Smart grid market research: a quick review


This collection of market research reports spans smart grid transmission and metering sectors and related areas, such as smart cities and smart water.


A new report by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) explores the emerging role of smart grids in the UK and presents a vision of the near future where energy use is monitored in real time, home appliances are automated, and Britain is powered by a network of community run energy schemes. Read more >>


According to a recent report from Navigant Research, the worldwide market for high-voltage submarine electricity cables will grow from $1.9 billion in 2014 to more than $5.3 billion in 2023. The expansion of offshore renewable power generation, particularly large wind power installations, is helping to drive demand for transmission via high-voltage submarine electricity cables. Read more >>


Frost & Sullivan says smart cities are anticipated to create huge business opportunities across different industries with a total market value of $1.565 trillion by 2020. A smart city concept in this context encompasses a number of smart products which are characterized by an intelligent sensing technology that is increasingly being integrated with Internet technologies. Read more >>


The global transmission towers market will increase in value at a moderate to slow place over the coming years, climbing from $9.6 billion between 2006 and 2013 to $11.2 billion during 2014 to 2020, says a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. Read more >>