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1 TAXONOMY OF A SMARTER GRID
1.1 Market Definition and Detailed Taxonomy Diagrams
1.1.1 Highlights of Smart Grid Market Segments and Applications
1.1.2 Mapping the Smart Grid Taxonomy to Industry Players
FIGURE 3: SMART GRID APPLICATIONS & MARKET SECTOR TIMELINE
1.2 Smart Grid Market Drivers
FIGURE 5: SMART GRID AS DEFINED BY LEADING PLAYERS
FIGURE 6: SMART GRID MARKET DRIVERS
1.2.1 Growing Energy Demand
1.2.2 Energy Independence and Security
1.2.3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction
1.2.4 Economic Growth
FIGURE 7: TOTAL SMART GRID JOBS CREATED AND TRANSITIONED
FIGURE 8: THE ORIGIN OF SMART GRID’S ‘SMARTS’
1.2.5 Policy and Regulation
1.2.6 Technology Advancement
1.2.7 Increased Efficiency Through Grid Optimization
1.2.8 Growing Supply of Renewable and Distributed Power Generation and Storage
FIGURE 9: U.S. RPS STANDARDS
1.2.9 Advanced Consumer Services
FIGURE 10: UTILITY INDUSTRY EVOLUTION OVER THE NEXT DECADE
1.2.10 Infrastructure Reliability and Security
1.2.11 21st Century Power Quality
FIGURE 11: COMPARABLE OUTAGE COSTS BY INDUSTRY
1.3 Challenges Associated With Smart Grid
FIGURE 12: PRIMARY SMART GRID CHALLENGES
1.3.1 Interoperability Standards
1.3.2 Future Proofing Utility Systems Architecture
1.3.3 Re-Defining Utility Business Models and Incentives
1.3.4 Integrating Growing Amounts of Renewable and Distributed Energy
FIGURE 13: GAS AND ELECTRIC DECOUPLING IN THE U.S. (DECEMBER 2008)
1.3.5 Consumer Adoption of Smart Grid Services
2 SMART GRID APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES
2.1 Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
2.1.1 Introduction
2.1.2 Challenges/Opportunities
FIGURE 14: AMI COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK SEGMENTS
2.1.3 Smart Meters: The First Wave of Smart Grid
2.1.4 Smart Meter: The Gateway to the Home Area Network
FIGURE 15: FOUR CHARACTERISTICS OF AN INTELLIGENT METER
2.1.5 AMI Networking and Communications
FIGURE 16: CHARACTERISTICS OF VARIOUS AMI COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
2.1.6 AMI Communication Networks – Competition Heats Up
FIGURE 17: EXAMPLE OF A MESH NETWORK
2.2 Demand Response/Demand Side Management
2.2.1 Introduction
FIGURE 18: DEMAND RESPONSE – ACHIEVABLE ENERGY SAVINGS
2.2.2 Recent Background
2.2.3 Demand Response vs. Natural Gas at Peak
2.2.4 Virtual Peak Power: A Growing Market
2.2.5 Continuing Challenges
2.3 Grid Optimization/Distribution Automation
FIGURE 19: THE CHARACTERISTICS AND BENEFITS OF GRID OPTIMIZATION
2.4 Integration of Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Sources
2.5 Energy Storage
FIGURE 20: ENERGY STORAGE TO ADDRESS RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION
FIGURE 21: UTILITY NEEDS FOR INTEGRATION WITH RENEWABLES
2.6 PHEV Smart Charging and V2G
FIGURE 22: A DIAGRAM OF A PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE
FIGURE 23: A COMPARISON OF FUEL COSTS FOR PHEVS VS. TRADITIONAL CARS
FIGURE 24: U.S. OIL DEMAND PER SECTOR (2004)
FIGURE 25: THE V2G CONCEPT
2.7 Advanced Utility Controls Systems
FIGURE 26: VISION OF INTEGRATED UTILITY SYSTEMS
2.8 Smart Homes and Home Area Networks
3 SMART GRID AMI DEPLOYMENTS
3.1 Top 15 North American AMI Deployments
FIGURE 28: TOP 15 NORTH AMERICAN AMI DEPLOYMENTS
4 VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS IN SMART GRID: 2005–2009
FIGURE 29: VC FUNDING IN SMART GRID, 2005–2009
4.1 2008 and 2009 Smart Grid M&A
4.2 2008 VC Investment in the Smart Grid
FIGURE 30: RECENT M&A IN THE SMART GRID SECTOR
FIGURE 31: 2008 VC INVESTMENT IN SMART GRID
4.3 Q1 2009 VC Investment in Smart Grid
FIGURE 32: Q1 2009 VC INVESTMENT IN SMART GRID
4.4 Q2 2009 VC Investment in the Smart Grid
FIGURE 33: Q2 2009 VC INVESTMENT IN SMART GRID
5 COMPANY PROFILES BY SECTOR
5.1 AMI – Advanced Metering and Networking/Communications
5.1.1 Echelon
5.1.2 Elster
5.1.3 General Electric
5.1.4 Itron
5.1.5 Landis+Gyr
5.1.6 Sensus
5.2 AMI – Networking/Communications
5.2.1 Current Group
5.2.2 Eka Systems
5.2.3 Silver Spring Networks
5.2.4 SmartSynch
5.2.5 Trilliant
5.3 Demand Response
5.3.1 Comverge
5.3.2 EnerNoc
5.4 Grid Optimization / Distribution Automation
5.4.1 ABB
5.4.2 SEL
5.5 Software, Solutions and Applications
5.5.1 Aclara Software
5.5.2 Ecologic Analytics
5.5.3 GridNet
5.5.4 eMeter
5.5.5 GridPoint
FIGURE 34: EXAMPLE SMART HOME WITH CORRESPONDING SMART GRID APPLICATIONS
5.5.6 OSIsoft
5.5.7 Ventyx
5.6.3 GainSpain
5.6.4 Google (PowerMeter)
FIGURE 35: GOOGLE POWERMETER GOALS
5.6.5 Greenbox
FIGURE 36: EXAMPLE OF GREENBOX’S ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
5.6.6 Onzo
5.6.7 Tendril
FIGURE 37: EXAMPLE OF TENDRIL’S CUSTOMER PORTAL
5.7 Other Major Players
5.7.1 Cisco
5.7.2 IBM
5.7.3 Microsoft
FIGURE 38: MICROSOFT’S HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
5.7.4 Oracle
5.8 Additional Industry Players
APPENDIX: ACRONYMS USED IN THIS REPORT
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