Navigant Research » Smart Utilities http://www.navigantresearch.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:01:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Flexible AC Transmission Systems http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/flexible-ac-transmission-systems http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/flexible-ac-transmission-systems#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:47:49 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=64248 Smart Utilities
Flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) technologies have evolved significantly during the past 40 years. Complex engineered solutions such as static VAR compensators (SVCs) and static synchronous compensators (STATCOMs) have been developed to address emerging local transmission grid conditions and improve the reliability and stability of the high-voltage (HV) transmission grid. New utility-scale generation resources [...]]]>
Smart Utilities

Flexible alternating current transmission system (FACTS) technologies have evolved significantly during the past 40 years. Complex engineered solutions such as static VAR compensators (SVCs) and static synchronous compensators (STATCOMs) have been developed to address emerging local transmission grid conditions and improve the reliability and stability of the high-voltage (HV) transmission grid. New utility-scale generation resources like wind farms and large solar parks now compete with traditional coal, gas, and nuclear generation plants in global markets, creating new transmission grid problems and opportunities.

Since AC transmission systems are prevalent in the transmission industry, the installation of FACTS solutions will continue, both to replace existing aging infrastructure and to support the trouble-free interconnection of wind and renewable generation. FACTS technologies can be used to creatively solve demanding problems in transmission all over the world. Growth in electricity demand, the need to mitigate voltage drops over long-haul transmission lines, population growth, and the proliferation of wind and solar generation resources are just a few of the drivers for the global increase in FACTS installations. Navigant Research forecasts that global cumulative FACTS installation revenue will amount to $42 billion between 2014 and 2023.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for FACTS technologies. The study provides an analysis of the market issues, including trends, drivers, challenges, opportunities, and regulatory factors, related to FACTS solutions. Global market forecasts for the installation of voltage support and reactive power correction (megavolt-ampere reactive, or MVAR) and revenue, segmented by region, technology, and scenario, extend through 2023. The report also examines the key technologies associated with FACTS solutions, as well as the FACTS roadmap and competitive landscape.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What are some of the recent and notable flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) installations?
  • Why are various FACTS technologies selected?
  • What are the main drivers for FACTS installations around the world?
  • Who are the key players in the global FACTS market?
  • Which regions offer the best opportunities for future FACTS revenue growth?
  • Which FACTS technologies represent the largest ongoing revenue opportunity?
Who needs this report?
  • Transmission equipment manufacturers
  • FACTS suppliers
  • Renewable energy equipment and service providers
  • Wind and solar generation project owners and developers
  • Transmission operators
  • Utilities
  • Government agencies and regulators
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Market Overview

1.2  FACTS Drivers

1.3  Key FACTS Technologies

1.4  FACTS Market Forecasts

2. Market Issues     

2.1  Introduction

2.2  Market Drivers

2.2.1   Network Reliability

2.2.2   Grid Efficiency

2.2.3   Grid Capacity

2.2.4   Generation Plant Retirements

2.2.5   Aging Infrastructure

2.2.6   Integration of Large-Scale Renewables

2.2.7   Move from Centralized to Distributed Grid Management Technologies

2.3  Market Challenges

2.3.1   Capital Requirements

2.3.2   Land Use and Eminent Domain

2.3.3   Regulatory Environment

2.4  Market Trends and Opportunities by Region

2.4.1   North America

   2.4.1.1  Regulatory Policies in the United States and Canada

   2.4.1.2  Uncertainties in the North American Market

2.4.2   Europe

   2.4.2.1  Regulatory Policies in Europe

   2.4.2.2  Uncertainties in the European Market

2.4.3   Asia Pacific

   2.4.3.1  India

   2.4.3.2  Regulatory Policies in India

   2.4.3.3  China

   2.4.3.4  Regulatory Policies in China

   2.4.3.5  Uncertainties in the Asia Pacific Market

2.4.4   Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa

   2.4.4.1  Brazil

   2.4.4.2  Saudi Arabia

   2.4.4.3  South Africa

3. Technology Issues 

3.1  Introduction to HVAC Transmission Systems

3.2  Introduction to FACTS Technologies

3.3  Primary Components of FACTS

3.3.1   SC

   3.3.1.1  SC Use Case: Texas

   3.3.1.2  SC Use Case: South Africa

   3.3.1.3  SC Use Case: Canada

3.3.2   SVC

   3.3.2.1  SVC Use Case: Saudi Arabia

   3.3.2.2  SVC Use Case: California

   3.3.2.3  SVC Use Case: Texas

3.3.3   STATCOM

   3.3.3.1  STATCOM Use Case: Texas

   3.3.3.2  STATCOM Use Case: Australia

   3.3.3.3  STATCOM Use Case: Canada

3.3.4   D-SVC/D-STATCOM

   3.3.4.1  D-SVC/D-STATCOM Use Case: Western Australia

   3.3.4.2  D-SVC/D-STATCOM Use Case: United Kingdom

   3.3.4.3  D-SVC/D-STATCOM Use Case: Brazil

3.4  The FACTS Roadmap

4. Key Industry Players

4.1  Major FACTS Suppliers

4.1.1   ABB

4.1.2   Alstom SA

4.1.3   AMSC

4.1.4   GE Energy

4.1.5   S&C Electric Company

4.1.6   Siemens AG

4.2  Other FACTS Suppliers

4.2.1   XD Group

4.2.2   Cooper Power Systems

4.2.3   Hitachi

4.2.4   Mitsubishi Electric

4.2.5   Varentec

4.3  Large Utilities and Transmission Companies

4.3.1   American Electric Power

4.3.2   CSG

4.3.3   ETT

4.3.4   Ergon Energy

4.3.5   Eskom

4.3.6   Hydro One

4.3.7   Hydro-Québec

4.3.8   Oncor Electric Delivery Company

4.3.9   PG&E

4.3.10    POWERGRID

4.3.11    SEC

4.3.12    SGCC

4.4  ISOs and RTOs

4.4.1   CAISO

4.4.2   ERCOT

4.4.3   ENTSO-E

4.4.4   ISO New England

4.4.5   Midcontinent Independent System Operator

4.4.6   PJM Interconnection

4.4.7   SPP

4.4.8   Western Electricity Coordinating Council

5. Market Forecasts

5.1  Introduction

5.2  Forecast Methodology

5.2.1   Pricing Assumptions

5.3  Global FACTS Market Forecast

5.3.1   Global SC Market

5.3.2   Global SVC Market

5.3.3   Global STATCOM Market

5.3.4   Global D-SVC/D-STATCOM Market

5.4  Conclusions and Recommendations

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

  • Annual FACTS Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Cumulative FACTS Installation MVAR by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023

  • Cumulative FACTS Installation Revenue by Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Installation MVAR by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Installation Revenue by Technology, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Series Compensation Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Static VAR Compensator Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual STATCOM Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual D-SVC/D-STATCOM Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Revenue by Technology, Base Scenario, North America: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Revenue by Technology, Base Scenario, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Revenue by Technology, Base Scenario, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Revenue by Technology, Base Scenario, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Revenue by Technology, Base Scenario, Middle East: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Revenue by Technology, Base Scenario, Africa: 2014-2023
  • FACTS Revenue Breakdown by Technology and Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014
  • FACTS Revenue Breakdown by Technology and Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2023
  • Generation Plant Retirements, North America: 2012-2040
  • Electric Reliability Councils in the United States and Canada
  • ISOs and RTOs in North America
  • 2050 Goals for Renewable Generation, European Union: 2010-2050
  • Current ENTSO-E Countries with TSOs in the European Market
  • Planned HV Transmission Systems under Implementation in India
  • Profile of China Grid Company Transmission Grid Coverage
  • Map of SADC and Eskom Transmission Service Territory
  • SC Implementation for CREZ Transmission Project in Texas by GE
  • Simplified AC T&D System
  • SVC Implementation at an HVAC Transmission Substation
  • SC Single-Line Diagram
  • SC Implementation at an HVAC Transmission Substation
  • SVC Single-Line Diagram
  • SVC Implementation at an HVAC Transmission Substation in Peru
  • SVC Implementation at SEC’s Quwayyah Substation
  • STATCOM Single-Line Diagram
  • ABB Implementation at an HVAC Transmission Interconnection in the United Kingdom
  • ABB STATCOM Implementation at Austin Energy’s Holly Generation Plant
  • Modular STATCOM Implementation at Young-Davidson Mine in Ontario, Canada
  • Typical Modular Configuration of a D-SVC/D-STATCOM Solution
  • D-SVC/D-STATCOM Implementation at Collgar Wind Farm in Australia

