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Smart Utility Networks – Developmental Trends

  • ID: 2076386
  • Report
  • 130 Pages +
  • PracTel Inc
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The objectives of this report were to show the role of ICT to support the Smart Grid infrastructure; and introduce some trends in the ICT development. The report also updates previous Practel reports published in 2009-2011.

Particular, the report addresses the following:

Section I -Introduction. It explains the major Smart Grid goals and provides examples of developments.

Section II – Provides detailed Smart Grid background. The activities of multiple Smart Grid associations and industry organizations are covered.

Section III – Provides marketing and technological analysis of the Smart Grid ICT; covers industry characteristics and Smart Meters developing. The surveys of products portfolios of major industry players are provided.

Section IV – Provides the analysis of evolving Smart Utility Networks standards and technologies; marketing characteristics are also addressed as well as the survey of evolving industries. This includes the following:

- The IEEE 802.15.4g and related technologies
- The IEEE 802.22 and related technologies
- The ITU G3 PLC and related technologies.

Section V – Conclusions.

The report also contains two Appendixes.

This report is written for a wide audience of technical and managerial staff that is involved in the development of Smart Grid ICT.

Target Audience

This report is important to a wide population of researches, technical and sales staff involved in the developing of the Smart Grid ICT and particular in SUN. It is recommended for both service providers and vendors that are working with related technologies.

Research Methodology:

Considerable research was done using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed. Evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was conducted. Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.

The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Elster (AMI, AMR)
  • Google (SW)
  • Infotility (Software)
  • Oracle (Software)
  • Siemens (Software)
  • SmartSynch (Networking)
  • MORE
1.0 Introduction

1.1 General

1.1.1 Smart Grid Definition

1.2 Necessity

1.3 Vision

1.4 U.S.

1.5 England

1.6 Italy

1.7 Scope

1.8 Research Methodology

1.9 Target Audience

2.0 General: Smart Grid ICT Industry Activity

2.1 Efforts

2.2 Structure

2.3 Requirements: SG Networking

2.3.1 View

2.4 Industry and User Groups Projects

2.4.1 ETSI

2.4.2 IEC

2.4.3 IEEE

2.4.4 Global Intelligent Utility Network Coalition

2.4.5 Smart Networks Council (SNC)

2.4.6 U-SNAP Alliance

2.4.6.1 Specification and HAN

2.4.6.2 Merge

2.4.7 Accenture Intelligent City Network

2.4.8 Advanced Grid Infrastructure Initiative

2.4.9 NextGrid

2.4.10 GridWise Alliance

2.4.11 Appliances

2.4.12 ESMIG

2.4.13 Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG)

2.4.14 EPRI (Electrical Power Research Institute)

2.4.15 Hughes Broadband Alliance Program

2.4.16 ZigBee and Wi-Fi Alliances

2.4.17 NIST

2.4.17.1 OpenHAN

2.4.18 Federal Smart Grid Task Force

2.4.19 Open Smart Grid Users Group (OSGUG)

2.4.20 Comments

3.0 SG ICT Developments

3.1 General: SG ICT

3.2 Current Status
3.3 Current Objectives

3.4 Choices

3.5 Smart Meters

3.5.1 General

3.5.2 Details

3.5.3 Functions

3.5.4 Components

3.5.4.1 Communications

3.6 Security

3.7 Projects Examples

3.8 Market

3.8.1 Market Drivers

3.8.2 Reality

3.8.3 Market Projections: Smart Meters

3.8.4 Smart Grid ICT- Market Estimate

3.9 Industry

Aclara (Software and Systems, BPL)

Aeris (Wireless Network Provider)

Alcatel-Lucent (Infrastructure)

Analog Devices (RF Transceivers)

AT&T/SmartSynch (Network Services)

BPL Global (Software Platform)

Carlson Wireless (Radio Platforms)

Current Group (Systems, Sensors)

Cisco (IP-based Infrastructure, hardware)

Eka Systems (Network Nodes-Mesh) - Acquired by Cooper Power Systems in 2010
Elster (AMI, AMR)

Echelon (Smart Metering System)

eMeter (Management Software)

GE (Hardware and Software-Smart Meters)

Google (SW)

GreenBox (Management Platform) - Acquired By Silver Spring Networks in 2010
GridPoint (Network Platform)

Grid Net (Network Management Software)

Infotility (Software)

Itron (Intelligent Metering)

Oracle (Software)

Landis+Gyr (Metering Devices)

Sensus Metering Systems (Data Collection and Metering)

SmartSynch (Networking)

Silver Spring Networks (Networking)

Siemens (Software)

Spinwave (Building Control, HAN)

Tendril (System)

TransData (Wireless AMI/AMR Meter)

