Global Smart Energy - Smart Grids and Smart Meter Market


There is no doubt that we are in the midst of an energy revolution. Not only is the nature of energy changing from fossil-generated energy to renewable – there is a total change in the distribution structure occurring with less focus on centralisation and more on distributed energy.

Concerns about issues such as energy security, environmental sustainability, and economic competitiveness are triggering a shift in energy policy, technology and consumer focus. This, in turn, is making it necessary to move on from the traditional energy business models.

This BuddeComm report is designed to provide a current smart grid market overview as well as insightful observations and analysis supported by statistics and examples.

Latest developments:

With energy consumption expected to grow worldwide by more than 40% over the next 25 years, demand in some parts of the world could exceed 100% in that time. This will produce an increase in competition for resources, resulting in higher costs. In an environment such as this; energy efficiency will become even more important.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
    • 2.1 Historical overview
    • 2.2 The current market
  • 3. Radical changes for electricity utilities
  • 4. The future of the electricity industry
  • 5. Market analysis 2017
    • 5.1 The grid itself is slowly becoming smarter
    • 5.2 Electricity utilities and IoT
    • 5.3 Progress hampered by lack of smart energy policies
    • 5.4 Consequences for the electricity industry
    • 5.5 A perfect storm
  • 6. The second phase: Smart Grid 2.0
    • 6.1 Escalating costs beyond the meter
  • 7. Key trends and Developments
    • 7.1 The effect of storage technologies on smart grids
    • 7.2 Resource and energy management are hot issues all around the world
    • 7.3 Energy Internet of Things
    • 7.4 Transactive Energy
    • 7.5 Smart grids and blockchains
  • 8. Strategic mistakes from governments and the energy industry
    • 8.1 This is resulting in a rethink and a regrouping
  • 9. Where are the government leaders?
    • 9.1 No smart grids without government leadership
    • 9.2 Confusion regarding regulations
    • 9.3 Muni Smart Grids
  • 10. Smart energy for the future
  • 11. Smart grid vision
    • 11.1 Smart grids in need of strategic plans
    • 11.2 Trans-sector policies and an holistic approach required
  • 12. Smart grid benefits and challenges
    • 12.1 Smart grid cyber security
  • 13. Global smart meter market
    • 13.1 Remember the consumer
  • 14. A concept, not a single technology
  • 15. M2M is a key component
    • 15.1 From SCaDa to IoT
    • 15.2 Low power wide area (LPWA) networks
  • 16. Related reports
  • Table 1 - International electricity price table comparison – 2015
  • Table 2 – Global smart meter shipments – 2013 - 2016
  • Exhibit 1 - International Smart Grid Action Network
  • Exhibit 2 - ITU approves smart grid standards
  • Exhibit 3 – Smart grid applications
  • Exhibit 4 – Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF)
  • Exhibit 5 – Challenges smart grids can address
  • Exhibit 6 – Examples of leading smart meter players
  • Exhibit 7 – Replacing old electricity meters
  • Exhibit 8 - Smart grid as a cloud service
  • Exhibit 9 - Weightless SIG

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Last updated 11 Aug 2017
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