Press Release

As Japan Abandons Nuclear Energy in the Wake of Fukushima, Smart Grid Technology Gets a Boost from TEPCO

June 26th, 2012

Global smart grid deployments are softening due to both project completion and exhausting of government stimulus money. However, certain local markets are seeing additional benefit as governments reconsider their energy strategies in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, including Japan. Having accurate market data and analysis will be essential to companies seeking to compete on the global stage. With premium market research from the worlds leading publishers, Global Information Inc. helps businesses stay on the cutting edge with the best forecasts, research, and analyses.

Global Information is pleased to announce the immediate availability of two significant new reports on smart grids and smart metering:

Smart Grid Deployment Tracker 1Q12 - Global Smart Meter and Smart Grid Projects, Meter Data Management, Communications Networks, and Smart Grid Systems Integrators: Project Tracking, Vendor Selection Share, and Unit Shipments

Governments and utilities operators have both invested significantly in the deployment of Smart Meters and Smart Grids in general over the last decade. However, as mature markets such as the US approach project completion, market growth potential is softening.

Despite this slowdown, however, numerous opportunities still exist for companies offering products and services to enable smart grid deployment. As Japan has ceased all nuclear operations in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has committed to rolling out 17 million smart meters in Japan through 2019. In Spain, Iberdrola announced deals with seven meter manufacturers that will supply 1 million smart meters as part of the utilitys initial rollout of devices through 2018.

The quarterly updated Pike Research Smart Grid Deployment Tracker provides detailed analysis of worldwide utility smart grid and smart meter programs including tracking of customer endpoints, metering vendors, communications vendors, systems integrators. technologies, deployment timeframes, and vendor selections, and vendor market share.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

Automated Demand Response - Technology and Business Issues, Opportunities, Challenges, the Competitive Landscape, and the Role of OpenADR: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

Demand response (DR) manages electricity consumption in response to supply conditions, ensuring that enough electricity is available on the grid to meet demand in order to avoid power outages. Automated demand response (ADR) technology, automating the notification process, is a critical development in this strategy. ADR is gaining increasing attention in the market, especially with the use of open standards such as the OpenADR specification.

ADR has mainly been deployed in the US, and is now being introduced in other countries, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. The Pike Research report: "Automated Demand Response - Technology and Business Issues, Opportunities, Challenges, the Competitive Landscape, and the Role of OpenADR: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts" anticipates implementation of ADR will spread around the world, as pilot programs demonstrate the improved cost-effectiveness, predictability, reliability, and responsiveness of ADR.

The report examines the market opportunity for ADR technologies and services with a particular focus on the OpenADR specification. It offers ADR regional market size and forcasts through 2018, competitive overview with key vendors profiles and capabilities, and identifies market opportunities.

An Executive Summary of this analysis and a free sample of the full report are available at

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