X.42 Tropos Networks
Y. Glossary of Terms
List of Figures
Figure 1: Value Chain of a Smart Grid
Figure 2: SCE’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure Communications System involves Multiple Communication Paths to Link the Utility to the Meters to its Customers.
Figure 3: Growth of Cabling Technology by Major Countries, 2010-2020
Figure 4: Growth of Integrated Communication Technology by Major Countries, 2010-2020
Figure 5: Growth of Sensing & Measurement Technologies by Major Countries, 2010-2020
Figure 6: Growth of Utility-Consumer Interface Technologies by Major Countries, 2010-2020
Figure 7: Types of HVDC Transmissions
Figure 8: HVDC Configurations and Technologies
Figure 9: DC with VSC – HVDC PLUS, the Power Link Universal System
Figure 10: Typical Architecture of Synchrophasor System
Figure 11: Global Market for Smart Meters, Regional Market Share (% of Units Installed), 2015
Figure 12: Units of Smart Meters Installed Globally (in Millions), 2008-2020
Figure 13: Revenues of the Global Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2008-2020
Figure 14: Major Players in the Global Smart Meter Industry & Market Share Analysis (%), 2015
Figure 15: Global Market for IHDs, Regional Market Share (% of Units Installed), 2015
Figure 16: Units of IHDs Installed Globally, 2010-2020
Figure 17: Revenues of the Global IHD Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 18: Global Market for RTUs, Regional Market Share (% of Units Installed), 2015
Figure 19: Units of RTUs Installed Globally (in Millions), 2010-2020
Figure 20: Revenues of the Global RTU Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 21: Major Players in the Global RTU Industry & Market Share Analysis (%), 2015
Figure 22: Global Market for Synchrophasors, Regional Market Share (% of Units Installed), 2015
Figure 23: Units of Synchrophasors Installed Globally, 2010-2020
Figure 24: Revenues of the Global Synchrophasor Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 25: Major Players in the Global Synchrophasor Industry & Market Share Analysis (%), 2015
Figure 26: Units of Smart Meters Installed in Asia Pacific (in Millions), 2010-2020
Figure 27: Revenues of the Asia Pacific Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Figure 28: Units of RTUs Installed in Asia Pacific, 2010-2020
Figure 29: Revenues of the RTU Industry in Asia Pacific (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 30: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in Asia Pacific, 2010-2020
Figure 31: Revenues of the Asia Pacific Synchrophasor Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 32: Units of Smart Meters Installed in the Americas (in Millions), 2008-2020
Figure 33: Revenues of the Smart Meter Industry in Americas (in USD Million), 2008-2020
Figure 34: Units of IHDs Installed in the Americas, 2010-2020
Figure 35: Revenues of the IHD Industry in the Americas (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 36: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in the Americas, 2010-2020
Figure 37: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in the Americas (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 38: Sketch of Possible Infrastructure for a Euro-Supergrid with an EU-MENA-Connection
Figure 39: Units of Smart Meters Installed in Australia (in Millions), 2010-2020
Figure 40: Revenues of the Australia Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Figure 41: Units of Smart Meters Installed in Brazil (in Millions), 2010-2020
Figure 42: Revenues of the Smart Meter Industry in Brazil (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Figure 43: Units of Smart Meters Installed in Canada (in Millions), 2008-2020
Figure 44: Revenues of the Smart Meter Industry in Canada (in USD Million), 2008-2020
Figure 45: Units of IHDs Installed in Canada, 2010-2020
Figure 46: Revenues of the IHD Industry in Canada (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 47: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in Canada, 2010-2020
Figure 48: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in Canada (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 49: Units of Smart Meters Installed in China (in Millions), 2010-2020
Figure 50: Revenues of the China Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Figure 51: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in China, 2010-2020
Figure 52: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in China (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 53: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in India, 2010-2020
Figure 54: Revenues of Synchrophasor Industry in India (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 55: Units of RTUs Installed in Indonesia, 2010-2020
Figure 56: Revenues of the RTU Market in Indonesia (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 57: Major Players in the Indonesian RTU Industry & Market Share Analysis (%), 2015
Figure 58: Units of RTUs Installed in Malaysia, 2010-2020
Figure 59: Revenues of the Malaysian RTU Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 60: Major Players in the Malaysian RTU Industry & Market Share Analysis (%), 2015
Figure 61: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in Mexico, 2010-2020
Figure 62: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in Mexico (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 63: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in New Zealand, 2010-2020