List of Tables

  • FACTS Installation Revenue Market Share by Region, World Markets: 2014 and 2023
  • ABB SWOT Analysis
  • Alstom Grid SWOT Analysis
  • AMSC SWOT Analysis
  • GE Energy SWOT Analysis
  • S&C SWOT Analysis
  • Siemens Energy SWOT Analysis
  • Annual FACTS Installation MVAR by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Cumulative FACTS Installation MVAR by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Cumulative FACTS Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual FACTS Installation Revenue by Technology, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Cumulative FACTS Installation Revenue by Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Series Compensation Installation MVAR by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Series Compensation Installation Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Series Compensation Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Series Compensation Installation Revenue by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Static VAR Compensator Installation MVAR by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Static VAR Compensator Installation Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Static VAR Compensator Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Static VAR Compensator Installation Revenue by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual STATCOM Installation MVAR by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual STATCOM Installation Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual STATCOM  Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual STATCOM Installation Revenue by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual D-SVC/D-STATCOM Installation MVAR by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual D-SVC/D-STATCOM Installation Revenue by Region, Conservative Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual D-SVC/D-STATCOM Installation Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual D-SVC/D-STATCOM Installation Revenue by Region, Aggressive Scenario, World Markets: 2014-2023
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Asset Management and Condition Monitoring http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/asset-management-and-condition-monitoring http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/asset-management-and-condition-monitoring#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:54:17 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=62854 Smart Utilities
Asset management for most utilities today is handled with what is commonly called a run-to-fail strategy. Particularly in the distribution network, where asset value is generally low, many utilities have not incorporated sensing or monitoring technology into their networks. However, with the advent of the smart grid – and the deployment of communications networks that [...]]]>
Smart Utilities

Asset management for most utilities today is handled with what is commonly called a run-to-fail strategy. Particularly in the distribution network, where asset value is generally low, many utilities have not incorporated sensing or monitoring technology into their networks. However, with the advent of the smart grid – and the deployment of communications networks that enable advanced metering infrastructure and distribution automation programs – the inclusion of sensing or monitoring is starting to make more economic sense.

Asset management and condition monitoring (AMCM) solutions encompass physical devices that may share real-time or near real-time data with the operations center. They also include software solutions like asset management systems and, increasingly, analytics solutions that draw on multiple sources to provide management with a holistic view of the performance of the grid and its critical components. The benefits of more refined grid operations are increasingly recognized, not only by financial stakeholders, but also by regulatory bodies concerned with electric rates for customers and the reliability and efficiency of the power grid overall. Due to the trends noted above and falling prices, the AMCM market is poised to grow rapidly over the next decade. Navigant Research forecasts that the global market for AMCM devices and solutions will more than triple between 2014 and 2023 to nearly $6.9 billion.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for AMCM solutions and describes where they are needed in the grid. The study discusses significant market drivers and applications and outlines challenges to deployment. Global market forecasts for condition monitoring sensors in the grid and asset management software solutions, including asset-management-as-a-service (AMaaS) and analytics, extend through 2023. Sensor forecasts are segmented by location in the grid, including transmission and distribution substations, transmission lines, distribution lines, and distribution transformers. The report also provides in-depth profiles of key vendors and examines several utility deployment case studies.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What are the benefits of grid sensors within high-, medium-, and low-voltage networks?
  • What applications do grid sensors enable?
  • What types of sensors are available and where can they be deployed in the grid?
  • What qualities and characteristics of power flow and the health of grid equipment can be measured?
  • How much do various grid sensors cost?
  • How large will the market for condition monitoring grow over the next decade?
  • How do asset management systems and analytics benefit utilities?
  • How much do asset management systems and analytics cost and how large is the market forecast to grow?
Who needs this report?
  • Utilities
  • Hardware and software vendors
  • Systems integrators
  • Regulators and policymakers
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Overview

1.2  Key Trends and Challenges in AMCM

1.3  Market Forecast

2. Market Issues

2.1  Overview

2.1.1   The Evolution of Asset Management and Maintenance

2.1.2   Asset Management, Condition Monitoring, and Condition-Based Maintenance

2.1.2.1  Sensors

2.1.2.2  Asset Management Systems, Analytics, and  Predictive Maintenance

2.1.2.3  Asset-Management-as-a-Service

2.2  Market Drivers

2.3  Market Challenges

2.4  Applications

2.4.1   Failure or Outage Reporting

2.4.2   Fault Location, Isolation, and Service Restoration

2.4.3   Dynamic Line Rating

2.4.4   CVR

2.4.5   Non-Technical Loss Prevention

2.4.6   Intermittent Renewable Energy

2.4.7   EV Charging

2.4.8   Fleet and Field Crew Management

2.5  Regional Drivers for AMCM

2.5.1   North America

2.5.1.1  AMCM Deployment Case Study: American Electric Power

2.5.1.2  AMCM Deployment Case Study Consolidated Edison

2.5.2   Europe

2.5.3   Asia Pacific

2.5.4   Latin America

2.5.5   Middle East & Africa

3. Technology Issues

3.1  Power Grid Overview

3.2  Sensing and Measurement in the Grid

3.2.1   Physical Monitoring

3.2.2   Electrical Monitoring

3.2.3   Chemical Analysis

3.2.4   Self- or Remote-Powered Devices

3.2.5   Emerging Technologies

3.3  AMCM in the Transmission Network

3.3.1   Transmission Substations

3.3.1.1  Transformers

3.3.1.1.1.  Bushings

3.3.1.2  Current Transformers and Voltage Transformers

3.3.1.3  Relays/Intelligent Electronic Devices

3.3.1.4  Circuit Breakers

3.3.1.5   Batteries

3.3.2        Transmission Lines

3.3.2.1  Synchrophasors/Phasor Measurement Units

3.4  AMCM in the Distribution Network

3.4.1   Distribution Substations

3.4.2   Distribution Lines/Feeders

3.4.2.1  Distribution Transformers

3.4.2.2  Reclosers

3.4.2.3  Sectionalizers

3.4.2.4  Fault Indicators

3.4.3   LV Networks

3.4.3.1  Smart Meters

4. Key Industry Players

4.1  Overview

4.1.1   ABB

4.1.2   Alstom Grid

4.1.3   Ametek Power Instruments

4.1.4   AT&T Wireless

4.1.5   Capgemini

4.1.6   Cooper Power Systems

4.1.7   GE

4.1.8   GRIDiant

4.1.9   GridSense

4.1.10  IBM

4.1.11  IntelliSAW

4.1.12  OptiSense Network

4.1.13  S&C Electric

4.1.14  Schneider Electric

4.1.15  Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

4.1.16  Sentient Energy

4.1.17  Siemens AG Energy Sector

4.1.18  Silver Spring Networks

4.1.19  Tollgrade Communications

4.1.20  Verizon Wireless

4.1.21  Other Industry Participants

5. Market Forecasts

5.1  Introduction

5.2  Market Forecast Methodology

5.3  Global Market Outlook

5.4  Regional Analysis

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 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

  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, North America: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, Middle East & Africa: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Transmission Substation Sensors by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Transmission Line Monitors by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Distribution Substation Sensors by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Distribution Line Monitors by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Distribution Transformer Sensors by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for AMSs and Analytics Solutions by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Sensing and Monitoring in the T&D Grid, North America
  • Examples of Dissolved Gas Analysis Devices
  • Transmission Grid and Line Voltage in the United States
  • Example of an HV Line Sensor
  • Examples of Distribution Network Sensors
  • Examples of Distribution Feeder Devices
  • Examples of Pole-Top and Pad-Mounted Distribution Transformers, North America
  • Traditional Fault Indicator
  • AHC Information Flow and Analysis

