What’s happening in the smart grid market? 10 research reports coming up


By: SGN Staff


By Doug Peeples



There’s a wealth of information about smart grid and related technologies, services, trends and other topics in market research reports. But there are many more out there than most of us could ever find the time to read. Over the past few weeks, we have sifted through a deluge of reports to find nuggets you might want to know about. Some of them are likely to surprise you. Please use the Comment Form to share your thoughts.


Latin American Smart Grid Technology Outlook Report 2013-2018: This report from Zpryme and PennEnergy Research notes that Latin America has been referred to as the ‘next major smart grid opportunity,’ but also explains that the region generally has not yet reached liftoff with large-scale smart grid project deployments. Interesting observations and numbers further define where Latin America is now. More >>


The Smart Grid Business 2012-2017: A broad array of topics are included in this report from business intelligence firm Memoori on what is shaping the future of the smart grid industry. Included are investment trends and forecasts, suppliers, communications, mergers and acquisitions and other subjects. The target audience is C-Level sales, marketing and strategic planning professionals. More >>


Strategic Business Review: The Future of the Smart Grid, The ICT and Data Mangement Perspective: This review from Engerati offers guidance and insights for companies, investors and nations looking for growth opportunities in this "fast developing and widely hyped market.” It also provides recommendations for limiting risk and how to avoid failure in a timely way. More >>


Analyzing the Smart Grid in China: This report from ResearchandMarkets offers forecasts for the smart grid market in China through 2020. It explains that while government investment is increasing, there are challenges such as the threat of cyber attacks. One observation: "China's increasing commitment to green development will lead to tremendous need for smart grid technologies.” More >>


Smart Grid Networking and Communications: This Navigant Research report analyzes recent developments in the global smart grid communications market. Nearly two dozen communications technologies are explained in detail and include use cases. The study also examines the shifting funding environments and changing priorities of utilities, and how communications equipment and services are evolving to meet those demands. The updated market forecasts for smart grid communications nodes and devices, segmented by device type, application, technology, and region, extend through 2020. More >>

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