Smart Utilities

Smart
Utilities

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

Smart Grid Smart
Grid

The Smart Grid 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 technology issues. Key market segments include smart meters, transmission systems, substation automation, distribution automation, home energy management, and enabling technologies including communications networks, IT systems and data analytics, and cyber security.

Demand Response Demand
Response

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.


Utility Innovations Utility
Innovations

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, distributed generation, smart grids and smart meters, energy storage, and the impact of electric vehicles on the utility grid. 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.

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October 22, 2014Building stock growth is projected to drive increased energy use in developing countries, report concludes • A recent report from Navigant Research provides data on the size and projected growth…
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Smart Cities are Driving Change Across the Energy Sector
October 16, 2014Support for renewable generation by cities is increasing the pressure on utilities to modernize their infrastructure, white paper finds • A new white paper from Navigant Research examines the critical issues facing cities and…
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Noah Goldstein of Navigant Research Joins CABA Board of Directors
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