List of Tables

  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Substations by Metric, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Lines by Metric, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Substations by Metric, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Lines by Metric, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Transformers by Metric, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Asset Management Systems, AMaaS, and Analytics Solutions Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, North America: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Substations by Metric, North America: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Lines by Metric, North America: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Substations by Metric, North America: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Lines by Metric, North America: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Transformers by Metric, North America: 2014-2023
  • Asset Management Systems, AMaaS, and Analytics Solutions Revenue by Type, North America: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Substations by Metric, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Lines by Metric, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Substations by Metric, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Lines by Metric, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Transformers by Metric, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Asset Management Systems, AMaaS, and Analytics Solutions Revenue by Type, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Substations by Metric, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Lines by Metric, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Substations by Metric, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Lines by Metric, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Transformers by Metric, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Asset Management Systems, AMaaS, and Analytics Solutions Revenue by Type, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Physical Measurement and Applications
  • Other Industry Participants
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Electrical Measurement and Applications
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Substations by Metric, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Lines by Metric, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Substations by Metric, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Lines by Metric, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Transformers by Metric, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Asset Management Systems, AMaaS, and Analytics Solutions Revenue by Type, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue for Power Grid AMCM Devices and Solutions by Category, Middle East & Africa: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Substations by Metric, Middle East & Africa: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Transmission Lines by Metric, Middle East & Africa: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Substations by Metric, Middle East & Africa: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Lines, Middle East & Africa: 2014-2023
  • Condition Monitoring in Distribution Transformers, Middle East & Africa: 2014-2023
  • Asset Management Systems, AMaaS, and Analytics Solutions Revenue by Type, Middle East & Africa: 2014-2023
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Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Energy Storage http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/advanced-batteries-for-utility-scale-energy-storage http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/advanced-batteries-for-utility-scale-energy-storage#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:42:54 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=62316 Smart EnergySmart Utilities
The electricity distribution grid is one of the most complex networks involved in the modern economy. It is also one of the only advanced networks to not have any storage capabilities. Electricity is consumed immediately after it is created. This is changing. The emergence of a new generation of advanced batteries that are safe, low-cost, [...]]]>
Smart EnergySmart Utilities

The electricity distribution grid is one of the most complex networks involved in the modern economy. It is also one of the only advanced networks to not have any storage capabilities. Electricity is consumed immediately after it is created. This is changing. The emergence of a new generation of advanced batteries that are safe, low-cost, and efficient enough to allow for storage on the grid has led to the first instances of large-scale energy storage for the electric distribution network. Although this is happening at the fringes of the network with high-value applications like frequency regulation and demand charge mitigation, it is happening.

The clear market chemistry leader in utility-scale applications of batteries on the grid is lithium ion (Li-ion). These batteries offer the best mix of performance specifications for most energy storage applications. Other battery technologies, however, are not dead. Flow batteries have been shown to excel at long-duration energy storage applications and advanced lead-acid batteries have proven to be excellent performers in power-intensive applications. The Asia Pacific region will see the highest growth in advanced batteries for utility-scale applications during the next 10 years, though growth will also be strong in North America and Europe. Navigant Research forecasts that the annual revenue of cell sales for advanced batteries for utility-scale applications will grow from $221.8 million in 2014 to $17.8 billion in 2023.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for advanced batteries for utility-scale energy storage. The study examines the business case for various utility-scale energy storage applications and explores the strengths and weaknesses of the major battery chemistries and how they match to specific applications. Global market forecasts for energy capacity, power capacity, and revenue, segmented by region, application, chemistry, and subchemistry, extend through 2023. The report also provides profiles of the key market participants, including major battery manufacturers and systems integrators.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • How much revenue will be earned by the sale of advanced batteries for utility-scale energy storage around the world during the next 10 years?
  • How much energy capacity (in megawatt-hours) of batteries will be sold globally?
  • How much power capacity (in megawatts) of batteries will be sold globally?
  • Which utility-scale energy storage applications will be most appropriate for advanced batteries?
  • How will the advanced battery landscape change during the next 10 years?
  • Which advanced battery chemistries and subchemistries will experience the most growth?
Who needs this report?
  • Battery manufacturers
  • Energy storage systems integrators and project developers
  • Electric utilities
  • Independent power producers
  • Electricity system regulators and policymakers
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Overview

1.2  Technologies Covered in This Report

1.3  Key Findings

2. Market Issues

2.1  Utility Applications for Advanced Batteries

2.1.1   Ancillary Services

   2.1.1.1  Frequency Regulation

   2.1.1.2  Spinning Reserves

   2.1.1.3  Non-Synchronous Reserves

   2.1.1.4  Black-Start

   2.1.1.5  Volt/VAR Support

   2.1.1.6  Voltage Regulation

   2.1.1.7  DR

2.1.2   Peak Shaving

2.1.3   Load Shifting

2.1.4   Renewables Integration

2.1.4.1  Solar Power Cloud Mitigation

2.1.4.2  Wind Ramping Mitigation

2.2  Regional Markets

2.2.1   North America

2.2.1.1  California

2.2.1.2  Other North American Grids

2.2.2   Europe

2.2.2.1  Germany

2.2.2.2  Southern Europe

2.2.3   Asia Pacific

2.2.3.1  China

2.2.3.2  Japan and South Korea

2.2.4   Other Regions

3. Technology Issues

3.1  Overview

3.2  Advanced Battery Specifications

3.3  Battery Management System and Balance-of-System Issues

3.4  Li-ion Batteries

3.4.1   LFP

3.4.2   LMO

3.4.3   LTO

3.4.4   LCO

3.4.5   NCA

3.4.6   NMC

3.5  NaS Batteries

3.6  Sodium Metal Halide Batteries

3.7  Flow Batteries

3.7.1   ZBR

3.7.2   VR

3.7.3   Iron Chromium

3.8  Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries

4. Key Industry Players

4.1  Overview

4.2  Li-ion Manufacturers

4.2.1   Major Li-ion Players

4.2.1.1  BYD Co. Ltd.

4.2.1.2  LG Chem

4.2.1.3  Samsung SDI

4.2.2   Other Li-ion Players

4.2.2.1  A123 Systems

4.2.2.2  ATL

4.2.2.3  Johnson Controls, Inc.

4.2.2.4  Leclanché

4.2.2.5  Lishen

4.2.2.6  Panasonic

4.2.2.7  Saft

4.2.2.8  SK Innovation

4.2.2.9  Toshiba

4.3  Other Battery Chemistry Manufacturers

4.3.1   Aquion Energy

4.3.2   Ecoult

4.3.3   EnerVault

4.3.4   FIAMM SoNick

4.3.5   GE

4.3.6   Imergy Power Systems

4.3.7   NGK Insulators

4.3.8   UET

4.3.9   ZBB Energy

4.4  Other Industry Participants

5. Market Forecasts

5.1  Forecast Methodology

5.2  Total Installed Capacity Forecast

5.2.1   North America

5.2.2   Europe

5.2.3   Asia Pacific

5.2.4   Latin America and the Middle East & Africa

5.3  Battery Chemistry Forecast

5.3.1   Li-ion Forecast

5.3.2   Flow Battery Forecast

5.4  Applications Forecast

5.4.1   Ancillary Services Forecast

5.4.2   Peak Shaving Forecast

5.4.3   Load Shifting Forecast

5.4.4   Renewables Integration Forecast

5.4.5   Other Applications Forecast

5.5  Price Curve Forecast for Advanced Batteries

5.6  Conclusions and Recommendations

5.6.1   Conclusions

5.6.2   Recommendations for Battery Manufacturers

5.6.3   Recommendations for Battery Purchasers

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

  • Annual Revenue of Cell Sales for Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Cell Price Requirements for Energy Storage Applications and Current and Future Cell Prices, World Markets: 2014
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications, Energy Capacity and Revenue, North America: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications, Energy Capacity and Revenue, Europe: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications, Energy Capacity and Revenue, Asia Pacific: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications, Energy Capacity and Revenue, Latin America: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications, Energy Capacity and Revenue, Middle East & Africa: 2014-2023
  • Market Share of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Chemistry, World Markets: 2014
  • Annual Sales of Li-ion Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications, Energy Capacity and Revenue, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Flow Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications, Energy Capacity and Revenue, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Ancillary Services, Energy Capacity and Revenue, by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Peak Shaving, Energy Capacity and Revenue, by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Load Shifting, Energy Capacity and Revenue, by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Renewables Integration, Energy Capacity and Revenue, by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Sales of Advanced Batteries for Other Applications, Energy Capacity and Revenue, by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Lowest Cell Price of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Chemistry, World Markets: 2014, 2017, and 2020
  • Lowest Cell Price of Li-ion Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Subchemistry, World Markets: 2014, 2017, and 2020

