Navigant Research » Webinar http://www.navigantresearch.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:01:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Beyond Lithium Ion http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/beyond-lithium-ion http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/beyond-lithium-ion#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:39:15 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=62942 Lithium ion batteries will be the world leader in advanced battery chemistries over the next decade, as they come to dominate the stationary energy storage, automotive, and portable power markets.  However, the race is already underway to develop the chemistry that will succeed Li-ion in the decades to come. This webinar will cover emerging battery [...]]]>

Advanced Batteries for Portable Power ApplicationsLithium ion batteries will be the world leader in advanced battery chemistries over the next decade, as they come to dominate the stationary energy storage, automotive, and portable power markets.  However, the race is already underway to develop the chemistry that will succeed Li-ion in the decades to come. This webinar will cover emerging battery chemistries, including lithium sulfur, lithium air, ultracapacitors, magnesium ion, zinc air, and others.

Featuring principal research analyst Sam Jaffe, this webinar will explore the strengths and weaknesses of these future battery chemistries, including how they measure up to specifications required for various applications, including automotive traction and stop-start, stationary energy storage, wearable computing devices, tablets, smartphones, and power tools. The webinar will also explore the potential market size and forecasts for each of the technologies, and provide a clear examination of the changing market landscape for advanced batteries in the coming years.

Key Topics:
  • Battery technology
  • Battery economics
  • Battery deployment strategies
  • Stationary energy storage deployment strategies
  • Automotive battery strategies
  • Market landscape for advanced batteries
What does this webinar answer?
  • What are the experimental battery chemistries that could emerge over the coming years as potential rivals or replacements for lithium ion?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of current battery technologies?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of emerging chemistries?
  • Which other factors will influence the development of the battery industry besides chemistry?
  • What is the potential market size for advanced batteries in the coming years?
Who needs to attend?
  • Battery companies
  • EV manufacturers
  • Consumer electronics designers and strategists
  • Renewable energy project developers
  • Utilities
  • Investor community
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Home Energy Management http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/home-energy-management-2 http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/home-energy-management-2#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:51:59 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=62188 After years of sluggish adoption, the home energy management market has gained some traction among consumers, utilities, and other stakeholders. In the last year, new entrants from other sectors, such as Comcast, AT&T, and ADT, have introduced new products and services to help customers monitor and manage their energy consumption.  Also, Google’s recent high-profile purchase [...]]]>

HomeEnergyManagement_IconAfter years of sluggish adoption, the home energy management market has gained some traction among consumers, utilities, and other stakeholders. In the last year, new entrants from other sectors, such as Comcast, AT&T, and ADT, have introduced new products and services to help customers monitor and manage their energy consumption.  Also, Google’s recent high-profile purchase of smart thermostat provider Nest Labs has added new market momentum and a new level of visibility to the space.  Utility responses have been mixed, with some utilities actively promoting HEM solutions and others remaining, for now, on the sidelines.

Featuring senior research analyst Neil Strother, along with Scott Hublou, SVP Customer Operations at EcoFactor, and Lela Manning, Energy Programs Supervisor at SDG&E, this webinar explores the latest market drivers and inhibitors, provides case studies of successful programs and products, and examines the long-term market opportunity in home energy management.

Key Topics:
  • Home Energy Management
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy efficiency (EE)
  • Customer (end-user) engagement
  • Home area networks, and home control
What does this webinar answer?
  • What is the status of the HEM market today?
  • What has been the effect of new entrants offering HEM bundled with triple-play services?
  • What are the key drivers for the HEM market?
  • What are the main inhibitors for the HEM market?
  • What are the longer-term prospects for the HEM market through 2022?
  • What technologies are shaping this market?
  • Which companies are the key players in the HEM market?
Who needs to attend?
  • Utility managers
  • Customer-focused utility outreach professionals
  • Hardware vendors of Home Energy Management products and services
  • Smart thermostat manufacturers
  • Software vendors in the HEM space
  • Regulators concerned with HEM issues
  • Non-utility home service providers (cable companies, telcos, security companies)
  • Investors
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Automated Demand Response http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/automated-demand-response-2 http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/automated-demand-response-2#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:06:19 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=61300 For years, utilities have used simple approaches to demand response – either relying on operators of different customer sites to manually turn off lights, equipment, and systems, or running direct load control programs that give customers little to no choice in how they participate.  These models are not scalable beyond certain program and customer segments, [...]]]>

For years, utilities have used simple approaches to demand response – either relying on operators of different customer sites to manually turn off lights, equipment, and systems, or running direct load control programs that give customers little to no choice in how they participate.  These models are not scalable beyond certain program and customer segments, and today’s customers expect more sophisticated technology and demand more flexibility in their operations.  Now reaching widespread deployment, automated demand response (ADR) is a powerful alternative in both the residential and commercial & industrial (C&I) sectors, offering more reliable and faster responding DR systems.

