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Smart Grid Transmission Markets - 2010

Chinese Version Report Link       Finished:2010-05-20      Product ID:E1779


Smart Grid Transmission IOT


Grid transmission systems have adopted new technologies more readily than in systems in the distribution segment of the grid. Nonetheless, We/Smart Grid Analysis believes that as Smart Grids are deployed worldwide, changes are coming to the transmission sector that will create new opportunities, not just for systems firms, but also for firms that manufacture electronic components, develop IT systems and carry out systems integration at every level.

In many countries, power companies are looking to deploy increased capacity to support larger and wealthier populations and avoid the growing number of power outages that have occurred in major cities over the past decade or so. There is also a need for high capacity grid overlays or interconnects to support long-distance transmission of energy from remote renewable energy generating stations in order to make better, more efficient use of solar and wind power. And connecting buyers and sellers across very large geographic regions is yet another way that deploying Smart Grid transmission. Smart Grid also entails more intelligent transmission systems intended to enhance reliability and security and to create grids that are better able to cope in an era of distributed generation architectures.

This report identifies where the Smart Grid transmission opportunities will be found and what they will be worth over the next eight years. It covers all the latest developments in transmission systems such as FACTS and high-voltage AC and DC transmission systems and shows how the latest technology developments in power electronics and superconductivity are enabling such systems. The report also predicts the deployment of such systems in the grid network and shows how they are expected to change in design and functionality over the next decade. In addition, the report also looks at how transformers and monitoring components in the transmission sector will have to change to meet the needs of the Smart Grid.

This is a worldwide study of Smart Grid transmission systems, technology and markets and covers developments in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Korea and the rest of Asia. It looks at the business case for new types of transmission systems and how these will be sold into today' s conservative customer base. The report also provides an eight-year market forecast for all the main equipment categories, broken out by product type and technology and the markets into which they are sold.

