Smart Grid IT Systems

MDM, CIS, GIS, SCADA, EMS, DMS, OMS, AMS, MWMS, DRMS,
DERMS, and Data Analytics: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

The notion of a smart grid has emerged as the answer to the many operational challenges that utilities face today. Automation and sensing devices and communications networks make the smart grid possible. Yet, without intelligence and systems that know what to do with the data generated, the smart grid is just a more expensive version of the dumb grid. Information technology (IT) – through software solutions that are integrated across a utility’s operational silos – brings the “smart” to the smart grid.

An alphabet soup of utility IT solutions has emerged to meet these needs – MDM, CIS, GIS, SCADA, EMS, DMS, OMS, AMS, MWMS, DRMS, DERMS, etc. – but the challenge to acquire, integrate, and maintain these systems is daunting. For smaller, financially constrained utilities, it may appear insurmountable. IT vendors are working to become more interoperable in terms of their solutions and to also develop creative purchasing models, such as managed services. Nonetheless, this is a time of great change, and the difficulties associated with legacy system replacement and new system integration are not minor. However, the potential benefits are real and increasingly measurable in terms of grid efficiency, reliability, and financial viability. Navigant Research forecasts that the global utility smart grid IT systems market will grow from more than $8.5 billion in 2013 to nearly $20 billion in 2022.

This Navigant Research report provides a comprehensive overview of the global market for utility smart grid IT systems. The study discusses the potential benefits and challenges to utilities deploying new IT systems and describes a dozen major utility IT applications. Global market forecasts for utility smart grid IT systems, segmented by category (software purchases and upgrades, software maintenance fees, services, and SaaS), application, and region, extend through 2022. The report also provides in-depth profiles of numerous vendors involved in the utility smart grid IT space.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What are the major smart grid IT systems and applications available to utilities today and what do they do?
  • What are the key challenges faced by utilities seeking to upgrade their IT capabilities?
  • What are the most important trends in the utility IT space today?
  • How large will the market for utility IT systems grow and which global regions are growing the fastest?
  • What purchase models are dominant today for utility IT systems and how will that change over the next decade?
Who needs this report?
  • Utility IT application developers
  • Utility IT systems integrators
  • Utilities
  • IT hardware and software vendors
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Information Technology: Putting the “Smart” in Smart  Grid

1.2  Key Trends and Challenges

1.3  Market Outlook

2. Market Overview

2.1  Introduction

2.2  Smart Grid Market Drivers

2.2.1   Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Smart Meters

2.2.2   Distribution Automation (DA)

2.2.3   Efficiency and Renewable Mandates

2.3  Smart Grid IT Solutions

2.3.1   Retail Solutions

2.3.2   Operations Solutions

2.3.3   Enterprise Solutions

2.3.4   Analytics Solutions

2.4  Utility IT Application Purchase Models

2.4.1   Owned and Integrated

2.4.2   Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

2.5  Utility IT Market Challenges

2.5.1   IT/OT Convergence

2.5.2   Interoperability and Integration

2.5.3   Data Quality: Validation, Estimation, and Editing

2.5.4   Aging IT Infrastructure

2.5.5   Financial Pressures and Rate Case Support

2.6  Smart Grid IT Vendor Dynamics

2.7  Regional Trends

2.7.1   North America

2.7.2   Europe

2.7.3   Asia Pacific

2.7.4   Latin America

2.7.5   Middle East & Africa

3. Technology Overview

3.1  Introduction

3.2  Smart Grid IT Applications

3.2.1   Meter Data Management (MDM)

3.2.2   Billing and Customer Information System (CIS) Solution

3.2.3   Geographic Information System (GIS)

3.2.4   Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

3.2.5   Energy Management System (EMS)

3.2.6   Distribution Management System (DMS)

3.2.7   Outage Management System (OMS)

3.2.8   Asset Management System (AMS)

3.2.9   Mobile Workforce Management System (MWMS)

3.2.10  Demand Response Management System (DRMS)

3.2.11  Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS)

3.2.12  Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics

3.3  Data Security

3.4  Data Standards

3.4.1   IEC 61970 and IEC 61968 CIM

3.4.2   MultiSpeak

3.4.3   IEC 61850

3.4.4   Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3)

4. Key Industry Players

4.1  Introduction

4.2  Traditional Utility IT and OT Vendors

4.2.1   Aclara (ESCO Technologies)

4.2.2   Ecologic Analytics (Landis+Gyr)

4.2.3   Efacec Advanced Control Systems (ACS)

4.2.4   Esri

4.2.5   GE Digital Energy

4.2.6   Intergraph

4.2.7   Itron

4.2.8   Schneider Electric (formerly Telvent)

4.2.9   Siemens Energy/eMeter

4.2.10  Silver Spring Networks

4.2.11  Ventyx (ABB)

4.3  Traditional IT Vendors

4.3.1   Hewlett-Packard

4.3.2   IBM

4.3.3   Infosys

4.3.4   Oracle

4.3.5   OSIsoft

4.3.6   SAP

4.3.7   SAIC

4.4  Utility IT Pure Plays

4.4.1   C3 Energy

4.4.2   GRIDiant

4.4.3   Milsoft

4.4.4   National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC)

4.4.5   Survalent Technology

4.5  Systems Integrators

4.5.1   Accenture

4.5.2   Capgemini

4.5.3   Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC)

4.5.4   PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

4.6  Data Analytics Solutions Providers

4.6.1   EcoFactor

4.6.2   SAS Institute

4.6.3   Space-Time Insight

4.6.4   Teradata

4.7  Other Smart Grid IT Industry Participants

5. Market Forecasts

5.1  Introduction

5.2  Market Forecast Methodology

5.3  The Global Market for Smart Grid IT Software and Services

5.4  Regional Outlook

5.4.1   North America

5.4.2   Europe

5.4.3   Asia Pacific

5.4.4   Latin America

5.4.5   Middle East & Africa

5.5  Conclusions and Recommendations

5.5.1   Recommendations for Utilities

5.5.2   Recommendations for IT Vendors

6. Company Directory
7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
8. Table of Contents
9. Table of Charts and Figures
10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, North America: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, North America: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Europe: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, Europe: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Asia Pacific: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, Asia Pacific: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Latin America: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, Latin America: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Middle East & Africa: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, North America: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Europe: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Asia Pacific: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Latin America: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Middle East & Africa: 2013-2022
  • MDM in Context of AMI and Back-End Systems
  • The New CIS Handles More Complex Customer Management
  • High-Level Diagram of a SCADA Implementation

List of Tables

  • Smart Grid Components: The Navigant Research Model
  • The Main Smart Grid IT Applications
  • Standards and Specifications from NIST Framework
  • Selected Smart Grid IT Application Vendors
  • Other Industry Participants
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Software Maintenance Fee Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT SaaS Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, North America: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, North America: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, North America: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Europe: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Europe: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, Europe: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Asia Pacific: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Asia Pacific: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, Asia Pacific: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Latin America: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Latin America: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, Latin America: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Middle East & Africa: 2013-2022
  • Share of Smart Grid IT Spending by Category, Middle East & Africa: 2013-2022
  • Smart Grid IT Spending by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2013-2022
  • Total MDM Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total CIS Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total GIS Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total SCADA Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total EMS Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total DMS Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total OMS Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total AMS Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total MWMS Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total DRMS Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total DERMS Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total Analytics Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022

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