Trilliant (Intelligent Metering)

Tropos (Network)

4.0 Smart Utility Networks

4.1 Groups - IEEE

4.2 IEEE 1900 - DYSPAN

4.2.1 Background

4.2.2 Scope

4.2.3 DYSPAN WGs

4.3 IEEE 2030

4.4 IEEE-802.15.4g-Smart Utility Networks

4.4.1 General

4.4.2 Purpose

4.4.3 Need

4.4.4 Value

4.4.5 Overview - PHY

4.4.6 Regions

4.4.6.1 Frequencies Allocations

4.4.7 Details

4.4.7.1 Requirements: Major Characteristics

4.4.7.2 Considerations

4.4.7.3 Network Requirements

4.4.7.4 PHY/MAC Modifications

4.4.7.5 Market

4.4.8 Summary

4.4.9 Examples: Manufacturers

Accent

Analog Devices

4.5 IEEE 802.22

4.5.1 General

4.5.2 Status

4.5.2.1 IEEE 802.22

4.5.2.2 IEEE 802.22.1

4.5.2.3 IEEE P802.22.2

4.5.2.4 IEEE P802.22a

4.5.2.5 IEEE P802.22b

4.5.3 Developments

4.5.4 IEEE 802.22-2011 Overview

4.5.4.1 Major Characteristics - Overview

4.5.5 IEEE 802.22 Details

4.5.5.1 Physical Layer – Major Characteristics

4.5.5.2 MAC Layer

4.5.6 Cognitive Functions

4.5.7 IEEE 802.22 – Marketing Considerations for SG

4.5.8 Summary

4.5.9 Details – 802.22 and Smart Grid

4.5.9.1 Usage Models

4.5.9.2 Benefits

4.6 G3 PLC

4.6.1 General

4.6.1.1 IEEE 1901.2 and G3 PLC

4.6.2 Maxim

4.6.3 G3 PLC Alliance

4.6.4 ITU

4.6.5 Details

4.6.5.1 Specification

4.6.5.1.1 PHY Layer

4.6.5.1.2 MAC Layer

4.6.5.1.3 Network and Transport Layers

4.6.5.1.4 Application Layer

4.6.6 Vendors

Infinion

Semitech

Yitran

5.0 Summary and Conclusions

Appendix I: IEEE802.15.4g Frequency Allocation

Appendix II: Regulations

Figure 1: Smart Grid Networking

Figure 2: Organizations

Figure 3: Smart Grid and ICT

Figure 4: Smart Grid – Layered Structure

Figure 5: Layered Hierarchy – SG/ICT Standards

Figure 6: Interoperability Framework

Figure 7: Illustration

Figure 8: ICT Infrastructure

Figure 9: Smart Grid Connectivity

Figure 10: U.S. Smart Meters Sale-TAM (Unit Mil.)

Figure 11: U.S. Smart Meters Sale – TAM ($M)

Figure 12: TAM: Global Smart Grid ICT ($B)

Figure 13: ComSoc Standards Board

Figure 14: IEEE 2030 Group

Figure 15: SUN Place

Figure 16: TAM Global SG SUN (IEEE802.15.4g) ($B)

Figure 17: IEEE 802.22 Network

Table 1: NIST Standards: Examples

Table 2: SG ICT Market Components

Table 3: Major Characteristics: IEEE 802.22

Table 4: Rates of Transmission
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- Aclara (Software and Systems, BPL)

- Aeris (Wireless Network Provider)

- Alcatel-Lucent (Infrastructure)

- Analog Devices (RF Transceivers)

- AT&T/SmartSynch (Network Services)

- BPL Global (Software Platform)

- Carlson Wireless (Radio Platforms)

- Current Group (Systems, Sensors)

- Cisco (IP-based Infrastructure, hardware)

- Eka Systems (Network Nodes-Mesh) - Acquired by Cooper Power Systems in 2010
- Elster (AMI, AMR)

- Echelon (Smart Metering System)

- eMeter (Management Software)

- GE (Hardware and Software-Smart Meters)

- Google (SW)

- GreenBox (Management Platform) - Acquired By Silver Spring Networks in 2010
- GridPoint (Network Platform)

- Grid Net (Network Management Software)

- Infotility (Software)

- Itron (Intelligent Metering)

- Oracle (Software)

- Landis+Gyr (Metering Devices)

- Sensus Metering Systems (Data Collection and Metering)

- SmartSynch (Networking)

- Silver Spring Networks (Networking)

- Siemens (Software)

- Spinwave (Building Control, HAN)

- Tendril (System)

- TransData (Wireless AMI/AMR Meter)

- Trilliant (Intelligent Metering)

- Tropos (Network)
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