List of Tables

  • Lithium Iron Phosphate Summary
  • Lithium Manganese Spinel Summary
  • Lithium Titanate Summary
  • Lithium Cobalt Oxide Summary
  • Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Summary
  • Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Summary
  • Sodium Sulfur Summary
  • Sodium Metal Halide Summary
  • BYD SWOT Analysis
  • LG Chem SWOT Analysis
  • Samsung SDI SWOT Analysis
  • Other Battery Manufacturers
  • Major Battery Purchasers
  • Annual Energy Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Power Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue of Cell Sales for Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Energy Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Ancillary Services by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Energy Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Peak Shaving by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Energy Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Load Shifting by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Energy Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Renewables Integration by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Energy Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Other Applications by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Power Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Ancillary Services by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Power Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Peak Shaving by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Power Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Load Shifting by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Power Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Renewables Integration by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Power Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Other Applications by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue of Advanced Batteries for Ancillary Services by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue of Advanced Batteries for Peak Shaving by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue of Advanced Batteries for Load Shifting by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue of Advanced Batteries for Renewables Integration by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue of Advanced Batteries for Other Applications by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Energy Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Chemistry, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Power Capacity of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Chemistry, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Annual Revenue of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Chemistry, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Lowest Cell Price of Advanced Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Chemistry, World Markets: 2014, 2017, and 2020
  • Lowest Cell Price of Li-ion Batteries for Utility-Scale Applications by Subchemistry, World Markets: 2014, 2017, and 2020
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Automated Demand Response http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/automated-demand-response http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/automated-demand-response#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:59:29 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=61509 Smart Utilities
Demand response (DR) is becoming a growing part of the resource base that electric system operators rely on to maintain reliability on the grid. Market liberalization, economic pressures, and environmental regulations are all moving toward a path of fewer traditional central power plants and more distributed energy resources (DER) to address future energy needs. Advanced [...]]]>
Smart Utilities

Demand response (DR) is becoming a growing part of the resource base that electric system operators rely on to maintain reliability on the grid. Market liberalization, economic pressures, and environmental regulations are all moving toward a path of fewer traditional central power plants and more distributed energy resources (DER) to address future energy needs. Advanced technologies can help speed this transition and make it more reliable. Automated demand response (ADR) describes a system that automates the DR dispatch process, from the grid operator to the DR aggregator (if involved) to the end-use customer – all without any manual intervention.

As coal and nuclear plants are retired, clean replacements are needed that can be built in short timeframes. Conversely, as large-scale intermittent renewable resources like wind and solar power fill in this gap, they require backup solutions when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining. Both of these situations call for flexible resources, and ADR has great promise to meet these needs. However, a certain segment of the customer population does not want to give up control of its energy usage. There could be security concerns, production concerns in the case of an industrial facility, or comfort concerns for commercial buildings or households. Still, ADR is a viable alternative in both the commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential sectors and can provide more reliable and faster responding DR as a bonus. Navigant Research forecasts that global spending on ADR will grow from $13 million in 2014 to more than $185 million in 2023.

This Navigant Research report examines the global ADR market with a focus on two key sectors: C&I and residential. The study provides an analysis of the market drivers and challenges, as well as the key technologies, related to ADR. Global market forecasts for ADR sites, capacity, and spending, segmented by sector and region, extend through 2023. The report also analyzes the competitive landscape of ADR to identify and highlight the strengths and challenges of key players in the market.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What are the market drivers for the development and expansion of automated demand response (ADR)?
  • What challenges may inhibit the adoption of ADR?
  • What new technologies are enabling ADR to increase its penetration globally?
  • Who are the major competitors in the commercial and industrial (C&I) and residential ADR arenas?
  • How fast will ADR spending grow in various regions around the world?
Who needs this report?
  • Demand response and energy management systems vendors
  • Curtailment service providers (CSPs)
  • Smart thermostat vendors
  • Large commercial and industrial (C&I) energy users
  • Utilities
  • Independent system operators/regional transmission operators (ISO/RTOs)
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Introduction to Automated Demand Response

1.2  Market Opportunities

1.3  Technology Evolution in the ADR Market

1.4  ADR Market Size and Forecast

2. Market Issues

2.1  Definition of Automated Demand Response

2.2  Market Drivers

2.2.1   Capacity/Emergency Programs

2.2.2   Ancillary Services Markets

2.2.3   Changing Generation Mix: Renewable Integration and Fossil/Nuclear Retirements

   2.2.3.1  California

   2.2.3.2  Hawaii

   2.2.3.3  Bonneville Power Administration

   2.2.3.4  International Opportunity

   2.2.3.5  Onsite Renewable Integration

   2.2.3.6  Fossil and Nuclear Plant Retirements

2.2.4   Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

2.3  Inhibiting Market Forces and Challenges

2.3.1   Unwillingness to Relinquish Control

2.3.2   Lack of Building Automation Systems

2.3.3   Costs

2.4  Global Market Adoption of ADR

2.4.1   United States

2.4.1.1  California

2.4.1.1.1.   California Title 24

2.4.1.2  New York

2.4.1.2.1.   New York City

2.4.1.3  Texas

2.4.2   Canada

2.4.3   United Kingdom

2.4.4   China

2.4.5   Japan

2.4.6   New Zealand

3. Technology Issues

3.1  Introduction

3.2  OpenADR

3.2.1   OpenADR 2.0

3.2.2   International Expansion

3.3  C&I ADR

3.3.1    Constellation’s VirtuWatt Link

3.4  Residential ADR

3.4.1   Thermostats

3.4.1.1  Bring Your Own Thermostat

3.4.2   Window AC Units

3.4.3   Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heating

3.5  DRMSs

3.5.1   DRMS for Wholesale Markets

4. Key Industry Players

4.1  Competitive Landscape

4.2  C&I and Residential ADR Vendors

4.2.1   Honeywell International

4.2.2   Siemens

4.3  C&I ADR Providers

4.3.1   Constellation Energy

4.3.2   Demansys Energy

4.3.3   ENBALA Power Networks

4.3.4   EnerNOC

4.3.5   Johnson Controls, Inc.

4.3.6   Powerit Solutions

4.3.7   REGEN Energy

4.3.8   Schneider Electric

4.4  DRMS Providers

4.4.1   ABB (Ventyx)

4.4.2   Alstom (Utility Integration Solutions)

4.4.3   AutoGrid

4.4.4   EcoFactor

4.4.5   GE Energy

4.4.6   Lockheed Martin

4.4.7   Open Access Technology International, Inc.

4.5  Other Industry Participants

5. Market Forecasts

5.1  Forecast Introduction

5.2  Assumptions Guiding this Forecast

5.2.1   A Note on Report Scope and Market Sizing

5.3  Global ADR Sites

5.4  Global ADR Capacity

5.5  Global ADR Spending

5.5.1   ADR Product and Services Spending

5.6  Conclusions and Recommendations

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

  • ADR Spending by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • C&I ADR Spending by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Share of ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014
  • Share of ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2023
  • Compound Annual Growth Rate of ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • C&I ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Residential ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • ADR Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • C&I ADR Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Residential ADR Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Residential ADR Spending by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Duck Graph of Renewable Energy Integration: 2013-2020
  • OpenADR Members by Country

