NRG Expert Electricity T&D Infrastructure and Technologies Ed 1 2011
Prod. Code: NRGTD01
NRG Experts have spent months investigating the Transmission and Distribution market to prepare this report, which offers the most comprehensive information on the global electricity infrastructure. This is a unique in-depth study of electrical power distribution, electrical transmission and smart grid technology. The demand for electrical energy has consistently been increasing.
Today, the focus has moved from increasing power lines, to focusing on installing new grid technology. The aim is to increase the efficiency of the power systems and transmit electricity more efficiently. To meet world energy consumption targets, there is a requirement to use more alternative renewable energy, and find new sources of energy such as solar electric. This extensive report lists country by country data and more.
Key reasons to purchase this research
- Gain a clear global understanding of the electrical energy market.
- Understand the trends, developments and opportunities.
- Prepare market size evaluations and electrical energy forecasts
- Manipulate the in-depth data to meet your requirements
What’s in this report?
This comprehensive report provides:
- Detailed country-by-country data on the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) sector
- Regional electrical power overviews
- Information on Grid technologies and Interconnections
- Analysis on the Smart Grid, including an overview of the strategies, security, investment, cost and development challenges
- A general overview of the T&D electrical energy industry
Background to this Research
T&D networks are continuously evolving to cope with ever rising demand. In the past, companies focused on adding more power lines, transformers and ancillary equipment,
whereas today new grid technologies can make the systems more efficient.
- Smart grids have gained a lot of column inches in the two years. They have been put forward as a solution for many of the problems within the current electrical grid system. Such as the smart grid’s high carbon footprint or inability to integrate a high percentage of intermittent renewable energy capacity from wind power and solar power to rooftop solar PV plants and small scale wind turbines.
- To date, smart grid deployment has focused on smart meters and associated communications network in most countries, with the notable exception of China. Here the government is focusing more on installing new long-distance cabling and reducing transmission and distribution losses.
- The development of the smart grid in different markets is dependent upon the smart grid drivers. For example, in the US, reducing energy consumption and peak demand are key drivers, therefore the market has focused on the large scale deployment of smart meters. Along with national security, so the US is currently investing heavily in cyber security.
- Significant barriers to the development of the smart grid include a lack of standardization, limited incentives for utilities, limited storage capacity and a lack of financing.
- The biggest barrier to the development of the smart grid is public perception, as the cost of smart meter deployment has been passed onto the consumer. Many smart meters have been deployed without displays showing electricity consumption and the cost of that consumption.
- To make this data more accessible, Google and Microsoft have launched free online tools to that display consumption and cost information online.
Prod. Code: NRGTD01