Smart Grids - Energy & Environmental Issues

Synopsis

Archived report. This report was archived in 2009 and has not been updated. Because of Climate Change and CO2 issues the utilities around the world are in a race to upgrade their decades old infrastructure to make it more intelligent (ie smart grids). In this process they are moving away from looking at broadband as a new revenue stream (BPL) and all their energy is now focused internally with their telco skills being used to upgrade their networks for internal (smart grid) purposes.

The utilities which are anticipating these developments are embracing the concept of an end-to-end solution in the total energy chain. This report includes BuddeComm’s analyses of smart grids in terms of energy savings and the environment. For an overview of Smart Grids, see separate report.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Smart grids and climate change
    • 2.1 Catalysts for change
    • 2.2 Vision for the future
  • 3. The reality of global warming
    • 3.1 Smart meters
  • 4. Trillions to be spent on electricity grids
    • 4.1 ICT solutions for global warming and energy saving
  • 5. Smart grids at the centre of the energy revolution
    • 5.1 A global movement
    • 5.2 The climate change driver
    • 5.3 Who will lead the industry?
    • 5.4 Smart grids more than efficiency
    • 5.5 Peak oil the economic driver
  • 6. Will we get it right in 2009?
    • 6.1 Industries need to work together
    • 6.2 Global policies - Copenhagen Climate Council
  • 7. 2009 developments in the renewable energy market
    • 7.1 A highly volatile market
    • 7.2 China will dominate equipment supply market
    • 7.3 European industry needs major overhaul
    • 7.4 Government leadership is needed
  • 8. Conclusion
  • 9. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Worldwide electricity consumption – 1973; 1980; 1990; 2000; 2020; 2030
  • Table 2 – Wholesale MWh prices – 2009 - 2011
  • Exhibit 1 – Three stages of Smart Grids

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Number of pages 11

Status Archived

Last updated 19 Jun 2009
Update History

Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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