Featuring senior research analyst Brett Feldman along with Justin McCurnin, global marketing director at Honeywell, and Greg Wikler, director at Navigant, this webinar examines the benefits and costs of ADR technologies, details the current state of the market, and assesses the potential market opportunity as well as the barriers to adoption.  The webinar also presents a timeline for the introduction and market penetration rates of contributing technologies.

Key Topics:
  • ADR market drivers and barriers
  • C&I ADR market trends
  • Residential ADR market trends
  • Demand response management systems
  • OpenADR
What does this webinar answer?
  • What are the market drivers for ADR in the U.S. and beyond?
  • What factors may inhibit ADR expansion?
  • Which new technologies are enabling ADR to increase its penetration in the market?
  • Who are the major competitors in the residential and C&I ADR sectors?
  • How fast will ADR grow in various regions around the world?
Who needs to attend?
  • Building energy management systems vendors
  • Demand response management systems vendors
  • Curtailment service providers
  • Smart thermostat vendors
  • Large commercial and industrial customers
  • Independent system operators/regional transmission operators
  • Utilities
  • Government energy agencies
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The Year Ahead in Cleantech http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/the-year-ahead-in-cleantech-2014 http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/the-year-ahead-in-cleantech-2014#comments Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:13:57 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=60094 2013 was a year of both headwinds and breakthroughs for the cleantech industry.  A few high-profile bankruptcies, the continued rise of low-cost, abundant natural gas, plus the winding down of federal funding programs for clean energy technology deployments, particularly utility smart grid projects, shook some investors’ confidence in cleantech markets.  At the same time, consumer [...]]]>

2013 was a year of both headwinds and breakthroughs for the cleantech industry.  A few high-profile bankruptcies, the continued rise of low-cost, abundant natural gas, plus the winding down of federal funding programs for clean energy technology deployments, particularly utility smart grid projects, shook some investors’ confidence in cleantech markets.  At the same time, consumer support for renewable energy, electric vehicles, and other innovations has never been higher, and the cleantech sector as a whole is moving past the hype cycle into a period of accelerating commercialization and steady, sustained growth.

Thus 2014 will likely mark the beginning of a new period of consolidation, commercialization, and collaboration in Smart Energy, Smart Transportation, and Smart Utilities.  Featuring research directors John Gartner and Bob Lockhart, along with senior research analyst Sam Jaffe, this webinar answers some of the key questions facing vendors, suppliers, and end users across the cleantech spectrum:  How will dramatic new developments in California, Japan, and Germany influence the market for advanced energy storage?  How is accelerating growth in EV sales reshaping the automotive industry, and what are the emerging sources of new revenue for automakers?  How is the expansion of distributed generation putting pressure on utilities’ business models, and what are the likely outcomes?  And finally, what will be the most promising markets for cleantech in the coming years?

Key Topics:
  • Emerging business models for utilities
  • Next phase for smart grid deployments
  • The rise of lithium ion battery technology
  • Market forecasts for electric vehicles
  • Market forecasts for smart meter deployments
  • Market forecasts for advanced batteries
  • Shifting government policies on cleantech
  • Emerging revenue streams for automakers
What does this webinar answer?
  • What are the primary forces shaping cleantech markets today?
  • How are utilities reacting to the spread of distributed generation and other disruptive technologies?
  • What are the emerging business models for remote microgrids and other alternative power distribution systems?
  • What is the forecast for EV sales in 2014 and beyond?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities facing the traditional automotive industry?
  • What are the emerging new revenue streams for automakers?
  • How will the “inflection point” for lithium ion battery technology reshape the energy storage industry?
  • How will the slowdown of government funded smart grid deployment programs affect the companies in the sector?
  • How will the adoption of affordable energy storage help drive adjacent markets?
Who needs to attend?
  • Utilities
  • Microgrid technology developers
  • Smart grid vendors
  • Automakers
  • Battery suppliers
  • Government agencies and regulators
  • Investor community
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Innovations in Smart Building Data Analytics http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/innovations-in-smart-building-data-analytics http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/innovations-in-smart-building-data-analytics#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:25:31 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=60041 Buildings are fitted with thousands of controls and sensors that have the potential to offer millions of real-time data points that could be used manage energy and operations more efficiently. However, this data is rarely tracked or properly analyzed. Now, vendors are responding with a flood of building energy management systems (BEMS): software, hardware, and [...]]]>

