Middle East & North Africa Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2012–2022)

  • ID: 2556828
  • June 2012
  • Region: Africa, Middle East, North Africa
  • Northeast Group, LLC
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  • ABB (Switzerland)
  • Alstom (France)
  • Elster (Germany)
  • Kahramaa (Qatar)
  • Mubadala (UAE)
  • Siemens (Germany)
  • MORE

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is one of the leading geographies for smart grid development in emerging markets. Within the MENA region, smart grid shows particularly strong potential in the Gulf states, where high incomes, high electricity consumption and small populations will drive smart meter deployments in the medium-term. The technologies used and lessons learned in these deployments will then be diffused throughout the region.

Smart grid in MENA will largely be a state-driven process, owing to government control of nearly all electricity activity throughout the region. This creates both opportunities and challenges for smart grid development. Gulf governments have ample capital on hand and exhibit a strong desire to modernize their countries and their economies. Smart grid offers these countries an excellent opportunity to modernize their infrastructure, lay the foundation for additional energy-saving applications and ultimately diversify their economies away from dependence on oil and gas.

But governments and investors in the Gulf are also wary of the recent upheavals seen throughout the MENA region in the past two years. Support for current governments READ MORE >

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  • ABB (Switzerland)
  • Alstom (France)
  • Elster (Germany)
  • Kahramaa (Qatar)
  • Mubadala (UAE)
  • Siemens (Germany)
  • MORE

i. Executive Summary
ii. Methodology
1. Introduction
1.1 What is smart grid?
1.2 Smart grid's role in regional interconnection
1.3 How has smart grid been used elsewhere in the world?
2. MENA smart grid snapshot
2.1 The region in comparison
2.2 Regional drivers
2.3 Regional challenges
2.4 Most recent developments
3. Regional market forecast
4. United Arab emirates
4.1 Electricity industry structure
4.2 Smart metering regulatory environment
4.3 Market forecast
4.4 Utility activity
5. Saudi Arabia
5.1 Electricity industry structure
5.2 Smart metering regulatory environment
5.3 Market forecast
5.4 Utility activity
6. Qatar 62
6.1 Electricity industry structure
6.2 Smart metering regulatory environment
6.3 Market forecast
6.4 Utility activity
7. Oman
7.1 Electricity industry structure
7.2 Smart metering regulatory environment
7.3 Market forecast
7.4 Utility activity
8. Kuwait
8.1 Electricity industry structure
8.2 Smart metering regulatory environment
8.3 Market forecast
8.4 Utility activity
9. Bahrain
9.1 Electricity industry structure
9.2 Smart metering regulatory environment
9.3 Market forecast
9.4 Utility activity
10. Beyond the Gulf
10.1 Market drivers and barriers
10.2 Jordan
10.3 Egypt
10.4 The rest of the region 95
11. Vendor activity
11.1 Domestic vendors
11.2 International vendors active in smart grid in MENA
11.3 International vendors poised to expand in MENA
12. Conclusion
13. Appendix
13.1 List of companies mentioned in this report
13.2 List of acronyms

