Market Research Report
Communications Technologies for DER Integration - Distributed Generation, EVs, Demand Response and Distributed Energy Storage: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
|Published by||Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)||Product code||332051|
|Published||Content info||58 Pages; 45 Tables, Charts & Figures
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|Communications Technologies for DER Integration - Distributed Generation, EVs, Demand Response and Distributed Energy Storage: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts|
|Published: January 17, 2018||Content info: 58 Pages; 45 Tables, Charts & Figures||
The global energy business faces unprecedented challenges-and opportunities-as distributed energy resources (DER) proliferate. This emerging paradigm shift in power generation and grid operations has also brought about the threat of grid instability and complicated grid management processes for utilities. To date, utility efforts have been largely reactive, focused on issues caused by renewables intermittency, shifting loads, capacity constraints, and bidirectional power flows. In order to adequately mitigate these effects and enable DER integration, pervasive visibility into the network is needed. Meanwhile, third-party DER owners must also pursue communications capabilities to optimize system performance and deliver the maximum benefits to end customers.
Utilities and third-party DER owners have ramped up investments in asset connectivity and networking for improved operating economics, energy efficiency, and grid reliability. Control and communications at the DER level will enable the development of markets for aggregated clean resources and services, service-oriented business models, and integrated grid management strategies. While compensation schemes will need to be developed to coordinate utility data access and control, demand for visibility at the DER level is expected to supersede most regulatory or cost considerations. According to Navigant Research, North America is expected to lead in terms of communications hardware and services revenue for DER integration until 2020, after which point Asia Pacific becomes the top market through 2026.
This Navigant Research report analyzes the global marketplace for DER communications hardware and services. The study examines the key market issues related to growth in DER communications capabilities, including drivers, challenges, and emerging trends. Global market forecasts, broken out by segment, category, technology, and region, extend through 2026. Analyses of communications technologies include: cellular, fiber, low power wide area networks (LPWA), point-to-multipoint (P2MP), radio frequency (RF) mesh, power line communications (PLC), and Wi-Fi. The report also examines the key applications related to DER communications, as well as the competitive landscape.