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Global CAPEX and O&M Expenditure Outlook for Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Investments: 2010-2011 â€“ Funding Outlook for Smart Grid Development
Newton Evans, February 2010, Pages: 93
To monitor and measure the effects of the global economic conditions on capital spending and on operations and maintenance budgets of utilities around the world, the authors conducted a third “tracking” survey of North American and international electric utilities spanning 36 countries to obtain the information contained in this report. The current survey was undertaken in December 2009 and completed in January 2010. The survey results are the basis for the narrative summaries and the charts and tables of information contained in this report. This report is a follow up to two previous studies on CAPEX and O&M budgets published in December 2008, which included survey data collected from 112 utility officials during mid-November 2008 through mid-December 2008 and another in June 2009 that was based on the active participation of 118 electric utilities in 36 countries. Findings from both of these earlier surveys are compared with this new round of findings throughout this report.
In addition to requesting information regarding capital investment and operations and maintenance budgets for 2010 and 2011, the newest survey also queried respondents on five possible rationales for budget changes: Regulatory Mandates, Smart Grid Initiatives, Government Stimulus Bills, Regulatory Changes, and Economic Outlook/ Revenue Forecast. Information on planned capital and O&M expenditure ranges for T&D activities were solicited at the end of the survey. Most of the respondents did complete this new subsection.
The findings support a view marked by a “cautiously optimistic spending outlook” during the first quarter of 2010, especially so for the developing regions of the world. The Western nations (North America, Western Europe) remain cautious regarding their CAPEX budget outlooks. However there are different viewpoints, especially on multi-month project deferrals, based on the regional breakouts of replies. Further, among North American utilities there remains substantial differences in budget outlooks based upon the type of electric utility responding to the survey (investor-owned, public, and cooperative).
The latest survey was directed to upper level managers and senior staff directly involved with transmission and distribution planning, as these officials were most likely to be involved in some or all aspects of formulating the T&D budget and planning for smart grid initiatives within the utility. The survey was designed to obtain information from a T&D operations and engineering perspective. Budget information requests were made for the following: SCADA, EMS and DMS Outlook, Substation Automation and Integration, Protection and Control, Distribution Automation, Transmission Infrastructure, Distribution Infrastructure and Automated Meter Reading and Advanced Metering Infrastructure.
I. Introduction and global summary
II. Survey Question 1 – CAPEX and O&M 2010 and 2011
A. SCADA/EMS/DMS Systems
B. Substation Automation/Integration
C. Protection and Control
D. Distribution Automation
F. Transmission Infrastructure
G. Distribution Infrastructure
III. Survey Question 2 - Reason for Increase or No Change in any of the above
A. Regulatory Mandates
B. Smart Grid Initiatives
C. Government Stimulus Bills
IV. Survey Question 3 – Reasons for CAPEX decrease
V. Additional Comments
VI. Forecast of Planned 2010 CAPEX and O&M Expenditures
- AES Eletropaulo
- Australia Power & Water Corporation
- Axpo Netze
- BSES Yamuna Power Ltd.
- Cape Town Electric
- CEZ Distribuce
- CGE Distribucion S.A.
- CKW AG
- Comision Ejecutiva del Rio Lempa
- Compagnie Ivoirienne d'Electricité
- Country Energy
- Dong Energy Distribution
- Dravske elektrarne Maribor
- Electricity Authority of Cyprus
- Empresas Públicas de Medellín
- Energie AG Oberösterreich
- ESB Networks
- ETSA Utilities
- Fingrid Oyj
- Israel Electric Corp.
- Jersey Electricity Co.
- Jerusalem District Electricity Co.
- LEW Verteilnetz GmbH
- Oulun Energia
- Public Power Corporation of Greece
- Puerto Rico EPA
- REN - Rede Electrica Nacional
- Saudi Electric Co.
- Saudi Electric Co. Central
- Taiwan Power Company
- Unidad de Transacciones S.A. de C.V.
- WEL Networks
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