Global Smart Grid Emerging Markets Outlook 2016-2026


Dublin, Jan. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2016" report to their offering.

Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2016 is the fifth edition of its annual emerging markets smart grid overview. This study looks ahead over the next decade to project where smart grid investment will occur in developing countries. To-date, most smart grid investment has been concentrated in developed countries. This mainly includes countries in North America, Western Europe, and East Asia. These markets represent nearly 83% of the current installed base of smart meters and many of the pioneering distribution automation, analytics, home energy management, and other smart grid initiatives.

But many countries in the rest of the developing world are positioning themselves to quickly catch up. The 50 countries in this study have all begun to explore smart grid deployments, and in many cases have advanced regulatory frameworks and extensive pilot projects in place. With GDP growth rates more than double those in the developed world (4.8% per year from 2015 - 2019), these 50 countries will have the funds available to undertake significant grid modernizations.

Emerging market countries can reap immediate benefits from smart grid infrastructure investment. Many of these countries suffer from rampant non-technical losses - mostly due to electricity theft - that cost in aggregate $63.1 billion dollars each year in lost or unbilled revenue.

Furthermore, all of the countries in this study face high rates of electricity demand growth, straining existing infrastructure, and worsening already unreliable electric grids.

The findings from this study show that 40% of the countries are already ready for significant investment in smart grid infrastructure. This means that they not only have welldeveloped regulatory frameworks, but also have the underlying market conditions (through high T&D loss rates, high electricity prices, and enough high-income residents) to justify smart meter deployments. Other smart grid initiatives will follow smart metering, with distribution automation the second largest overall segment ($49bn from 2016 to 2026). In addition to regulatory frameworks and T&D loss rates, further key criteria for assessing smart grid potential include existing industry structures, current electricity prices (and whether or not they are subsidized), financing mechanisms, the potential for operational benefits, and other efficiencies. Of the 50 countries, almost all of the Central & Eastern European (CEE) countries studied meet these criteria, while some countries in Latin America, Middle East & North Africa, and Southeast Asia do as well. Meanwhile, the other countries in this study show the potential to progress quickly over the course of the coming decade.

Key questions answered in this study:

- What are the key themes for the global smart grid market in 2016?
- What smart grid activity took place in emerging markets in 2015 and what is expected for 2016?
- What is the forecast market for AMI, distribution automation, wide area measurement, home energy management, and IT in each emerging market region?
- How do emerging markets compare to developed countries in forecast deployments?
- Which countries were most active in developing smart grid-related policies and which countries took a step back?
- Who were the leading international vendors in emerging markets in 2015? What is their market share in emerging markets? Who are the most important local vendors?
- Which emerging markets countries have the most developed smart grid regulatory frameworks?
- Which of these 50 countries have the potential to reap the most direct benefits from smart meter deployments?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Global overview
2.1 Smart meter potential in emerging markets
2.2 Developments in 2015
2.3 Business case drivers
2.4 Regulatory drivers

3. Emerging markets smart grid market forecast

4. Vendor activity
4.1 Leading meter hardware vendors
4.2 Leading communications-only vendors
4.3 Local and other metering vendors
4.4 Leading distribution automation vendors

5. Regional and country summaries


7. Central & Eastern Europe

8. Eurasia

9. Latin America

10. Middle East & North Africa

11. Southeast Asia

12. Sub-Saharan Africa

13. Appendix

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