 Buildings are fitted with thousands of controls and sensors that have the potential to offer millions of real-time data points that could be used manage energy and operations more efficiently. However, this data is rarely tracked or properly analyzed. Now, vendors are responding with a flood of building energy management systems (BEMS): software, hardware, and services that provide information on the performance of a building’s individual systems and its combined infrastructure.

These innovations come at a time when major energy users, such as corporations and government agencies, are becoming more strategic about how they manage energy across their building portfolios.  Featuring senior research analyst Eric Bloom, along with Peter Dickinson, Chief Technology Officer at BuildingIQ, and Jim Schwartz, Director of Strategic Marketing at Johnson Controls, this webinar examines the broad landscape for building energy management systems, a market in which more than 400 companies play.  It focuses on new and emerging applications, such as automated demand response (ADR), ongoing commissioning, and space utilization, provided by leading BEMS vendors, and features case studies highlighting specific vendors’ highly differentiated offerings.

Key Topics:
  • Smart building data analytics
  • Building energy management systems (BEMS)
  • Big Data in the buildings industry
  • Software as a service (SaaS)
  • Direct digital controls (DDC)
  • Energy management software applications
What does this webinar answer?
  • What is the state of the art in building energy management systems (BEMS)?
  • What are the most compelling BEMS applications in the market today?
  • How will smart building data analytics evolve over time?
  • How is the emerging relationship between energy management and facility management unfolding, and how should BEMS vendors position themselves to remain competitive?
  • How many players are active in the BEMS market worldwide?
  • What are the key trends in BEMS technologies?
  • What is the overall size of the worldwide BEMS market?
Who needs to attend?
  • Building energy management system (BEMS) software developers
  • Building controls manufacturers
  • Enterprise operations software vendors
  • Energy efficiency service providers and engineering firms
  • Energy service companies (ESCOs)
  • Corporate energy managers and sustainability officers
  • Building owners and managers
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Remote Microgrid Business Models http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/remote-microgrid-business-models http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/remote-microgrid-business-models#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:15:23 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=58774 In the last year, remote microgrid projects around the world have risen in visibility and viability, with the penetration of renewable energy in these off-grid networks increasing sharply in many regions of the world.  Developers are now focusing on creating flexible business models that enable innovative technologies, such as new energy storage technologies and smart [...]]]>

Remote MicrogridsIn the last year, remote microgrid projects around the world have risen in visibility and viability, with the penetration of renewable energy in these off-grid networks increasing sharply in many regions of the world.  Developers are now focusing on creating flexible business models that enable innovative technologies, such as new energy storage technologies and smart load management, to profitably drive renewables to higher levels of system level penetration.

Featuring principal research analyst Peter Asmus, along with Peter Lilienthal, CEO of HOMER Energy, and Stephen Drouilhet, managing director of Sustainable Power Systems, this webinar presents recently updated Navigant Research capacity and revenue forecasts for the key remote microgrid segments, as well as the findings of a survey of HOMER Energy users related to the emerging business models, technical challenges, and chief benefits of renewable energy-based remote microgrids.  Also including case studies of remote microgrids being deployed around the world, the webinar provides attendees with real-world lessons for establishing and running microgrids independent of the wider utility power grid.