We believe that this report will be essential reading to suppliers of equipment, utilities and investors looking to get a realistic appraisal of where money is being made and will be made in Smart Grid transmission infrastructure markets.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
E.1 Why Does the Smart Grid Mean New Opportunities in the Transmission Sector?
E.1.1 Sources of Revenue for Transmission Equipment/Component Firms in the Smart Grid
E.2 Major Opportunities in the Smart Grid Transmission Sector
E.3 Key Firms to Watch
E.3.1 ABB
E.3.2 Areva/Alsthom
E.3.3 Bharat Heavy Electricals
E.3.4 General Electric
E.3.5 Mitsubishi Electric
E.3.6 Siemens
E.3.7 Toshiba
E.3.8 Other Firms
E.4 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of Smart Grid Transmission Markets
E.4.1 Major Forecasting Assumptions
Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 Smart Transmission, IT and Automation
1.1.2 Why "Old Grids" Were Not Business Opportunities
1.1.3 All Bad Things Come to an End: There' s Money in Smart Grid Transmission
1.1.4 Challenges for Smart Grid Transmission Makers: Now and in the Future
1.2 Scope and Objective of this Report
1.3 Methodology and Information Sources for this Report
1.4 Plan of this Report
Chapter Two: Drivers and Challenges for Installing New Smart Transmission Infrastructure
2.1 Drivers for Transmission Modernization: Reality and Hype
2.1.1 Reversing the Decline of the Grid
2.1.2 Environmental Policy, Mandates and Renewable Integration
2.1.3 Privatization, Deregulation and Transmission for Market-Based Transactions
2.2 Impact on Transmission Functionality
2.2.1 Congestion and Capacity
2.2.2 Reliability and Security
2.2.3 Transmission and the Distributed Grid: Integration of Wind and Solar Generation
2.3 Technology Challenges/Enabling Technologies for Smart Grid Transmission
2.3.1 High Capacity Transmission: the Need for Novel Conductors and High-Voltage Power Electronics
2.3.2 Smarter Transmission: Transmission, Automation and IT
2.4 Customer Responses and Market Inertia: Conservative Customer Base for Transmission Gear
2.5 The Future of Smart Transmission Deployment: International Comparisons
2.5.1 North America
2.5.2 Europe
2.5.3 China
2.5.4 Japan
2.5.5 Korea
2.5.6 India
2.5.7 Latin America
2.6 Key Points from this Chapter
Chapter Three: Smart Grid Transmission Systems: Today' s Products and Future Opportunities
3.1 Introduction: Smart Grid Products and Systems Overview
3.1.1 What are Smart Grid Transmission Products and Systems?
3.1.2 Suppliers of Smart Grid Transmission Products and Systems
3.2 Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS)
3.2.1 FACTS Systems and Power Electronics
3.2.2 FACTS Products and Technologies
3.2.3 Applications and Benefits of FACTS in Smart Grids
3.3 High-voltage AC Transmission (HVAC)
3.3.1 Evolution of the AC Grid: EHVAC and UHVAC
3.3.2 Technology, Costs and Limitations of HVAC
3.4 High-Voltage DC Transmission Systems (HVDC)
3.4.1 The Joys of HVDC
3.4.2 HVDC Technology
3.4.3 Evolution and Applications of HVDC Technology
3.5 Novel Conductor Technology: Why do We Need it?
3.5.1 Composite Cabling
3.5.2 Superconductors
3.5.3 Beyond Superconductors: A Note on Nanotubes
3.5.4 A Note on FCLs and Terminology
3.6 Transformers for the Smart Grid: Is there Such a Thing as a Smart Grid Transformer?
3.6.1 What is a Smart Grid Transformer?
3.7 Equipment Automation and Remote Control
3.7.1 Role of Sensors: Current Opportunities and Future Evolution in the Transmission Network
3.7.2 Smart-Sensor Networks and Opportunities to Improve Efficiency and Reliability
3.7.3 Key Trends in Remote Equipment Inspection and Communication
3.8 A Note on Insulators
3.8.1 SF6 Replacement
3.9 Key Points from this Chapter
Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts of Smart Grid Transmission Equipment Markets
4.1 Forecasting Methodology and Data Sources
4.1.1 Project Funding Assumptions are Critical to Forecasting
4.1.2 Data Sources for the Forecasts
4.1.3 Products and Systems Forecast
4.2 Eight-Year Worldwide FACTS Forecast by Region and Systems Type
4.2.1 Evolution of FACTS Systems
4.2.2 Capacities of FACTS Systems
4.2.3 Estimation and Projections for the FACTS Installed Base
4.2.4 HVAC Systems
4.3 Eight-Year Worldwide Forecast of DC Smart Grid Transmission Systems by Region and Systems Type
4.4 Eight-Year Worldwide Forecasts for Superconducting and Composite Cable and Related Products by Region and Systems Type
4.4.1 Composite Cabling
4.4.2 Superconductive Cabling
4.4.3 Superconducting FCLs
4.4.4 Eight-Year Market Forecast of Advanced Conductors and FCLs
4.5 Eight-Year Worldwide Forecasts of Smart Grid Transformers by Region and Systems Type
4.6 Summary of Eight-year Forecasts
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in this Report
About the Author
List of Exhibits
Exhibit E-1: Transmission Equipment and Products for the Smart Grid
Exhibit E-2: Eight-Year Forecasts of Revenues from Smart Grid Transmission Projects ($ Millions)
Exhibit E-3: Eight-Year Forecasts of Revenues from Smart Grid Transmission Technology Products ($ Millions)
Exhibit 2-1: Major Power Blackouts Over Past Decade
Exhibit 2-2: Smart Grid Transmission IT Functions
Exhibit 3-1: Selected Components FACTS Systems
Exhibit 3-2: Selected Applications for FACTS Systems
Exhibit 3-3: Benefits of Selected FACTS Systems
Exhibit 3-4: Selected HVDC Systems Installed or Planned Since 2000
Exhibit 4-1: Estimate of Current FACTS Installed Base
Exhibit 4-2: Worldwide FACTS Installed base by Product Type (Units)
Exhibit 4-3: Worldwide FACTS Shipments by Product Type (Units)
Exhibit 4-4: Worldwide FACTS Shipments by Product Type
Exhibit 4-5: Cost of Common FACTS Systems
Exhibit 4-6: Worldwide FACTS Shipments
Exhibit 4-7: Worldwide FACTS Markets by Region ($ Millions)
Exhibit 4-8: Miles of HVAC Transmission Lines in the U.S.
Exhibit 4-9: Worldwide High-Voltage AC Markets: 500 kV and Above
Exhibit 4-10: Worldwide High-Voltage DC Markets: 500 kV and Above
Exhibit 4-11: HVDC Markets by Region ($ Millions)
Exhibit 4-12: 3M Composite Cabling Shipments in the Past Year
Exhibit 4-13: AMSC Superconductor Projects
Exhibit 4-14: Market for Advanced Conductors and FCLs Used in the Smart Grid
Exhibit 4-15: Specialized Smart Grid Transformer Markets
Exhibit 4-16: Eight-Year Revenues from Smart Grid Transmission Projects ($ Millions)
Exhibit 4-17: Eight-Year Revenues from Smart Grid Transmission Technology Products ($ Millions)

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