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REPORT # Nano-202 PUBLISHED July 20, 2010
New Business Opportunities in Asian Smart Grids
CATEGORIES :
  • Smart Technology
  • SUMMARY

    The development and expenditures on Smart Grid-related projects in Asia are already impressive.  Nonetheless, even after massive power sector reforms, China, India and other Asian nations still face shortages in electric power.   According to the US Energy Information Administration, the world’s electricity generation is projected to increase by 77 percent from 2006 to 2030.  But the Asian countries will increase generation by 200% over that period.  So the need for grid improvements is increasing.

     
    China has embarked on a 10-year project to build a "Smart Grid" that will catapult its power transmission into the digital age, securing electricity supplies and boosting energy conservation.  The Government of India has devised a scheme which is called the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme to address the strengthening & upgrading of the Indian transmission and distribution network.  The program calls for an investment of US $ 10 billion over a five year span.  The Japanese trade ministry has estimated the shift to renewable power will require a grid upgrade at a cost of between US$ 51 Billion and US$74 Billion by 2030.  Korea aims to create a nationwide Smart Grid by 2030 for an electricity market worth US$ 60 Billion.
     
    Within Asia, the demand for Smart Grid capability is quite diverse in nature ranging from reflecting the sophisticated nature of electricity demand in developed nations such as Japan and South Korea, to the need for first deployment of grids and massive grid upgrades in the developing economies of India and China.  Yet, there is also general consensus that existing electricity grids in Asia are not sufficient in terms of capacity, efficiency, reliability, security, and environmental impact to supply the electrical power needs of modern societies. 
     
    Further, because of growing environmental concerns, Asian grids needs to become far more flexible than they are today, accommodating distributed power generation from renewable sources and use several energy-efficiency techniques.
     
    With all this in mind, NanoMarkets/Smart Grid Analysis believes that Asia, offers huge potential for suppliers of Smart Grids technology, systems and software.   As a result, we are publishing this report which identifies and quantifies the business opportunities that are appearing as a result of the deployment of Smart Grids in Japan, Korea, India, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  
     
    For all of the countries covered, this report (1) analyzes the key drivers for Smart Grids such as environmental concerns, enhanced grid reliability and security, need to integrate renewable energy, need to upgrade existing facilities to meet demographic changes, etc. and (2) discusses the likely timetable for Smart Grid deployment.  It also talks about major projects and trials in each Asian nation.  On the supply side, the products and strategies of leading transmission and distribution, metering, storage, communications and software firms in Asian Smart Grid markets are discussed and analyzed.  
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Executive Summary 

    E.1 Opportunities for suppliers of transmission and distribution equipment
    E.2 Opportunities for novel energy storage technology 
    E.3 Opportunities for communications equipment companies 
    E.4 Opportunities in metering and customer premises equipment
    E.5 Companies to watch in the Asian Smart Grid business
    E.5.1 Opportunities for new entrants
    E.6 Summary of eight-year forecasts
     

    Chapter One: Introduction 

    1.1 Background to this report
    1.2 Objectives and scope of this report
    1.3 Methodology of report
    1.4 Profile of report 
     

    Chapter Two: The Asian Smart Grid Market Environment 

    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Major driving factors for Smart Grids in Asia
    2.2.1 Need for upgrading existing grids in Asia
    2.2.2 Need for integrating renewable energy in Asia
    2.2.3 Smart metering and time-of-day pricing in Asia
    2.2.4 Impact on Asian Smart Grid deployment of climate change concerns
    2.2.5 Impact on Asian Smart Grid deployment of national and regional security issues
    2.2.6 Other driving factors for Asian Smart Grids
    2.3 Factors slowing down Smart Grid deployments in Asia
    2.4 Impact of the worldwide recession on Smart Grid Deployment in Asia
    2.5 Important Smart Grid policy trends in Asia
    2.6 Major Asian Smart Grid R&D Programs 
    2.6.1 Focus of current research programmes
    2.6.2 Other international research programmes in Asia
     

    Chapter Three: Smart Grid Projects and Market Activity in Asia 

    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 China
    3.2.1 Major projects and market drivers
    3.2.2 Key market opportunities
    3.3 India
    3.3.1 Major projects and market drivers
    3.3.2 Key market opportunities
    3.4 Korea 
    3.4.1 Major projects and market drivers
    3.4.2 Key market opportunities
    3.5 Singapore 
    3.5.1 Major projects and market drivers
    3.5.2 Key market opportunities
    3.9 Other Asian countries
    3.9.1 Major projects and market drivers
    3.9.2 Key market opportunities
     

    Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts of Asian Smart Grid Markets 

    4.1 Forecasting methodology
    4.2 Alternative scenarios
    4.3 Forecast of transmission and distribution equipment for Asian Smart Grids by type and country
    4.4 Forecast of energy storage systems for Asian Smart Grids by type and country
    4.5 Forecast of communications equipment for Asian Smart Grids by type and country
    4.6 Forecast of metering and customer premises equipment for Asian Smart Grids by type and country

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