List of Tables

  • Honeywell SWOT Analysis
  • Siemens SWOT Analysis
  • Constellation SWOT Analysis
  • EnerNOC SWOT Analysis
  • Schneider Electric SWOT Analysis
  • ABB SWOT Analysis
  • Alstom SWOT Analysis
  • AutoGrid SWOT Analysis
  • Other Industry Participants
  • ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • C&I ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Residential ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • ADR Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • C&I ADR Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Residential ADR Capacity by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • ADR Spending by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • C&I ADR Spending by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Residential ADR Spending by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Share of ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014 and 2023
  • Year-to-Year Growth of ADR Sites, World Markets: 2015-2023
  • Compound Annual Growth Rate of ADR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2014-2023
  • Year-to-Year Growth of ADR Spending, World Markets: 2015-2023
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Conservation Voltage Reduction http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/conservation-voltage-reduction http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/conservation-voltage-reduction#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:14:02 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=61282 Smart Utilities
Conservation voltage reduction (CVR) is a noninvasive approach to demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) with more controllable, predictable reductions than other popular DR/EE approaches. CVR dynamically optimizes voltage levels via sophisticated smart grid technologies to continuously reduce energy consumption and demand during peaks when electricity prices are inflated and demand may exceed the [...]]]>
Smart Utilities

Conservation voltage reduction (CVR) is a noninvasive approach to demand response (DR) and energy efficiency (EE) with more controllable, predictable reductions than other popular DR/EE approaches. CVR dynamically optimizes voltage levels via sophisticated smart grid technologies to continuously reduce energy consumption and demand during peaks when electricity prices are inflated and demand may exceed the available energy. Due to the excellent results of recent CVR pilots, the technology is a strong candidate to be among the most popular EE and DR measures before the end of 2020.

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)-integrated CVR in particular is a high-precision voltage reduction strategy that can unleash unprecedented smart grid benefits. The vast majority of North American utilities have yet to take full advantage of this benefit, which often lies latent in the smart meter functionality. As extensive CVR piloting and evaluations pass with flying colors, regulators are likely to be enthusiastic and allow CVR under the same terms as other EE measures. Navigant Research forecasts that cumulative CVR revenue will amount to nearly $1.9 billion between 2013 and 2020.

This Navigant Research report analyzes the market for CVR in North America. The study provides an analysis of the significant factors and drivers that will contribute to market growth for CVR. Market forecasts for unit shipments and revenue for each component type in an integrated CVR solution in North America extend through 2020. The report also examines the building blocks for CVR – telecommunications technologies, primary and secondary equipment, and distribution management systems (DMSs) – and profiles the key industry players active in this emerging field.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • How does CVR improve voltage quality and how is it used for distribution efficiency and demand regulation?
  • How can AMI be leveraged with CVR to achieve aggressive energy efficiency and demand reduction targets?
  • What are the current and projected unit shipments in North America for each component type in an integrated CVR solution?
  • What is the current and projected revenue per substation for CVR components in North America?
  • Who are the key players in the emerging CVR arena?
Who needs this report?
  • Vendors, developers, and manufacturers of CVR-related software and hardware
  • Substation design firms and IT/OT systems integration consulting firms
  • Smart inverter equipment and service providers
  • Smart distribution transformer providers
  • Utilities
  • Government agencies and regulators
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Overview

1.2  CVR System Components

1.3  Market Trends and Forecast

2. Market Issues

2.1  The Smart Utility: Brilliant and Efficient Smart Grids

2.1.1   Smart Grid Drivers

2.2  CVR in the Smart Grid

2.3  CVR Market Drivers

2.3.1   Decommissioning of Coal (and Possibly Nuclear) Power Plants

2.3.2   Electricity Demand Growth

2.3.3   Demand, Energy Efficiency, and Demand Response

2.3.3.1  Achievable, Near-Term EE Measures

2.4  CVR Business Case

2.4.1   CVR Benefits

2.4.1.1  Customer Energy Reductions

2.4.2   Operational Benefits

2.4.2.1  Avoided or Deferred CAPEX

2.4.2.2  Technical O&M Reductions

2.5  CVR Challenges

2.5.1   Revenue and Margin Erosion

2.5.2   Slow Regulatory Cadence

2.5.3   Participating Customers Also Benefit

2.5.4   Confusing Number of Acronyms

3. Technology Issues

3.1  Distribution Topologies

3.2  A High-Level Description of the CVR Algorithm

3.2.1   CVR Retrofits

3.2.2   CVR with AMI

3.2.3   Lessons from Government-Backed CVR Projects

3.2.3.1  Target High-Value Feeders

3.3  CVR Building Blocks

3.3.1   Telecommunications Technologies

3.3.1.1  Protocols and Data Standards

3.3.1.2  Distribution SCADA

3.3.1.3  Field Area Network Communications

3.3.1.4  Integration of AMI Communications

3.3.1.5  Communications Security

3.3.2   Primary CVR Equipment

3.3.2.1  Substation Voltage Regulation

3.3.2.1.1.   Mode of Operation

3.3.2.2  Substation SCADA Equipment

3.3.3   Secondary CVR Equipment

3.3.3.1  Automated/Switched Secondary Capacitor Banks

3.3.3.2  Line Sensors, Volt Metering Sets

3.3.3.3  Automated Line Regulators

3.3.4   Distribution Management Systems

3.3.4.1  DMS and the VVO/CVR Function

3.3.4.2  DMSs and the Common Information Model

3.4  How It All Ties Together: CVR Strategy

3.4.1   Basic CVR Use Case: PECO

3.4.2   Dynamic, Aggressive CVR Use Case: Dominion

3.4.3   Demand Response and CVR: TVA and Progress Energy

3.4.4   24/7 Energy Efficiency CVR: DOE

3.4.5   CVR Game Plan

3.4.5.1  Plan

3.4.5.2  Manage

3.4.5.3  Measure and Verify (M&V)

3.5  Technology Challenges

3.5.1   Data Management

3.5.2   Cyber Security

4. Key Industry Players

4.1  Introduction

4.2  Power System Vendors

4.2.1   ABB

4.2.2   Alstom

4.2.3   Beckwith Electric

4.2.4   Cooper Power Systems

4.2.5   Dominion Voltage, Inc.

4.2.6   Efacec Advanced Control Systems

4.2.7   GE Energy

4.2.8   GRIDiant

4.2.9   IUS Technologies

4.2.10  Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI)

