Recent Study: Smart Grid Landscape in the US to 2015

New Energy market report from GlobalData: "Smart Grid Landscape in the US - Market Size, Key Competitors, Regulations and Investment Analysis to 2015"
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April 5, 2011 - PRLog -- Smart Grid Landscape in the US - Market Size, Key Competitors, Regulations and Investment Analysis to 2015


The legacy power grid in the US is touted as the largest man-made machine and is valued around $1 trillion. It encompasses 300,000 miles of high voltage transmission lines and 5.5 million miles of distribution lines. The US power grid consists of more than 9,200 electric generating units with generation capacity in excess of 1 million megawatts. The power infrastructure has, of late, turned into an inefficient system that incurs regular transmission and distribution losses. The resulting power outages are estimated to cost the US industry $100 billion annually. The solution to this nagging problem is upgrading the legacy grid to a smart grid. The prospect provided by the smart grid to the US economy has prompted the US government to come up with significant financial provisions in its landmark American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Similar market boosting legislations are expected in the coming years as the US government tries to speed up the smart grid implementation process


* Market size and forecasts of meter data management, smart meters, home area network, vehicle-to-grid (V2G), and synchrophasors
* Investment and Policy analysis for key players in the market for the US smart grid
* Analysis of key players in the US market for smart grid
* Trend and Outlook analysis for smart grid developments in the US
* Data sourced from GlobalData databases, secondary research and primary interviews with key participants across the value chain.

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Partial Table of Contents:

1 Table of contents
1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures
2 Introduction
2.1 Overview
2.2 Report Guidelines
3 Investment Scenario Analysis of US Smart Grid and Enabling Technologies
3.1 Overview of Smart Grid Investments in the US
3.1.1 Analysis of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) for Smart Grid
3.1.2 Analysis of Federal Smart Grid Investments by Technology
3.1.3 By Different Categories of Technology
3.1.4 Equipment Manufacturing
3.1.5 Analysis of Federal Smart Grid Investments by States
3.2 Key Investment Trends in 2010
3.2.1 M&A activities triggered to expand the product offerings
3.2.2 Private Equity/Venture Capital continues to be a key financing activity for startups in the smart grid area
3.2.3 Lack of enthusiasm for partnerships and alliances
3.3 US Smart Grid Investment Scenario Forecast to 2015
4 Policy Framework for Smart Grid Implementation
4.1 Energy Policy Act of 2005
4.1.1 Fuel Efficiency
4.1.2 Alternate Fuels (Ethanol)
4.1.3 Renewable Portfolio Standard
4.1.4 Climate Change
4.1.5 Energy Efficient Appliance Standards
4.1.6 Hydroelectricity
4.1.7 Renewable and Distributed Power Generation
4.2 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
4.2.1 Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
4.2.2 Appliance and Lighting Efficiency Standards
4.2.3 Energy Security through Increased Alternative Fuel Production
4.3 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
4.4 Analysis of Policies and Recent Developments
4.4.1 Analysis of Policies of Key States
5 Analysis of the US Smart Grid Industry
5.1 Present State of the US Power Industry and Energy Infrastructure
5.2 Effect of Smart Grid Implementation on Power Utilities
5.3 Key Drivers for the Implementation of Smart Grid
5.3.1 Overcoming the Inefficiency of Conventional Power Systems
5.3.2 Environmental Concerns
5.3.3 Favorable Government Policies to Attract Investments
5.3.4 Creation of Green Jobs through Smart Grid
5.3.5 The Need to Attain Energy Independence
5.4 Key Barriers to Implementation of Smart Grid
5.4.1 Lack of Smart Grid Standards
5.4.2 IT Security, an Area of Concern
5.4.3 Limitation of Utilities to Upgrade to Smart Grid Technologies
5.4.4 Consumers Wary About the Benefits of Smart Grid
5.5 Key Success Factors for Smart Grid Implementation
5.5.1 Reliable Power Generation
5.5.2 Economical Power Ratings
5.5.3 Increased Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact
5.6 US Smart Grid Standards
5.6.1 IEC TC 57
5.7 Role of Smart Grids in the Strengthening of the Economy
5.8 R&D Trends
5.8.1 Patents
6 Outlook for Smart Grid
6.1 Smart Grid to Become the Norm
6.2 Emergence of Micro-Grids
6.3 Smart Grid Technologies to Witness Robust Growth
6.4 Emergence of Better Storage Solutions
6.5 Interoperability to Remain in the Spot Light
6.6 Significant Change/Improvement in Electric Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles
7 Analysis of Smart Grid Enabling Technologies and Systems
7.1 Smart Grid Technologies
7.1.1 Distributed Resource Systems
7.1.2 Power Grid Management
7.1.3 Demand Response
7.1.4 Demand-side Power Management
7.2 Applications for Smart Grid Technologies
7.2.1 Integrated Communications

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