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The Smart Grid in Europe 2012-2016: Technologies, Market Forecasts and Utility Profiles
Greentech Media, Inc, August 2011, Pages +: 100
The strategies for engaging electricity markets in Europe are undergoing dramatic shifts; market liberalization and utility unbundling have promoted a wave of mergers and acquisitions, as well as a crop of new electric service providers across the continent. Within these new terms of engagement, the smart grid is emerging as a major focus for regulators and an opportunity for industry players, as Europe aims to optimize its renewables growth and nascent electric vehicle (EV) charging station deployment, as well as to achieve greater efficiency at the consumer level.
By 2016, the report forecasts €6.8 billion per year in smart grid investment in Europe. The market segments receiving the bulk of this investment will be Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation (DA), EVs and Utility Enterprise (IT systems). Currently, AMI is the most developed segment. The publisher analyzes how utilities within each country are negotiating further deployment and triangulating between policy, in-house business cases and the consumer's role to enable industry growth.
The report offers strategic insight into the key drivers and barriers for growth in the region and examines the latest investment trends, providing a forecast of the market for AMI, DA, EV integration technologies and Utility Enterprise (IT systems). The Smart Grid in Europe, 2012-2016 also analyzes and compares smart grid positioning in Europe with that of utilities in the U.S., Japan and China.
- Policy, technology and economic drivers / barriers of smart grid deployment, with breakdown of hotspots by smart grid market segment
- Market forecasts for AMI, DA, EV integration technologies and Utility Enterprise (IT systems) through 2016
- Analysis of smart grid business case for utilities, with profiles of utility smart grid strategy and pilot programs
- Comparison of smart grid maturity and implementation between Europe, U.S., China and Japan
Questions for Competitive Decision-making:
- Which national markets provide the greatest opportunity for smart grid technology promoters and developers?
- How is investment in smart grid technology evolving beyond AMI over the next five years?
- Which utilities provide the most promising integration models?
- Are utilities leveraging all the economic and societal benefits of a comprehensive smart grid build-out?
- How are smart grid players navigating European markets, and how does the smart grid roadmap in Europe differ from that of the U.S.?
1.1 Key Findings
2. DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF THE SMART GRID IN EUROPE
2.1 Smart grid drivers
2.1.1 Environmental considerations, policies and stimulus funds
2.1.2 The need for energy security
2.1.3 Visions of a European “Supergrid”
2.1.4 Economic drivers
2.1.5 New technologies
2.2 Barriers to smart grid deployment
2.2.1 Policy and Regulation
2.2.2 Market uncertainty and distortions
2.2.3 Technology Barriers
2.2.4 Lack of Consumer Involvement
2.3 Smart grid: Utility and Societal Business Case
2.4 Comparison of EU to other smart grid markets
2.4.1 Regulatory drivers
2.4.2 Market dynamics: Changing business model?
2.4.3 Investment levels
3. TECHNOLOGY: LEADING SOLUTIONS
3.1 Advanced Metering Solutions
3.1.1 Meter rollouts and suppliers (already deployed)
3.1.2 Planned Rollouts in Spain, France and the U.K.
3.2 Distribution automation
3.3 IT Systems Integration
3.4 Integration of Distributed and Renewable Energy Sources
3.5 Electric Vehicles
4. MARKET FORECAST FOR THE EUROPEAN SMART GRID
4.1 Investment trends
4.1.1 Cleantech VC and M&A
4.1.2 Smart grid VC and M&A
4.2 Market segments forecasts
4.2.1 Advanced Metering Infrastructure
4.2.2 Distribution Automation
4.2.3 IT Systems Integration
4.2.4 DG/RES integration
4.2.5 EV integration
5. TOP EU ELECTRICITY UTILITIES, 2011
1. Electricité De France - France
2. Enel SpA - Italy
3. E.ON AG - Germany
4. GDF Suez SA – France
5. RWE AG - Germany
6. Iberdrola SA - Spain
7. Endesa SA – Spain
8. Centrica - United Kingdom
9. Vattenfall AB - Sweden
10. Energias de Portugal SA (EDP) – Portugal
11. DONG Energy - Denmark
12. FORTUM - Finland
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