4.2.11  S&C Electric Company

4.2.12  Schneider Electric

4.2.13  Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

4.2.14  Siemens

4.2.15  Silver Spring Networks

4.2.16  Tollgrade Communications, Inc.

4.2.17  Varentec

4.3  Power Companies

4.3.1   AEP

4.3.2   Dominion Virginia Power

4.3.3   Duke Energy/Progress Energy

4.3.4   Exelon/PECO

4.3.5   Portland General Electric (PGE)

4.3.6   San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

4.3.7   Southern California Edison (SCE)

4.3.8   Tennessee Valley Authority

5. Market Forecasts

5.1  Introduction

5.2  Forecasting Approach

5.3  Market Forecast

5.3.1   Revenue per Substation

5.3.2   Forecast by System Components

5.3.2.1  Primary Components

5.3.2.2  Secondary Components

5.3.2.3  Communication Nodes

5.3.2.4  DMS/CVR Software

5.3.2.5  Revenue

5.4  Conclusions and Recommendations

5.4.1   Recommendations for Vendors

5.4.2   Recommendation for Utilities

5.4.3   Regional Conclusions

5.4.4   The Next CVR Hot Spots

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

  • Cumulative CVR Revenue, North America: 2013-2020
  • Annual CVR Revenue, North America: 2013-2020
  • Revenue per Substation for CVR with AMI by Component Segment, North America: 2013-2020
  • Revenue per Substation for CVR without AMI by Component Segment, North America: 2013-2020
  • Shipments of Primary Components for CVR by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Shipments of Secondary Components for CVR by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Shipments of Communications Components for CVR by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Shipments of DMS Components for CVR by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Primary Component Revenue by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Secondary Component Revenue by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Communications Component Revenue, North America: 2013-2020
  • DMS Component Revenue by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Simplified Grid Transmission and Distribution System, North America
  • Actual and Announced Coal-Fired Retirements, United States: 2011-2020
  • Retail Sales by Customer Class, United States: 1950-2011
  • Estimated Total Benefits and Cost for Regional CVR Deployment, Present Value
  • Assessment of Duke Energy Ohio CVR Benefit
  • Simplified Distribution Topologies for Substations and Feeder Circuits
  • CVR Benefit as a Function of Percent of Circuits Upgraded
  • Illustration of a Typical SCADA Architecture
  • Smart Grid Networking Approach
  • Example Distribution Substation
  • Example Load Tap Changers
  • Example LTC/VR Controllers
  • Communication Node
  • Example Pole-Mounted Capacitor Bank and Controller Package
  • Example of Devices in Metering Sets
  • Sensor Installation by Hotstick
  • Example of Pole-Mounted Line Regulators
  • Illustration of CVR Configuration
  • Feeder Voltage Profile with LTC, VR, and Capacitor Bank
  • PECO CVR Strategy

List of Tables

  • Cumulative CVR Revenue by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Typical Benefit-Cost Ratio (TRC-Based) for Energy Efficiency by Category, North America: 2013
  • Estimated Load and Spending in States with EE Programs by Category, United States: 2009-2012
  • Utility Spending and Returns on EE Programs by Category, United States: 1991-2010
  • Typical Load Reduction and Energy Savings using CVR by Category and Scenario, North America: 2012
  •  Cost of CVR per Sub by Category and Scenario, North America: 2013
  • Net Benefits to Customers by Category and Scenario, North America: 2013
  • Annual CVR Revenue by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Revenue per Substation for CVR with AMI by Component Segment, North America: 2013-2020
  • Shipments of Primary Components for CVR by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Shipments of Secondary Components for CVR by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Shipments of Communications Components for CVR by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Shipments of DMS Components for CVR by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Primary Component Revenue by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Secondary Component Revenue by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  • Communications Component Revenue, North America: 2013-2020
  • DMS Component Revenue by Component Type, North America: 2013-2020
  •  Voltage Level Definitions
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Smart Grid IT Systems http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/smart-grid-it-systems http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/smart-grid-it-systems#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:45:38 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=60399 Smart Utilities
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 [...]]]>
Smart Utilities

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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Smart Utilities: 10 Trends to Watch in 2014 and Beyond http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/smart-utilities-10-trends-to-watch-in-2014-and-beyond http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/smart-utilities-10-trends-to-watch-in-2014-and-beyond#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:58:16 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=60212 Smart Utilities
The last 12 months have ushered in changes at all levels of the smart utilities marketplace. Some of the issues – such as demand response (DR) and home energy management (HEM) – were on the radar a year ago. Other issues, such as net metering and its impact upon utilities’ business models, were barely considered [...]]]>
Smart Utilities

The last 12 months have ushered in changes at all levels of the smart utilities marketplace. Some of the issues – such as demand response (DR) and home energy management (HEM) – were on the radar a year ago. Other issues, such as net metering and its impact upon utilities’ business models, were barely considered at the beginning of 2013. Even those topics that have been on the radar for a while look like different markets than they were a year ago. Meanwhile, hardware vendors have continued to innovate at all levels of the grid, using IT capabilities to propose levels of efficiency and reliability previously unattainable. It is becoming increasingly unlikely that Thomas Edison would recognize the electric grid design if he came back today.

Navigant Research has selected 10 key issues that will shape smart utilities investment throughout 2014 and beyond. The wide scope of issues – from fundamental business models to new hardware technologies – reflects the heretofore unseen pace of change now facing utilities:

  • AMI networks supporting distribution automation
  • Net metering brouhaha escalates and possible solutions emerge
  • Smart grid IT spending on the rise
  • Utilities’ business models are shifting
  • Distributed energy and microgrids begin to affect utilities
  • Utilities’ secret weapon in energy efficiency: conservation voltage reduction
  • Hybrid HVDC breakers bring innovation and efficiency
  • Demand response outside North America will begin to grow
  • Smart meter market to expand globally
  • Home energy management market will see a steady uptick</p>

This Navigant Research white paper provides insights into these 10 key issues that will shape the smart utilities market in the months and years ahead, with summary forecasts of the smart grid IT, smart metering, and DR markets. Each of the topics in this white paper is examined more deeply in Navigant Research market overview reports.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • How has the home energy management (HEM) market begun to change?
  • What is changing in the demand response (DR) market?
  • How will net metering affect utilities’ business models?
  • What is the outlook for smart grid IT investment?
  • What are some key new technologies in transmission and distribution?
Who needs this report?
  • Utilities
  • Smart grid hardware and software vendors
  • Service providers and systems integrators
  • HEM vendors
  • DR system vendors
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  2013: A Year of Change

2. 10 Smart Utilities Trends to Watch

2.1  AMI Networks Supporting Distribution Automation

2.2  Net Metering Brouhaha Escalates and Possible Solutions Emerge

2.3  Smart Grid IT Spending on the Rise

2.4  Utilities’ Business Models Are Shifting

2.5  Distributed Energy and Microgrids Begin to Affect Utilities

2.6  Utilities’ Secret Weapon in Energy Efficiency: Conservation Voltage Reduction

2.7  Hybrid HVDC Breakers Bring Innovation and Efficiency

2.8  Demand Response outside North America Will Begin to Grow

2.9  Smart Meter Market to Expand Globally

2.10  Home Energy Management Market Will See a Steady Uptick

3. Acronym and Abbreviation List
4. Table of Contents
5. Table of Charts and Figures
6. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • Smart Meters for DA Applications Installed Base by Region and Percentage of Total Smart Meters, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Smart Grid IT Software and Services Spending by Region, World Markets: 2013-2022
  • Total DR Sites by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • Smart Meter Penetration Rate of All Electric Meters by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • HEM Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Hybrid DC Breaker Concept
  • Multiterminal Operation with and without Circuit Breakers
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Public Carrier Networks for Smart Grids http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/public-carrier-networks-for-smart-grids http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/public-carrier-networks-for-smart-grids#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:27:19 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=60180 Smart Utilities
The use of public cellular networks for smart grids is slowly gaining acceptance and momentum across the world. Cellular is now commonly seen as an additional connectivity option, just like power line communications (PLC) and radio frequency (RF) mesh. Recent acquisitions of cellular smart grid vendors like SmartSynch and Metrum have proven that cellular cannot [...]]]>
Smart Utilities

The use of public cellular networks for smart grids is slowly gaining acceptance and momentum across the world. Cellular is now commonly seen as an additional connectivity option, just like power line communications (PLC) and radio frequency (RF) mesh. Recent acquisitions of cellular smart grid vendors like SmartSynch and Metrum have proven that cellular cannot be ignored. While cellular has been used for some time by European utilities, only recently have North American firms begun to commit to public networks for critical smart grid applications. Cellular networks are also expected to play a significant role in supporting multimillion smart meter rollouts across the Asia Pacific region.

Issues like security, reliability, latency, cost, and technological obsolescence still plague the market, but have more to do with market perception than market reality. Recent advancements in 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE), combined with multimode chipsets and aggressive pricing from the carriers, have helped build a case for cellular. As smart grids become more complex, utilities will have to face a key question: Do they continue to invest, operate, and manage their own communications networks or do they allow communications specialists (i.e., cellular carriers) to do it for them? Navigant Research forecasts that total annual shipments of cellular-based communications nodes will grow from 2.7 million in 2012 to 16.3 million in 2020.

