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Smart Grid Policy Handbook 2013: Major Government Policies, Regulations and Incentives is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on major policies governing the smart grid market in major countries.

The report provides in-depth analysis of smart grid policies across major countries in North and South America, namely the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Details are provided for key policy instruments adopted by the US Federal and selected state governments which have led to smart grid developments, such as investment in smart meters, demand response programs, and EV adoption. In the European region, details of key smart grid policies are provided for the following major European countries: the UK, Germany, France, and Spain. The chapter also covers the major policies and incentives established by the European Union.

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The Asia-Pacific region covers Japan, Australia, India, China, South Korea and Singapore. Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and South Africa from the African continent have also been covered, as they are major upcoming markets for smart grid investment.


This report provides comprehensive coverage of key smart grid initiatives and policies for the following countries: the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, EU, Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia.

Coverage of major topics such as advanced metering infrastructure, microgrid, smart cities, net metering, time-of-use pricing, communication protocol for the smart grid, important agencies dealing with the smart grid, EV, and EMS, wherever possible for each country

Coverage of smart grid technology, benefits, international associations and standards under the global section

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A comparison of major smart grid policies and government support is provided for smart grid initiatives among the 16 countries covered

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This report will enhance your decision-making capability by allowing you to:

Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about policy decisions being taken on smart grids by different markets

Identify opportunities for and challenges to the exploitation of the smart grid market

Compare the level of support provided for different types of smart grid technology in different countries

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Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of insights into the future opportunities and critical success factors in the smart grid market.

Stay ahead of the competition by keeping yourself abreast of all of the latest policy changes.

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 5

1.1 List of Tables 9

1.2 List of Figures 9

2 Introduction 10

2.1 GlobalData Report Guidance 11

3 Smart Grid Framework 12

3.1 Smart Grid Technology 12

3.1.1 Submeters 12

3.1.2 Advanced Metering Infrastructure 13

3.1.3 Microgrid 13

3.1.4 Smart Appliances 14

3.1.5 Energy Management System 14

3.1.6 Electric Vehicle 15

3.1.7 High Voltage Direct Current 16

3.2 Smart Grid Benefits 16

3.3 Smart Grid International Association 21

3.4 Smart Grid Standards 23

3.4.1 International Electromechanical Commission Standards 23

3.4.2 IEEE Standards 24

3.4.3 Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) 26

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4 North America, Major Smart Grids Policies and Incentives 27

4.1 The US 27

4.1.1 Overview 27

4.1.2 Federal, Major Policies and Incentives 32

4.1.3 California, Major Policies and Incentives 36

4.1.4 Connecticut, Major Policies and Incentives 40

4.1.5 Colorado 43

4.1.6 Pennsylvania 45

4.1.7 Massachusetts 47

4.2 Canada 49

4.2.1 Overview 49

4.2.2 Major Policies and Incentives 51

4.3 Mexico 61

4.3.1 Overview 61

4.3.2 Major Policies and Incentives 61

5 South America, Major Smart Grid Policies and Incentives 65

5.1 Brazil 65

5.1.1 Overview 65

5.1.2 Major Policies and Incentives 68

6 Europe, Major Smart Grid Policies and Incentives 72

6.1 EU 72

6.1.1 Overview 72

6.1.2 Major Policies and Incentives 74

6.2 The UK 79

6.2.1 Overview 79

6.2.2 Major Policies and Incentives 80

6.3 Germany 85

6.3.1 Overview 85

6.3.2 Major Policies and Incentives 87

6.4 France 91

6.4.1 Overview 91

6.4.2 Major Policies and Incentives 92

6.5 Spain 95

6.5.1 Overview 95

6.5.2 Major Policies and Incentives 97

7 Asia- Pacific, Major Smart Grid Policies and Incentives 101

7.1 Japan 101

7.1.1 Overview 101

7.1.2 Major Policies and Incentives 103

7.2 Australia 106

7.2.1 Overview 106

7.2.2 Major Policies and Incentives 107

7.3 China 113

7.3.1 Overview 113

7.3.2 Major Policies and Incentives 115

7.4 India 120

7.4.1 Overview 120

7.4.2 Major Policies and Incentives 125

7.5 South Korea 133

7.5.1 Overview 133

7.5.2 Major Policies and Incentives 134

7.6 Singapore 140

7.6.1 Overview 140

7.6.2 Major Policies and Incentives 142

8 Middle East and Africa, Major Smart Grid Policies and Incentives 149

8.1 Saudi Africa 149

8.1.1 Overview 149

8.1.2 Major Policies and Incentives 151

8.2 Saudi Arabia 154

8.2.1 Overview 154

8.2.2 Major Policies and Incentives 155

9 Country Policy Comparison 158

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