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Navigant Research’s Smart Utilities research program covers emerging technologies and business models that are shaping the next generation of the electrical grid. Research focus includes examination of utility technology issues within different operational domains including transmission, distribution, metering, and consumer energy management. The analysis also provides profiles of utility smart grid activities, including regulatory factors, and market issues such as scalability, security, and quantification of the opportunity for smart grid technology across different sectors and world regions.
Smart Utilities Research Services
The Smart Meters Research Service covers deployments of smart meters with two-way communications capabilities by electric, gas, and water utilities. Analysis includes technology issues including networking, security, and data management, as well as utility business models, policy and regulatory issues, and consumer attitudes and acceptance of advanced metering. Key industry players are profiled in depth, and granular market forecasts are provided by country and world region.
The Transmission Systems Research Service covers emerging technology and market issues, business models, and policy factors related to the deployment of next-generation electricity transmission systems. Research coverage includes an in-depth examination of new technology markets such as HVDC, Advanced HVAC, and submarine transmission systems, along with the business and technology issues surrounding their buildout. Key industry players are profiled in depth and the service includes detailed global forecasts for emerging transmission technologies.
Navigant Research’s Distribution Optimization Research Service covers emerging technology issues and utility operational models that enable new forms of automation within the distribution grid. Smart grid technology markets are examined in depth and from a variety of perspectives, including a robust analysis of hardware, software, and systems that are offering greater degrees of grid automation. Market forecasts for unit shipments and revenues are provided on a worldwide basis for multiple types of distribution devices. Analysis of key industry players includes profiles of vendor technology offerings as well as case studies for pioneering utilities.
Navigant Research’s Home Energy Management Research Service focuses on energy management and smart energy devices and applications in the residential environment. Our research concentrates on consumer attitudes and acceptance of home energy management systems, smart appliances, smart meters, and utility programs including demand response, variable pricing, and energy efficiency incentive plans. The service also covers technology issues such as home area networking and interoperability with existing digital home systems.
The Demand Response Research Service provides an in-depth examination of current demand response market dynamics, along with analysis of emerging market opportunities, on a global and regional basis. The service includes worldwide forecasts of market size and growth prospects for curtailment services, systems integration and consulting, and outsourcing services for commercial, industrial, and residential markets. Detailed assessments and profiles are also included for major demand response technology vendors and service providers.
Navigant Research’s Utility Communications Networks Research Service focuses on networking and telecommunications systems that connect various elements of the utility grid including substations, transformers, smart meters, and smart energy devices within residential, commercial, and industrial environments. Coverage includes home area networks, building and facility networks, neighborhood area networks, and wide area networks. Our analysis focuses on business models, demand drivers, and technology issues such as security and scalability for public and private networks, including both fixed and wireless technologies.
The Smart Grid Technologies Research Service covers emerging automation and control technologies for electricity transmission and distribution systems, as well as a full suite of systems and services that enable more efficient grid operations. The focus of our research includes analysis of utility smart grid deployment strategies, business models, policy and regulatory factors, operational requirements, and technologies issues. Key market segments include transmission, substation automation, distribution automation, and enabling technologies including communications networks, data analytics, and cyber security.
The Utility Innovations Research Service analyzes emerging technologies, business models, and market opportunities that are driving change and growth in the electric utility industry. Coverage includes renewable energy, smart grids and smart meters, energy storage, and the impact of electric vehicles on the grid infrastructure. This Navigant Research service is designed to provide actionable intelligence and market strategy inputs for utility executives and key utility vendors as they plan for the next stage of the industry’s evolution.