Key Topics:
  • Emerging business models for remote microgrids
  • Remote microgrid technologies
  • Capacity forecasts for remote microgrids
  • Revenue forecasts for remote microgrids
  • Use cases and settings for remote microgrids
  • Remote microgrids’ role within the broader microgrid market
  • Why some utilities are turning to remote microgrids
What does this webinar answer?
  • What are the most recent Navigant Research capacity and revenue forecasts for the key remote microgrid segments?
  • Why are some utilities themselves operating remote microgrids?
  • What are the emerging business models for remote microgrids?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities facing developers of remote microgrids?
  • What are the primary use cases and settings for remote microgrids, and how do they differ?
  • How will demand for remote microgrids expand and evolve in the coming years?
  • What factors influence returns on investment for remote microgrids?
  • How do remote microgrids fit within the broader microgrid market?
Who needs to attend?
  • Microgrid project developers
  • Microgrid component suppliers
  • Renewable energy technology companies
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Investor community
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The Era of Self Driving Cars http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/the-era-of-self-driving-cars http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/the-era-of-self-driving-cars#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:42:20 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=58323 Autonomous vehicles promise to reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions while increasing safety.  The transition to fully self-driving cars, however, will be gradual, as progressively capable systems take control of individual functions over time.  The earliest features will most likely include self-parking, traffic jam assistance, and freeway cruising – each of which will require regulatory [...]]]>

Autonomous vehicles promise to reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions while increasing safety.  The transition to fully self-driving cars, however, will be gradual, as progressively capable systems take control of individual functions over time.  The earliest features will most likely include self-parking, traffic jam assistance, and freeway cruising – each of which will require regulatory changes.  These technologies have the potential to dramatically reduce accidents, but consumer and government acceptance is likely to be hard-won.  Autonomous driving will also benefit if infrastructure providers install smart city technologies, such as coordinated traffic signals and smart parking systems.

Featuring senior research analyst David Alexander, research director John Gartner, and Bob Siller, a senior strategic marketing manager at Altera, this webinar explains the benefits, liabilities, and safety implications of autonomous driving, and examines the potential market opportunity as well as the barriers to adoption.  The webinar also presents a timeline for the introduction and market penetration rates of the contributing technologies.

Key Topics:
  • Autonomous driving
  • Semi-autonomous driving
  • Safety, emissions, and traffic benefits
  • Regulatory obstacles
What does this webinar answer?
  • What is the current state of autonomous vehicle technology?
  • What are the next steps towards commercialization?
  • When will the technology be ready for public use?
  • What are the hurdles preventing earlier introduction?
  • What benefits can be expected from the widespread rollout of autonomous vehicles?
  • How will autonomous vehicles change the nature of the market in the long term?
Who needs to attend?
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Automotive suppliers
  • EV infrastructure providers
  • Fleet managers
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • Investor community
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Coal to Natural Gas Plant Conversions http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/coal-to-natural-gas-plant-conversions http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/coal-to-natural-gas-plant-conversions#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:57:05 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=55751 The coal industry is facing a historic contraction over the next several years, as utilities will retire record numbers of aging coal plants between 2013 and 2020.  Coal plant owners face a complex series of decisions around these plants, including whether to convert them to natural gas combustion.  In an era of ample supplies of [...]]]>

IndustrialInnovations_Icon_SBThe coal industry is facing a historic contraction over the next several years, as utilities will retire record numbers of aging coal plants between 2013 and 2020.  Coal plant owners face a complex series of decisions around these plants, including whether to convert them to natural gas combustion.  In an era of ample supplies of low-cost natural gas, conversion to natural gas-fired generation, or to co-firing, seems like an attractive option; however, the technical challenges are non-trivial, and the cost may be higher in some cases than building a new plant from the ground up.

Featuring editorial director Richard Martin, along with Navigant directors Gordon Pickering and Rick Smead, this webinar examines in depth the pros and cons of converting coal plants to natural gas-fired generation, including forecasts for the number of plants that will actually be retired through 2020, the cost/benefit analysis for natural gas conversion, and the issues that utilities will face in making these decisions.  The webinar also provides examples of plants that have gone through such conversions in recent years.

Key Topics:
  • Coal plant retirements
  • Natural gas-fired power generation
  • Power plant conversions
  • Capacity substitutions
  • Levelized cost of electricity for coal & natural gas
What does this webinar answer?
  • How many coal plants will be retired through 2020?
  • What are the options for final disposition of these coal plants?
  • What are the advantages of conversion to natural gas-fired generation?
  • What are the disadvantages?
  • What are the likely cost comparisons for conversion vs. new builds?
  • What percentage of retiring coal plants are likely to be converted?
Who needs to attend?
  • Utilities/plant operators
  • EPC companies
  • Natural gas producers and suppliers
  • Regulators & policymakers
  • Investor community
  • Natural gas & coal industry associations
  • Suppliers of natural gas generation equipment
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LEDs and the Transformation of the Lighting Industry http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/leds-and-the-transformation-of-the-lighting-industry http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/leds-and-the-transformation-of-the-lighting-industry#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:50:07 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=55759 The lighting industry is on the verge of a major transformation.  Falling prices and improving quality for light-emitting diode (LED) technology have begun to drive widespread adoption of this technology.  Navigant Research forecasts that, by 2021, 63% of lamps sold to retrofit projects worldwide will be LED-based.  Beyond a simple swap in lamp type, this [...]]]>