This Navigant Research report examines the global market opportunity for cellular smart grids. The study provides an analysis of the drivers, market challenges, and technology issues that will shape the market over the coming decade. Global market forecasts for public cellular communications nodes, segmented by application, region, and technology, extend through 2020. The report also profiles the key vendors, utilities, and carriers related to the cellular smart grid ecosystem.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What significant obstacles are preventing cellular networks from entering the mainstream in smart grids?
  • What are the main characteristics of the regions where cellular technologies are becoming a popular choice for smart grid communications?
  • How are equipment and service revenues evolving and how will that affect technology choices in the future?
  • How and when is the shift from 2G to 3G to 4G in cellular smart grid networks likely to occur?
  • What are some of the key recommendations for vendors that want to take advantage of the market opportunity for cellular smart grids?
Who needs this report?
  • Mobile network operators
  • Network integrators
  • Smart grid hardware and software vendors
  • Wireless chipset and M2M module makers
  • Utilities
  • Government agencies
  • Industry associations
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Introduction

1.2  Market Outlook

2. Market Issues

2.1  The Market for Smart Grid and Communications Technologies

2.2  Market Drivers and Challenges

2.2.1   Improved CAPEX and OPEX Dynamics for Public Cellular Networks

2.2.2   Regional Market Structures

2.2.3   Geographic Coverage

2.2.4   Grid Reliability

2.2.5   Latency

2.2.6   Core Focus on Utility Operations

2.2.7   Cellular Technology Obsolescence

2.2.8   Module Costs

2.2.9   Interoperability

2.2.10  Integrated Mobile Workforce Communications

2.2.11  Utility Preference for Private Networks

2.2.12  Security

2.2.13  Market and Public Perception Issues

2.3  Market Opportunity

2.3.1   Wireless Chip/Module Vendors

2.3.2   Grid Equipment Vendors

2.3.3   Carriers

2.3.4   Utilities

2.4  Regional Market Trends

2.4.1   North America

2.4.2   Europe

2.4.3   Asia Pacific

2.4.4   Latin America

2.4.5   Middle East & Africa

3. Technology Issues

3.1  Introduction

3.2  Smart Grid Network Architecture

3.2.1   Smart Grid Communications Devices and Applications

3.3  Network Communications for Smart Grids

3.4  Public Wireless Technologies

3.5  GSM-Based 2G and 3G Technologies

3.5.1   GSM, GPRS, and EDGE (2G and 2.5G)

3.5.2   UMTS, WCDMA, and HSPA

3.6  CDMA-Based 2G and 3G Technologies

3.6.1   CDMA2000 1xRTT and EV-DO

3.7  4G Standards

3.7.1   Long Term Evolution

3.7.2   WiMAX

3.8  Comparison of Public Cellular Technology Standards

4. Key Industry Players

4.1  Vendors

4.1.1   Aclara/Metrum

4.1.2   Ambient Corp.

4.1.3   Gemalto M2M (Formerly Cinterion)

4.1.4   Digi International

4.1.5   Elster Group

4.1.6   EnerNOC

4.1.7   Itron/SmartSynch

4.1.8   Jasper Wireless

4.1.9   Landis+Gyr

4.1.10   Qualcomm

4.1.11   Sensus

4.1.12   Silver Spring Networks

4.1.13   Trilliant Inc.

4.2  Utilities

4.2.1   British Gas

4.2.2   Consumers Energy

4.2.3   Duck River Electric Membership

4.2.4   Duke Energy

4.2.5   Texas New Mexico Power

4.2.6   Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)

4.3  Carriers

4.3.1   AT&T

4.3.2   Deutsche Telekom

4.3.3   Telefónica

4.3.4   Verizon Wireless

4.3.5   Vodafone Group plc

5. Market Forecasts

5.1  Forecast Methodology and Assumptions

5.1.1   Notable Trends

5.2  Global Forecasts

5.2.1   Forecasts by Application Type

5.2.2   Forecasts by Region

5.2.3   Forecasts by Technology

5.2.4   Forecasts by Service Revenue

5.3  Forecast Risks

5.4  Conclusions and Recommendations

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

  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, World Markets: 2012
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, World Markets: 2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, World Markets: 2012
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, World Markets: 2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Service Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node ASPs by Technology, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Latin America: 2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node ASPs by Technology, Middle East & Africa: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node ASPs by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Smart Grid Networking Architectural Model

List of Tables

  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Average Monthly Service Revenue per Node by Application, Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Western Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Shipment Unit Revenue by Application, Western Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Western Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Service Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node ASPs by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Revenue by Application, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node ASPs by Technology, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Average Monthly Service Revenue per Node by Application, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, North America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, United States: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, United States: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, United States: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, United States: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, United States: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Canada: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, Canada: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Canada: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Canada: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Canada: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Revenue by Application, Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node ASPs by Technology, Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Chipset Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Northern Asia (Japan and South Korea): 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, China: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, China: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, China: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Western Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Western Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Eastern Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, Eastern Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Eastern Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Eastern Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Eastern Europe: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Revenue by Application, Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node ASPs by Technology, Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Chipset Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Average Monthly Service Revenue per Node by Application, Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application Asia: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Northern Asia (Japan & South Korea): 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Shipment Unit Revenue by Application, Northern Asia (Japan and South Korea): 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Northern Asia (Japan and South Korea): 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Northern Asia (Japan and South Korea): 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Mexico: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Mexico: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Mexico: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, Other Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Other Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Other Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Other Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, China: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, China: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Other Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, Other Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Other Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Other Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Other Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Revenue by Application, Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node ASPs by Technology, Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Chipset Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Average Monthly Service Revenue per Node by Application, Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Latin America: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Brazil: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, Brazil: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Brazil: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Brazil: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Brazil: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Mexico: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Revenue by Application, Mexico: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Mexico: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Revenue by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, Middle East & Africa: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Chipset Unit Shipment Revenue by Technology, Middle East & Africa: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Average Monthly Service Revenue per Node by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Technology Comparisons
  • Public Cellular Communications Node ASPs by Technology, Middle East & Africa: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Nodes, Annual Service Revenue by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2012-2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Application, World Markets: 2012 vs. 2020
  • Public Cellular Communications Node Unit Shipments by Technology, World Markets: 2012 vs. 2020
  • Smart Grid Networking Devices
  • Communications Attributes and Requirements for Smart Grid Networks
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Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Home Energy Management http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/navigant-research-leaderboard-report-home-energy-management http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/navigant-research-leaderboard-report-home-energy-management#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:32:40 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=60099 Smart Utilities
Home energy management (HEM) is a broad market segment with numerous hardware and software vendors seeking to gain market share. Navigant Research defines HEM technologies and services along a continuum of five somewhat distinct categories. These include paper bills, web portals, standalone HEM, in-home displays (IHDs), and networked HEM. As the market grows, software platforms [...]]]>
Smart Utilities

Home energy management (HEM) is a broad market segment with numerous hardware and software vendors seeking to gain market share. Navigant Research defines HEM technologies and services along a continuum of five somewhat distinct categories. These include paper bills, web portals, standalone HEM, in-home displays (IHDs), and networked HEM. As the market grows, software platforms will continue to play an important role in how consumers interact with hardware and applications, such as utility demand response (DR) or energy efficiency programs, that enable them be more efficient users of energy and lower their bills.
Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Home Energy Management

Navigant Research expects steady growth for HEM products and services through 2020. The HEM market has struggled to gain traction in past years, particularly from a utility standpoint. But the market has picked up momentum since the first part of 2012, as non-utility stakeholders have moved in and started to lay the groundwork for growth. Companies like ADT, Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T in the United States have added energy management as an optional package that can be bundled with home security, automation, or internet access. Navigant Research forecasts a brisk, if not robust, HEM market, with global revenue peaking at approximately $2.8 billion in 2020.