Figure 64: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in New Zealand (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 65: Units of Smart Meters Installed in South Korea (in Millions), 2010-2020
Figure 66: Revenues of the South Korea Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Figure 67: Units of Smart Meters Installed in the US (in Millions), 2008-2020
Figure 68: Revenues of the US Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2008-2020
Figure 69: Units of IHDs Installed in the US, 2010-2020
Figure 70: Revenues of the US IHD Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 71: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in the US, 2010-2020
Figure 72: Revenues of the US Synchrophasor Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Figure 73: Electricity Value Chain
List of Tables
Table 1: Today’s Electric Grid versus the Smart Grid
Table 2: Elements of the Smart Grid
Table 3: Companies Participating in IntelliGrid
Table 4: IntelliGrid Project Plan
Table 5: Smart Grid with SmartPrivacy
Table 6: Benefits for Distributed Resources
Table 7: Benefits for Power Grid Management
Table 8: Benefits for Customer Power Management
Table 9: Units of Smart Meters Installed Globally (in Millions), 2008-2020
Table 10: Revenues of the Global Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2008-2020
Table 11: Units of IHDs Installed Globally, 2010-2020
Table 12: Revenues of the Global IHD Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 13: Units of RTUs Installed Globally, 2010-2020
Table 14: Revenues of the Global RTU Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 15: Units of Synchrophasors Installed Globally, 2010-2020
Table 16: Revenues of the Global Synchrophasor Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 17: Units of Smart Meters Installed in Asia Pacific (in Millions), 2010-2020
Table 18: Revenues of the Asia Pacific Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Table 19: Units of RTUs Installed in Asia Pacific, 2010-2020
Table 20: Revenues of the RTU Industry in Asia Pacific (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 21: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in Asia Pacific, 2010-2020
Table 22: Revenues of the Asia Pacific Synchrophasor Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 23: Units of Smart Meters Installed in the Americas (in Millions), 2008-2020
Table 24: Revenues of the Smart Meter Industry in Americas (in USD Million), 2008-2020
Table 25: Units of IHDs Installed in the Americas, 2010-2020
Table 26: Revenues of the IHD Industry in the Americas (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 27: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in the Americas, 2010-2020
Table 28: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in the Americas (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 29: Units of Smart Meters Installed in Australia (in Millions), 2010-2020
Table 30: Revenues of the Australia Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Table 31: Units of Smart Meters Installed in Brazil (in Millions), 2010-2020
Table 32: Revenues of the Smart Meter Industry in Brazil (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Table 33: Units of Smart Meters Installed in Canada (in Millions), 2008-2020
Table 34: Revenues of the Smart Meter Industry in Canada (in USD Million), 2008-2020
Table 35: Units of IHDs Installed in Canada, 2010-2020
Table 36: Revenues of the IHD Industry in Canada (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 37: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in Canada, 2010-2020
Table 38: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in Canada (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 39: Units of Smart Meters Installed in China (in Millions), 2010-2020
Table 40: Revenues of the China Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Table 41: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in China, 2010-2020
Table 42: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in China (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 43: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in India, 2010-2020
Table 44: Revenues of Synchrophasor Industry in India (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 45: Units of RTUs Installed in Indonesia, 2010-2020
Table 46: Revenues of the RTU Market in Indonesia (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 47: Units of RTUs Installed in Malaysia, 2010-2020
Table 48: Revenues of the Malaysian RTU Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 49: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in Mexico, 2010-2020
Table 50: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in Mexico (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 51: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in New Zealand, 2010-2020
Table 52: Revenues of the Synchrophasor Industry in New Zealand (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 53: Units of Smart Meters Installed in South Korea (in Millions), 2010-2020
Table 54: Revenues of the South Korea Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2010-2020
Table 55: Units of Smart Meters Installed in the US (in Millions), 2008-2020
Table 56: Revenues of the US Smart Meter Industry (in USD Million), 2008-2020
Table 57: Units of IHDs Installed in the US, 2010-2020
Table 58: Revenues of the US IHD Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020
Table 59: Units of Synchrophasors Installed in the US, 2010-2020
Table 60: Revenues of the US Synchrophasor Industry (in USD ‘000), 2010-2020

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