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The lighting industry is on the verge of a major transformation.  Falling prices and improving quality for light-emitting diode (LED) technology have begun to drive widespread adoption of this technology.  Navigant Research forecasts that, by 2021, 63% of lamps sold to retrofit projects worldwide will be LED-based.  Beyond a simple swap in lamp type, this rise in LEDs is expected to impact every aspect of the lighting industry.  The shape and functionality of light fixtures will undergo a radical redesign, while the long lifespans of LED lamps will change how lighting designers and installers think about the integration of light within built spaces, and significantly shift the revenue expectations for lighting providers.  Advanced lighting controls will also proliferate as the cost premium shrinks for LED drivers that include dimming, wireless communications, and color tuning.

Featuring senior research analyst Jesse Foote, along with Michael Feinstein, vice president of sales and marketing at Digital Lumens, and Mahima Gupta, associate director at Navigant, this webinar examines the market changes that LED lights have already wrought, and provides forecasts for the future transformation of the industry.  The webinar also examines how technology startups and established lighting companies are responding to the coming changes.

Key Topics:
  • LED adoption rates
  • Future LED luminaires
  • LED impacts on lighting design
  • The future of lighting control
  • Tips for building owners
  • Lighting sales
What does this webinar answer?
  • What are the expected adoption rates of LED lights in new construction and retrofit projects?
  • How will the adoption of LEDs affect revenue expectations for lighting providers?
  • Which space types will adopt LED lighting first?
  • How will the rise of LEDs affect the process of lighting design and installation?
  • What might LED luminaires look like in the future?
  • What new lighting features and functions will proliferate as LED adoption grows?
  • What should building owners be mindful of as lighting industry transforms?
Who needs to attend?
  • Building owners and managers
  • Lighting designers, architects, and engineering firms
  • LED manufacturers and suppliers
  • Lamp and luminaire manufacturers and suppliers
  • Lighting control product manufacturers and suppliers
  • Energy efficiency program administrators
  • Energy service companies (ESCOs)
  • Investor community
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The Lithium Ion Inflection Point http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/the-lithium-ion-inflection-point http://www.navigantresearch.com/webinar/the-lithium-ion-inflection-point#comments Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:44:49 +0000 http://www.navigantresearch.com/?p=55591 First developed in the late 1980s as an energy storage solution for consumer electronics devices, lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have since grabbed majority market share in a number of battery applications, including electric vehicles, stationary energy storage, portable devices, and power tools.  However, the lithium ion age is still in its infancy.  Global demand for [...]]]>

AdvancedBatteries_IconFirst developed in the late 1980s as an energy storage solution for consumer electronics devices, lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have since grabbed majority market share in a number of battery applications, including electric vehicles, stationary energy storage, portable devices, and power tools.  However, the lithium ion age is still in its infancy.  Global demand for Li-ion batteries is set to explode, thanks to cost reductions and improvements in the chemistry’s costs, energy density, performance, and safety.

Featuring senior research analyst Sam Jaffe along with Stephen Kelley, senior vice president of sales at Green Charge Networks, this webinar looks at the current lithium ion market from both a supply and demand perspective, and provides new Navigant Research data that reveals where the market is headed.  Additionally, the presentation explores pricing dynamics, supply chain developments, and key players in the Li-ion industry.

Key Topics:
  • Advanced Batteries
  • Lithium Ion
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Energy Storage
  • Consumer Electronics
What does this webinar answer?
  • What is the state of the lithium ion market and where is it heading?
  • Who are the key players in this market?
  • What are the technology improvements that will fuel growth in Li-ion battery demand?
Who needs to attend?
  • Battery company executives
  • Technology company executives
  • Utility executives with an interest in energy storage
  • Automotive executives in the EV space
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