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Disruptive Forces of Distributed Generation

Disruptive Forces of Distributed Generation

Handling new generation power and balancing supply and demand, monitoring, and forecasting are some key functions adding complexity to distributors' new role. Meeting those challenges requires the adoption of national and trans-national legislation and large-scale investments. Embracing those changes will increase the stability of grids and also yield great economic rewards for solution providers. This report touches upon the key technologies that are likely to be demanded by distributors in regions where the share of DG continues to increase. It also highlights country-specific stability dynamics influencing the scale of investments required to reach more stable grid conditions.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview of Distributed Generation
    • Changing Power Grid
    • Changing Role of DSOs
    • Transformational Trends Driving Change for DSOs
    • Snapshot of Energy Storage
    • Developments in Energy Storage
    • Entry of New Market Players
    • Smart Meter Deployment
      • Table Smart Electricity Meter Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2014-2023
  • Regional, Technological, and Service Implications
    • Growth of Distributed Generation
    • Current Areas Experiencing High Growth and Penetration of Distributed Generation
    • Future Geographic Hotspots for Distributed Generation
    • Impact of Distributed Generation on the Grid
    • Key Challenges for Distribution Grid Operators
    • Distribution Grid Solutions
    • Concrete Technical Challenges
  • Key Enablers for the Proliferation of Distributed Generation
    • Key Enablers for the Proliferation of DG
    • Examples of Key Technologies and Applications for DSOs
    • Distribution Automation Market
    • Deployment of Sensors
    • DG-related Investment Attractiveness of Europe
  • Case Studies
    • Case Study-Denmark
    • Case Study-California (US)
  • Key Takeaways
    • Three Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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