Summary

The Internet of Things is leading to the transformation of the way a country can organise and reshape itself and its sectors and verticals, within the global context. The primary areas today are in the organisation of industry and production, of energy use through utilities, of cities and city life becoming smarter and of transport infrastructure and modalities.

In the early stages of this transition, across and between verticals, there is a primordial role to be played by the enabling environment which can only be established through the instruments of regulation and legislation. With such facilitation by government, it becomes possible for all stakeholders to act – from government agencies, research bodies, the private sector and civil bodies, often in public-private partnership.

This study examines in depth the recent past, the animated present and the ambitious future of national IoT plans in utilities. In addition to detailed reviews of national regulation and facilitation, it pays due attention to the innovative actions of research and the private sector. The countries covered by this study are Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the USA.

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1. Key findings
1.2. Geographical analysis in summary

2. Methodology
1. Market analysis
1.1. Market description
1.1.1. Smart metering
1.1.2. Smart grid
1.2. EU policies and funding in smart grids
1.3. Infrastructure deployment

2. Drivers & barriers
2.1. Drivers
2.1.1. Regulation as driver
2.1.2. The ever-increasing energy demand and the digital age
2.1.3. For a cleaner, greener environment
2.1.4. Consumers to save on their energy bills
2.1.5. Standards and interoperability needed for a mass deployment
2.1.6. Future-proofing to support a long-term objective
2.2. Barriers
2.2.1. Reservations remain over consumer acceptance
2.2.2. …and are hemmed in by business model issue

3. National plans
3.1. Summary
3.2. National plans
3.2.1. Brazil
3.2.2. China
3.2.3. France
3.2.4. Germany
3.2.5. India
3.2.6. Italy
3.2.7. Norway
3.2.8. Russia
3.2.9. South Korea
3.2.10. Spain
3.2.11. Turkey
3.2.12. UK
3.2.13. USA

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

Tables
Table 1: Overview of main national initiatives by country
Table 2: Summary of Brazilian national initiatives for smart energy
Table 3: China’s 2020 low-carbon targets in the national energy mix, by NEA
Table 4: Summary of Chinese national initiatives for smart energy
Table 5: Gazpar meter deployment schedule
Table 6: French smart grid projects
Table 7: Summary of French national initiatives for smart energy
Table 8: Summary of German national initiatives for smart energy
Table 9: Smart grid funding for the periods 2014-2017 and 2017-2021
Table 10: Parties involved in smart grid development in India
Table 11: Summary of Indian national initiatives for smart energy
Table 12: Summary of Italian national initiatives for smart energy
Table 13: Summary of Norwegian national initiatives for smart energy
Table 14: EnergyNET NTI projects
Table 15: EnergyNET roadmap
Table 16: Key industrial players involved in the EnergyNET program
Table 17: Summary of Russian national initiatives for smart energy
Table 18: Summary of South Korean national plan for smart energy
Table 19: Summary of Spanish national initiatives for smart energy
Table 20: Summary of Turkish national initiatives for smart energy
Table 21: Summary of British national initiatives for smart energy
Table 22: US smart grid projects parties involved
Table 23: Summary of US national initiatives for smart energy

Figures
Figure 1: Main positionings of countries in utilities sector
Figure 2: How a smart grid works
Figure 3: Smart grid projects moving from R&D to demonstration phases
Figure 4: Investment in projects across Europe, normalised by the electricity consumption of each country
Figure 5: Global energy consumption, 2006 to 2030
Figure 6: IoT Action Plan priorities in Brazil
Figure 7: Layers of opportunities within and beyond the energy industry
Figure 8: Main tasks of China’s Internet Plus Smart Energy Action Plan
Figure 9: Major players of the China Internet Plus Smart Energy Plan
Figure 11: Rollout prospect planning and progress of Linky smart meters
Figure 12: Smart metering structure for Enedis smart electricity metering solution with Linky
Figure 13: Incentive regulation applied to Enedis
Figure 14: Ondeo systems metering infrastructure
Figure 15: Digitalising electricity in Germany
Figure 16: Share of smart meters out of total number of meters installed in Germany
Figure 17: The Siemens smart-grid platform EnergyIP
Figure 18: National Smart Grid Mission by the Indian Ministry of Power
Figure 19: Geography of Indian Smart Grid pilot projects
Figure 20: Second-generation meters from Enel CERVANTES Solutions
Figure 21: Next generation of ‘open’ meters by Enel’s e-distribuzione unit
Figure 22: Enel’s Distribuzione roadmap
Figure 23: Electricity production (left) and distribution (right) market shares in Italy in 2015
Figure 24: Gas production (left) and distribution (right) market shares in Italy in 2015
Figure 25: Enel smart grid system architecture (PLC based)
Figure 26: Kamstrup smart meter
Figure 27: Kamstrup smart meter optional communication module
Figure 28: Demo for Norway smart grids
Figure 29: Russian electric power generation market players
Figure 30: EnergyNET project structure
Figure 31: JEJU Smart Grid Test Bed scheme
Figure 32: Key markets for the year 2020 of the Korean Master Plan for IoT
Figure 33: Smart grid initiative roadmap in South Korea
Figure 34: Energy loss by region
Figure 35: Smart meter and its operating logic
Figure 36: The 21 electricity distribution regions in Turkey
Figure 37: EBSII companies involved in the smart meter rollout in Turkey
Figure 38: SPG companies involved in the smart meter rollout in Turkey
Figure 39: RPG companies involved in the smart meter rollout in Turkey
Figure 40: Landis+Gyr initial product offering
Figure 41: Communication status in a distribution network with smart meter
Figure 42: RPG companies involved in the smart meter rollout in Turkey
Figure 43: Smart metering structure for gas and electricity in the United Kingdom
Figure 44: Quarterly domestic installation activity for large energy suppliers
Figure 45: Domestic meters operated by large energy suppliers as at 31 March 2018
Figure 46: Number of smart and advanced meters installed in smaller non-domestic sites
Figure 47: Savings from deployment of smart grid
Figure 48: US electric power interconnections
Figure 49: Smart meter deployment, by US state, in 2016, % of households
Figure 50: Leading US electric utilities by number of smart meters installed, September 2016

Geographic area

Latin America
  • Brazil
Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
North America
  • United States

Other details

  • Reference: M18340MR2A
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: electricity, iot, IoT verticals, smart grid, smart metering, utilities

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