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Australia - Smart Energy - Trends and Analyses - 2014

  • Published: March 2014
  • Region: Australia
  • 31 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

With a better understanding of the complexity involved in the transformation of the electricity industry the words ‘smart energy’ are becoming more prominent. BuddeComm believes that the term ‘smart grids’ is too narrow and that eventually ‘smart energy’ will become the accepted terminology, especially once the communications developments in national broadband networks and mobile broadband start to converge with smart grid developments.

Smart energy signifies a system that is more integrated and scalable, and which extends through the distribution system, from businesses and homes and back to the sources of energy. A smarter energy system has sensors and controls embedded into its fabric. Because it is interconnected there is a two-way flow of information and energy across the network, including information on pricing. In addition to this it is intelligent, making use of proactive analytics and automation to transform data into insights and efficiently manage resources.

This links with the telecoms development known as M2M or the ‘internet of things’ (IOT). For this to happen various functional areas within the energy ecosystem READ MORE >

1. Synopsis
2. Smart Grids in 2014
3. Energy industry in transition
4. Storage technologies making progress
5. People power in the energy market
6. Key international Developments
6.1 Googles acquisition of Nest will affect the utilities
6.2 Resource and energy management are hot issues all around the world
6.3 Energy Internet of Things
6.4 Transactive Energy
6.5 Linking ICTs with climate action for a low-carbon economy
6.6 The UN Broadband Commission and RIO+20
6.6.1 Renewing our commitment towards sustainable development
6.6.2 Broadband for the integration of the three pillars of sustainable development
6.6.3 Turning vision into action
6.7 OECD publishes report on internet of things and M2M
6.7.1 New Technology
6.7.2 New Markets
6.7.3 New Policies
6.8 Driving smarter energy usage through consumer education
6.9 Smart technology to improve generation performance
7. Business analyses
7.1 Australian Smart grids from a global perspective
7.2 Business case for smart grid appears strong
7.3 Home Automation Service Strategies
8. Key Analyses Australia
8.1 Ground-breaking standard for smart grids
8.2 Investments in the Australian smart grid market
8.3 New business opportunities for mining and energy industries
8.4 Energy in Australia remains cheap
8.5 Peak demand requires a smarter energy distribution concept
8.6 Government should show leadership in smart energy policies
8.7 Smart technologies challenging traditional energy scenarios
8.8 Need for holistic approach to energy policies
8.9 The business case for solar energy is getting closer
9. Key developments Australia
9.1 Households can save $100-$200
9.2 Spending increases to $2.4 billion in 2012
9.3 NBN facilitates wind farm
9.4 Australia Reopens Solar Funds Bid
9.5 Building a smart energy future
9.6 Fuel Poverty
10. Surveys and statistics
10.1 2013 Australian Energy Update
10.2 Australian energy survey
10.3 Australian Renewable Energy Targets
10.4 Worldwide smart grid spending will reach $46.4B in 2015
10.5 Microgrids revenue to reach $17.3 Billion by 2017
10.6 Smart Grid Implementation increases 25% in the past year
11. Separate background reports
Table 1 - Machine-to-machine applications and technologies, by dispersion and mobility

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