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Future of the Smart Grid Industry

Future of the Smart Grid Industry

Global smart grid investment is likely to grow rapidly. By 2025, a complete transformation to a smarter grid is unlikely but the process would have gained pace with major changes underway in grid automation, demand-side management, and Big Data analytics. Revenue growth will be the fastest in Europe. Demand response and advanced metering infrastructure will be key applications. Till 2025, the share of distribution grid management will continue to be the highest but demand response and advanced transmission technologies will grow the fastest. Cloud services are already encouraging X-as-a-service business model, making it the norm for offering software and services in 2025. This study makes key predictions for the smart grid industry in 2025.


  • Executive Summary
    • Top 2025 Electrical System Trends
    • Key Trends in the Future Electrical System
    • Global T&D Industry Investment Forecasts-Regional Overview
    • Transformation in Energy Flows
    • 2025 Smart Grid Predictions
    • Global Smart Grid Industry Revenue Forecasts 2025-Regional Overview
      • Table Smart Grid Industry: Revenue Forecast by Region and Application, Global, 2015 and 2025
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Methodology
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Mega Trends Driving The Future of Smart Grid
  • Global Smart Grid Industry Forecast for 2025
    • 2025 Smart Grid Predictions
    • Global Smart Grid Industry Revenue Forecasts-Application Overview
      • Table Smart Grid Industry: Revenue Forecast by Application, Global, 2015-2025
  • Increased Penetration of Distributed Energy Resources
    • Distributed Energy in 2025
    • Distributed Generation Universe
    • Greater Integration of Distributed Energy Resources
      • Table Installed Capacity Additions, Global, 2015, 2020, 2025, and 2030
    • Growth of Distributed Generation
    • Pace of Technical Advancement
    • Biggest Impact of rise in DG-Change in Utility Business Models
    • The Shift in Business Model
    • Utilities That are Adopting New Models and Changing Their Way of Doing Business
    • Case Study in Europe: E.ON
  • Grid Automation
    • Grid Automation in 2025
    • Advanced Distribution Automation
    • Distribution Automation
    • Advanced Distribution Automation
    • Transformer Monitoring-A Key Area Within Grid Automation
    • Key Technology Trends for Distribution Transformer Monitoring (DTM)
    • Competitor Analysis
  • Changing Role of DSOs
    • Changing Role of DSOs
  • Rise of Microgrids
    • Microgrids in 2025
    • Microgrid Architecture-Key Elements
    • Innovations Empowering Microgrids
    • European MG Market: Second Largest Globally-544 MW of Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
    • Role of Utilities in MGs
    • MG Business Models
    • Transformation in Industry Ecosystem (TIES)
    • Key MG Stakeholders-Turnkey Providers
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Global Smart Meter Forecast
      • Table Smart Meter Market: Market Development, Global, 2015-2020
    • Global Smart Meter Market Development 2015-2020
    • Global Smart Meter Market Development 2020-2025
  • Demand-side Management and Demand Response
    • Demand Side Management in 2025
    • Evolution of Demand Response
    • Tools Enabling Demand Response Market
    • DR Preparedness of Various Countries
    • Attractiveness of DR in the US
    • Attractiveness of DR in Europe
    • Attractiveness of DR in APAC
  • Real-time Data Analytics
    • Data Analytics in 2025
    • Data Analytics-What After Smart Meters?
    • Self-healing Smart Grid-Transformation From Concept to Reality
    • Challenges Associated with Real-time Data Analytics
    • Interest in Data Technologies-Adoption Pace
  • Cloud Services Encourage New Business Models
    • Cloud Services
    • Forces Behind Transition to the Cloud
    • Growth Opportunities for Cloud Vendors
    • X-as-a-Service Business Models
    • Smart Grid Cloud Services
  • Advanced Transmission Technologies
    • Need for Investment in Electricity Transmission
    • Advanced Transmission Technologies
    • Global Advanced Transmission Technologies Market
      • Table ATT Market: HVDC and FACTS Revenue Forecast, Global 2015-2025
  • Integrated Electricity Market
    • Integrated Electricity Market in 2025
    • Integrated Electricity Market
    • Inter-regional or Cross-border Electricity Integration
    • Wholesale and Retail Market Integration
  • Smart Grid Business Model
    • Smart Grid Business Models
    • Case Study-Hybrid Business Model: E.ON's Partnership with Sungevity
    • Case Study-Pureplay Aggregator: Enernoc and Korea Power Exchange Demand Response Program
  • Regional Trends
    • NA Smart Grid Industry Revenue Forecast
      • Table Smart Grid Industry: Revenue Forecast by Application, NA, 2015-2025
    • NA Smart Grid Growth Segments in 2025
    • Europe Smart Grid Industry Revenue Forecast
      • Table Smart Grid Industry: Revenue Forecast by Application, Europe, 2015-2025
    • Europe Smart Grid Growth Segments in 2025
    • APAC Smart Grid Industry Revenue Forecast
      • Table Smart Grid Industry: Revenue Forecast by Application, APAC, 2015-2025
    • APAC Smart Grid Growth Segments in 2025
    • ROW Smart Grid Industry Revenue Forecast
      • Table Smart Grid Industry: Revenue Forecast by Application, ROW, 2015 -2025
    • ROW Smart Grid Growth Segments in 2025
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • Additional Sources of Information on Smart Grids
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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