This report and database provides a focused look at the advanced grid automation and power systems technology that will replace old infrastructure as smart grid systems become ubiquitous. Contents include detailed data and analysis of annual demand and capital expenditure for this sector (defined as utility automation and power systems technology) and the value of the entire Transmission and Distribution sector as a part of the smart grid market. Power system subtopics include turnkey substations, HVDC systems, and FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems).
The database contains important forecast information and current figures. It consists of a Global Data Set with the following sections:
The Annual Demand section includes 2012 actual figures and forecasts for 2013-2017 in 2012 United States Dollars (USD) for:
The Capex section provides an overview of the total expenditure by utilities including the cost of land, finance, legal services, equipment purchase, construction and installation. Data provided includes:
The Smart Grid section provides the value of the transmission and distribution sector as a part of the smart grid market as a whole. Regional and by-country 2012 actual figures and 2013-2015 forecast figures are provided.
The accompanying report provides a valuable historical overview that helps provide forecasts for the future, and an analysis of the current market and the global high-tech transmission and distribution market. The report also includes definitions of the sectors used in calculating annual demand, briefings on transmission and distribution companies (including regional market shares) and a description of our methodology.
This NRG Expert Report and Database allows you to make key business decisions based on our forecasts and analysis of the electricity T&D high-tech power sector. Insight into grid monitoring and grid planning can also be gained. Reasons to purchase the database include:
New Transmission and Distribution technologies will be essential in the race to meet growing demand. As the old grid is replaced and renewables become more common, new Transmission and Distribution technologies involving more advanced grid planning and grid automation strategies will be essential.
Power systems can be defined as combinations of products that have been engineered to work in concert, producing a better system than could be achieved through the purchase of isolated units. Power system products would include T&D substations, turnkey substations, HVDC systems and FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems).
There is a growing trend towards utility automation. NRG Expert defines this as the process by which IT engineers automate the monitoring and management of T&D networks. Manual processes are removed and replaced by new electricity transmission and distribution technology.