List of Figures, Boxes, and Tables

MENA smart grid: key takeaways
Smart grid development in Gulf countries
AMI forecast by country
AMI forecast data by country
Figure 1.1: Smart grid value chain
Figure 1.2: Smart grid model highlighting focus in MENA
Table 1.1: Benefits of AMI in the Gulf
Table 1.2: Demand response options
Figure 1.3: GCC Interconnection
Figure 1.4: Proposed European - super grid
Figure 1.5: Smart grid activity in emerging markets
Figure 2.1: Emerging markets smart meter potential
Figure 2.2: Per-capita electricity consumption
Figure 2.3: Per-capita CO2 emissions
Figure 2.4: GDP growth in MENA and the Gulf
Table 2.1: Smart grid market drivers and barriers in the Gulf
Figure 2.5: Per-capita consumption in MENA
Figure 2.6: Renewable sources of energy in MENA
Figure 2.7: Distribution losses in MENA
Figure 2.8: Electricity prices in MENA
Figure 3.1: Timeline of smart grid developments in MENA
Figure 3.2: AMI forecast by country
Table 3.1: AMI forecast data by country
Figure 3.3: MENA smart meter penetration rate
Figure 3.4: Gulf smart meter penetration rate
Figure 3.5: AMI cost breakdown
Figure 3.6: AMI forecast by segment
Table 3.2: AMI forecast data by segment
Figure 4.1: UAE AMI penetration rate
Table 4.1: Smart grid indicators in the UAE
Figure 4.2: Voluntary dynamic pricing in Abu Dhabi
Box 4.1 Political risk in the UAE
Figure 4.3: UAE AMI forecast
Table 4.2: UAE AMI forecast data
Box 4.2: Masdar City a carbon neutral smart city
Figure 5.1: Saudi Arabia AMI penetration rate
Table 5.1: Smart grid indicators in Saudi Arabia
Box 5.1: Political risk in Saudi Arabia
Figure 5.2: Saudi Arabia AMI forecast
Table 5.2: Saudi Arabia AMI forecast data
Figure 6.1: Qatar AMI penetration rate
Table 6.1: Smart grid indicators in Qatar
Box 6.1: Political risk in Qatar
Figure 6.2: Qatar AMI forecast
Table 6.2: Qatar AMI forecast data
Box 6.2: The Pearl Qatar project
Figure 7.1: Oman AMI penetration rate
Table 7.1: Smart grid indicators in Oman
Box 7.1: Political risk in Oman
Figure 7.2: Oman AMI forecast
Table 7.2: Oman AMI forecast data
Figure 8.1: Kuwait AMI penetration rate
Table 8.1: Smart grid indicators in Kuwait
Box 8.1: Political risk in Kuwait
Figure 8.2: Kuwait AMI forecast
Table 8.2: Kuwait AMI forecast data
Figure 9.1: Bahrain AMI penetration rate
Table 9.1: Smart grid indicators in Bahrain
Box 9.1: Political risk in Bahrain
Figure 9.2: Peak demand in Bahrain
Figure 9.3: Bahrain AMI forecast
Table 9.2: Bahrain AMI forecast data
Figure 10.1: Distribution losses in MENA
Figure 10.2: Jordan AMI penetration rate
Figure 10.3: Jordan AMI forecast
Table 10.1: Jordan AMI forecast data
Figure 10.4: Egypt AMI penetration rate
Figure 10.5: Egypt AMI forecast
Table 10.2: Egypt AMI forecast data
Table 11.1: Vendors based in the Gulf
Figure 11.1: International AMI vendors in MENA
Table 12.1: The next steps and necessary actions

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- ABB (Switzerland)
- Advanced Electronics Company (Saudi Arabia)
- Al Mostajed (UAE)
- Al Wataniya (Kuwait)
- Alstom (France)
- BPL Global (US)
- Consolidated Gulf Company (Qatar)
- Desertec (US)
- Electricity Distribution Company (Jordan)
- Electricity Holding Company (Oman)
- Electricity and Water Authority (Bahrain)
- Elster (Germany)
- GE (US)
- Global Energy Technologies (UAE)
- Gulf Investment Corporation (UAE)
- Irbid District Electricity Company (Jordan)
- Itron (US)
- Jordanian Electric Power Company (Jordan)
- Kahramaa (Qatar)
- Landis+Gyr (Switzerland)
- Larsen & Toubro's (India)
- Masdar (UAE)
- Mubadala (UAE)
- National Trading Company (Oman)
- Oracle (US)QEWC (Qatar)
- Petra Solar (US)
- Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia)
- Saudi Electricity Company (Saudi Arabia)
- Siemens (Germany)
- Sonelgaz (Algeria)
- Suez-Tractebel (Belgium)
- SWCC (Saudi Arabia)
- Technology Partners (UAE)
- Tropos Networks (US)"

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