U.S. Smart Grid Spending to Focus on Grid Modernization in Long-Neglected Municipal Utilities, While Data Analytics and Meter Data Management Grow Even Hotter
FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Overconfidence in our fragile power grid is a bias the United States will have to overcome in order to move towards widespread smart grid adoption. Murphy’s Law proves true time and again; the worst case will happen at some point. National disasters like the Great Indian Blackout earlier this year in August served as an important lesson for organizations and individuals wielding power over their nation’s energy infrastructure and municipal utility systems. A surge in U.S. smart grid spending reveals industry interest in reliable, efficient and sustainable power systems is approaching fruition at the national level.
The Muni Smart Grid 2012: A Survey of Utility Deployment, Expenditure and Strategy
Municipal utilities are a fragmented, albeit important demographic, largely neglected by the initial surge of smart grid spending in the United States. With more than 75% of investor-owned utilities already pursuing grid modernization initiatives, including advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), distribution automation (DA) and other technologies, GTM Research anticipates the next wave of smart grid expenditures will be led by municipal utilities, accounting for close to $7 billion through 2017.
Integration will be the key to addressing the municipal market and the vendors most capable of integrating legacy hardware and networks will stand to benefit the most. We also anticipate strong demand for next generation applications, which leverage the capabilities of AMI and legacy AMR systems at early-adopter utilities.
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Smart Grid SCADA Systems
While the global smart grid SCADA systems market for transmission and distribution substation and associated distribution feeder automation applications is healthy and growing, there is significant variability in growth opportunities by application, by region, and by device type. Overall, global revenue is expected to maintain a 7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2012 to 2020, with distribution network applications expected to experience a higher growth rate than transmission substation equipment.
This Pike Research report examines the T&D substation SCADA market by number of projects, transmission vs. distribution applications, and by device type. Worldwide and regional forecasts are provided for different device types and communication protocols. Substation servers, data concentrators, gateways, RTUs, IEDs, distributed I/O and poletop/pad mount switch controllers are all discussed, with unit and revenue forecasts through 2020. The market trends for SCADA protocols and the devices that use these protocols for automation at the substation and feeder levels are all discussed in detail. Profiles of key industry players are included, as well.
For a detailed executive summary and table of contents, or to request free sample pages from the full report, please visit http://www.giiresearch.com/report/pike250698-smart-grid-scada-systems.html
Meter Data Management
Data analytics have become one of the hottest topics in the smart grid universe. These analytics – correlating data from many sources both internal and external to a utility – can identify trends and opportunities that have never before been seen.
This Pike Research report analyzes the global MDM market as it evolves with and even does battle with the utility data analytics market. The report forecasts revenue for MDM vendors for each year during the period from 2012 through 2020, with separate forecasts for in-house MDM and MDM delivered as a managed service. The narrative includes a detailed analysis of how MDM vendors are coping with the invasion of data analytics vendors, and what utilities are really asking for. The report also discusses how MDM vendors differentiate themselves, how the market segments based upon utility size and region of the world, and how MDM vendors are approaching the delivery of MDM managed services. The report includes detailed profiles of 13 key MDM vendors and 7 systems integrators that are key players in the MDM marketplace.
For a detailed executive summary and table of contents, or to request free sample pages from the full report, please visit http://www.giiresearch.com/report/pike203454-meter-data-management-software-managed-services.html
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