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Smart Grid Technology Investment: Forecasts for 2012-2030

  • ID: 2253195
  • October 2012
  • 45 Pages
  • Innovation Observatory Ltd
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This report forecasts the key areas of capital and operational expenditure (capex and opex) of the world's uitlities in smart grids over the period 2012 to 2030. It includes technology spend forecasts, as well as regional and country-level breakdowns.

Report background:

Around the world utilities will invest billions of dollars over the next 20 years in deploying their smart grids, creating opportunities for hardware, software and services companies worldwide. This report identifies the major areas of capital and operational expenditure, and pinpoints the key opportunities for technology suppliers along the smart grid value chain.

It includes:

- Assessment of the drivers and barriers to smart grid deployment, and how these will influence market evolution.
- Identification of the principal areas of technology investment in the smart grid, in terms of capital and operational expenditure.
- Commentary on the key trends and drivers for each type of smart grid technology.
- Detailed global forecasts for investment in smart grid technologies over the period 2012 to 2030.

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Executive summary


Market overview

Forecasts for capex and opex, presented by region and technology segment

Methodology and definitions

Tables, figures and data series included in this report:

- Total smart grid capex and opex by region, and further split by country for 20 major economies

Total global capex on:
- Smart meters
- Communications systems
- Distribution automation
- Substation automation
- IT systems
- - Infrastructure management systems (including distribution management, outage management, MDMS, demand response)
- - Billing and customer care (and web sites)
- - Storage, servers, hardware, etc.
- - Other IT (including workforce management, SOA)
- Home area networking
- Consulting and systems integration
- Other (including project management and customer communications)

Total global opex on:
- Meter maintenance
- Communications maintenance
- Communications services (payment for capacity and traffic)
- Distribution/substation automation
- IT maintenance
- Ongoing service management (customer services, marketing, etc.)

Regional forecasts are included for:

- Asia-Pacific
- Central and Latin America
- Europe
- Middle East and Africa
- North America

Country forecasts are included for:

- Australia
- Brazil
- Canada
- China
- France
- Germany
- India
- Italy
- Japan
- Mexico
- Netherlands
- Poland
- Portugal
- Romania
- Russia
- Spain
- Thailand
- Turkey
- United Kingdom
- United States

The forecasts are presented in an Excel annex, as well as in selected cases as charts in the report.

Companies covered in this report:

- This report focuses on national, regional and technological markets, not specific companies.

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