This Navigant Research Leaderboard Report examines the strategy and execution of 16 companies that offer HEM software solutions and rates them on 12 criteria. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the global HEM market. One company emerged as the Leader, namely Opower, which scored highest for its ability to offer innovative suite of solutions to utilities and consumers that help them more efficiently manage energy use. Eleven others are ranked as Contenders, two are Challengers, and two are Followers.

Top 10 Vendors:

1. Opower

2. Aclara

3. AlertMe

4. Silver Spring Networks

5. EnergyHub (Alarm.com)

6. iControl Networks

7. Comverge

8. EcoFactor

9. Tendril

10. Calico Energy Services

Key Questions Addressed:
  • Which companies are Leaders, Contenders, Challengers, and Followers in the global home energy management (HEM) market?
  • How can the lower-ranked players improve their position on the Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid?
  • What drivers are shaping the global HEM market?
  • What barriers are keeping the HEM market from developing more rapidly?
  • What is the revenue forecast for the global HEM market?
Who needs this report?
  • Home energy management vendors
  • Utilities
  • Telecom and broadband service providers
  • Home security providers
  • Retailers
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Market Introduction

1.2  Criteria Overview

1.3  The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

2. Market Overview

2.1  Market Definition

2.2  Market Drivers

2.3  Market Barriers

2.4  Market Trends

3. The Navigant Research Leaderboard

3.1  The Navigant Research Leaderboard Categories

3.1.1   Leaders

3.1.2   Contenders

3.1.3   Challengers

3.1.4   Followers

3.2  The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid

4. Company Rankings

4.1  Leaders

4.1.1   Opower

4.2  Contenders

4.2.1   Aclara

4.2.2   AlertMe

4.2.3   Silver Spring Networks

4.2.4   EnergyHub (Alarm.com)

4.2.5   iControl Networks

4.2.6   Comverge

4.2.7   EcoFactor

4.2.8   Tendril

4.2.9   Calico Energy Services

4.2.10  Consert (Toshiba)

4.2.11  Asoka

4.3  Challengers

4.3.1   MyEnergy (Nest)

4.3.2   Bidgely

4.4  Followers

4.4.1   C3 Energy

4.4.2   Arris Group (4Home)

5. Company Directory
6. Acronym and Abbreviation List
7. Table of Contents
8. Table of Charts and Figures
9. Scope of Study and Methodology

9.1  Scope of Study

9.2  Sources and Methodology

9.2.1   Vendor Selection

9.2.2   Ratings Scale

9.2.2.1  Score Calculations

9.2.3   Criteria Definitions

9.2.3.1  Strategy

9.2.3.2  Execution

List of Charts and Figures

  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Grid
  • HEM Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • Opower Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Aclara Strategy and Execution Scores
  • AlertMe Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Silver Spring Networks Strategy and Execution Scores
  • EnergyHub Strategy and Execution Scores
  • iControl Networks Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Comverge Strategy and Execution Scores
  • EcoFactor Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Tendril Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Calico Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Consert Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Asoka Strategy and Execution Scores
  • MyEnergy Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Bidgely Strategy and Execution Scores
  • C3 Energy Strategy and Execution Scores
  • Arris Group Strategy and Execution Scores
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores

List of Tables

  • HEM Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2022
  • The Navigant Research Leaderboard Overall Scores
  • Vendor Scores
  • Vendor Scores on Strategy Criteria
  • Vendor Scores on Execution Criteria
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Smart Grid Consumer Survey http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/smart-grid-consumer-survey http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/smart-grid-consumer-survey#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:45:05 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=59909 Smart Utilities
As smart grid rollouts continue in the United States, albeit at a pace slower than in previous years, utilities and vendors are looking for ways to maximize the impact of these deployments. Some of the possible applications of smart grid and smart meter deployments include demand response (DR) programs, home energy management (HEM), and smart [...]]]>
Smart Utilities

As smart grid rollouts continue in the United States, albeit at a pace slower than in previous years, utilities and vendors are looking for ways to maximize the impact of these deployments. Some of the possible applications of smart grid and smart meter deployments include demand response (DR) programs, home energy management (HEM), and smart thermostats.

One challenge is that various types of smart grid and smart home technologies continue to face different levels of consumer awareness, interest, and acceptance. In addition, consumer expectations of savings from smart home technologies are likely higher than what can be achieved and the price they are willing to pay for these offerings is lower than what the market currently supports. Navigant Research’s Smart Grid Consumer Survey shows that while smart grid products and services have the potential to save consumers money by reducing their energy consumption, end-user interest remains moderate to low at the present time.

This Navigant Research report details the findings from a web-based consumer survey of 1,084 consumers in the United States that aims to provide a better understanding of interest and attitudes toward a select group of smart grid concepts. The study was executed in the fall of 2013 using a nationally representative and demographically balanced sample. It analyzes the dynamics of consumer demand, favorability, and attitudes toward several key smart grid product and service categories: smart grids and smart meters, smart thermostats, HEM bundles, and DR. Navigant Research also examines consumer willingness to pay for these products, expected savings from using these technologies, and reasons for interest or disinterest in these offerings.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What is the level of favorability among U.S. consumers for smart grids and smart meters?
  • Are consumers interested in smart thermostats, home energy management bundles, and demand response?
  • How does the level of interest vary by demographics?
  • What features of smart meters are important to consumers?
  • What is preventing consumers from embracing smart home programs such as demand response?
  • What are consumer expectations of savings that can be achieved through various smart home offerings?
Who needs this report?
  • Utilities
  • Smart meter manufacturers
  • Home energy management companies
  • Demand response service providers
  • Systems integrators
  • Industry associations
  • Consumer advocacy groups
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Introduction

1.2  Key Findings

2. Smart Grid and Smart Meters

2.1  Smart Grid and Smart Meters

3. Smart Thermostats

3.1  Smart Thermostats

4. Home Energy Management Bundles

4.1  Home Energy Management Bundles

5. Demand Response

5.1  Demand Response Programs

5.2  Demand Response with a Credit/Rebate Component

6. Summary and Conclusions
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 and Smart Meter Favorability, United States: 2013
  • Smart Grid Favorability, United States: 2011-2013
  • Smart Meter Favorability, United States: 2011-2013
  • Interest in Smart Thermostats, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Smart Thermostats by Annual Income, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Smart Thermostats by Age Range, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Smart Thermostats by Monthly Electric Bill, United States: 2013
  • Smart Thermostat Brand Awareness, United States: 2013
  • Amount Willing to Pay for a Smart Thermostat, United States: 2013
  • Smart Thermostat Features of Interest, United States: 2013
  • Expected Savings from a Smart Thermostat, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Home Energy Management Bundles, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Home Energy Management Bundles by Annual Income, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Home Energy Management Bundles by Age Range, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Home Energy Management Bundles by Monthly Electric Bill, United States: 2013
  • Home Energy Management Features of Interest, United States: 2013
  • Considerations for Purchasing Home Energy Management Bundles, United States: 2013
  • Amount Willing to Pay for Home Energy Management Bundles, United States: 2013
  • Expected Reduction in Monthly Electric Bill with Home Energy Management Bundles, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Demand Response, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Demand Response by Annual Income, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Demand Response by Age Range, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Demand Response by Monthly Electric Bill, United States: 2013
  • Reason for Lack of Interest in Demand Response, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Demand Response in Exchange for a Credit or Rebate on Electric Bill, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Demand Response in Exchange for a Credit or Rebate on Electric Bill by Annual Income, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Demand Response in Exchange for a Credit or Rebate on Electric Bill by Age Range, United States: 2013
  • Interest in Demand Response in Exchange for a Credit or Rebate on Electric Bill by Monthly Electric Bill, United States: 2013
  • Reason for Interest in Demand Response in Exchange for a Credit or Rebate on Electric Bill, United States: 2013
  • Expected Annual Reward for Participating in a Demand Response Program, United States: 2013
  • Willingness to Allow Utilities to Control Thermostat, United States: 2013
  • Expected Reduction in Electric Bill from Allowing Utility to Control Thermostat, United States: 2013
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