Reportlinker Adds Smart Grid Micro Grid Energy T&D and Storage

Jan 12, 2010, 09:55 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Smart Grid Micro Grid Energy T&D and Storage

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This research report about selected Smart Grid components presents an in-depth analysis of the development, applications, products, manufacturers, and trends in the development of transmission and distribution (T&D) system automation, energy storage, and microgrids in the United States and around the world. T&D system automation is vital to smart grid development, is badly in need of repair, and has not been designed for the power needs of high technology systems. Battery storage systems can improve power quality and reliability and improve the effectiveness of intermittent renewable energy sources but are not yet cost effective in most instances. Microgrids could serve the specific needs of localized electric loads and become proxies for smart grid development but lack a common set of standards that could drive their growth. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of all three of these areas, cost and regulatory concerns that have limited their growth, the potential opportunities for new applications (particularly for integrating intermittent renewable energy sources into the grid), and an assessment of developing technologies that make the grid "smart". Projected growth through 2014 for these areas is provided including discussion of energy demand, environmental impacts, economic conditions, consumer acceptance, stakeholder concerns, and government activities as they affect growth rates. The report also profiles manufacturers and marketers of technologies in these areas and the strategies they have adopted to maximize growth and profitability.

Scope and Methodology

This report includes both primary and secondary research. Secondary research data have been obtained from government sources, trade association publications, business journals, and company literature. Statistical data are included for industry revenue, both globally and for the United States. The market size for (T&D) system automation, energy storage, and microgrid technologies is projected from 2009 to 2014.

Potential applications, buying trends, environmental issues, and energy considerations are also reviewed and analyzed. Market size estimates and forecasts are based on government and secondary sources, and the impact of factors such as government grants and incentives, environmental concerns, fuel and energy prices, economic considerations, and demand for renewable energy sources.

How You Will Benefit from this Report

If your company is involved in renewable energy, electric service, business consulting and integration of electric resources, energy planning, off-grid electric applications, general construction, or simply want to determine the myriad opportunities that exist with development of hydropower you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight about conventional and ocean hydro technologies that are not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of (T&D) system automation, energy storage, and microgrid applications and markets, as well as projected market sizes and trends through 2014.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for (T&D) automation, energy storage, and microgrid products and services.
  • Research and Development Professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives, product applications, and demand for (T&D) automation, energy storage, and microgrid technologies.
  • Advertising Agencies working with clients in energy efficiency, energy service, and energy planning develop compelling messages and images to promote development of (T&D) automation, energy storage, and microgrid projects.
  • Business Development Executives understand the dynamics of developing T&D) automation, energy storage, and microgrid projects, identify potential partnerships, and detect new product applications.
  • Information and Research Center Librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers, and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.

Chapter 1: Executive summary

Scope

Figure 1-1: Smart Grid Components Schematic

Research Methodology

Transmission and Distribution Automation

T&D System Components

T&D Automation Market Size and Growth

Figure 1-2: T&D Automation Market Size and Growth, 2009-2014 (in billion $)

Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs)

T&D Growth Factors

Energy Storage

Energy Storage Applications

Energy Storage Technologies

Battery Storage Market Size and Growth

Figure 1-3: Battery Storage Market Size and Growth, 2009-2014 (in billion $)

Factors Driving Battery Storage Growth

Factors Hindering Battery Storage Growth

Microgrids

Microgrid Benefits and Capabilities

Smart Microgrids

Microgrid Applications

Microgrid Trends

Microgrid Components

Figure 1-4: CERTS Microgrid Schematic

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Figure 1-5: Microgrid Market Size and Growth, 2009-2014 ($ billions)

Microgrid Growth Drivers

Regulatory and Other Constraints on Microgrid Growth

Summary

Chapter 2: Transmission & Distribution Automation

Scope

The Transmission and Distribution System

Figure 2-1: Schematic of the Electric System

The Transmission System

Transmission Reliability

Figure 2-2: Electric Reliability Metrics, United States, 2000-2005

Line Loss

Transmission System Components

The Distribution System

The Need for Smart Technologies at the Distribution Level

Distribution System Components

Market Size and Growth

Monitoring and Control Systems

Figure 2-3: T&D Monitoring and Control System Growth, 2009-2014 (in billion $)

Distribution Automation

Figure 2-4: Distribution Automation Growth, 2009-2014 (in billion $)

Protective Relays

Figure 2-5: Protective Relay Growth, 2009-2014 (in billion $)

Substation Automation

Figure 2-6: Substation Automation, 2009-2014 (in billion $)

Smart Meters

Figure 2-7: Smart Metering Hardware and Software Market Size, 2009-2014 (in billion $)

Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs)

Figure 2-8: Sinusoidal Waveform and Phasor Representation Diagram

Figure 2-9: Phasor Measurement Unit Installations on the North American Grid

Table 2-1: Global Phasor Measurement Applications

Figure 2-10: Phasor Measurement Unit Market Size, 2009-2014 ($ millions)

Market Growth Enhancers and Inhibitors

Market Growth Enhancers

Market Growth Inhibitors

Summary

Chapter 3: Energy Storage

Scope

The Need for Energy Storage

Figure 3-1: Energy Storage Schematic

Energy Storage Applications

Power Improvement

Figure 3-2: Grid Frequency Regulation Example

Table 3-1: Energy Storage for Electric Generation Applications

Infrastructure Cost Reduction

Table 3-2: Energy Storage for Transmission and Distribution Applications

Energy Cost Reduction

Other Energy Storage Applications

Table 3-3: Energy Storage for End User Applications

Energy Storage Technologies

Battery Storage

Lead-Acid Batteries

Figure 3-3: Battery Module Diagram

Flow Batteries

Figure 3-4: Flow Battery Diagram

Advanced batteries

Fuel Cells

Figure 3-5: Phosphoric-Acid Fuel Cell Diagram

Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)

Supercapacitors

Figure 3-6: Supercapacitor Diagram

Flywheels

Figure 3-7: Flywheel Diagram

Table 3-4: Energy Storage Technologies, Advantages and Disadvantages

Pumped Hydro

Figure 3-8: Pumped Storage Hydropower System

Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES)

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

Market Size and Growth

Figure 3-9: Energy Storage Technology Cost Comparison, 2008 ($ per KW)

Table 3-5: Battery Storage Technology Cost Comparison

Figure 3-10: Global Energy Storage Market Growth by Type of System, 2009-2014 ($ billions)

Figure 3-11: Battery Storage Market Growth, 2009-2014 ($ billions)

Growth Enhancers and Inhibitors

Growth Enhancers

Growth Inhibitors

Current Application Examples

Summary

Chapter 4: Microgrids

Scope

Microgrids

Table 4-1: Microgrid Characteristics

Microgrid Definitions

Microgrid Benefits and Capabilities

Distributed Electric (DE) Generation

Autonomous Operations

Technology Innovators

Environmental Benefits

Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005)

Direct Current (DC) Microgrids

Smart Microgrids

Figure 4-1: Two Approaches to Smart Grid Development

Microgrid Development

Smart Grid Killer App

Microgrid Applications

Operational Microgrids

Commercial and Industrial Microgrids

Figure 4-2: Mad River Park Microgrid

Military Microgrids

Community Microgrids

Institutional Microgrids

Off-Grid Microgrids

Figure 4-3: Kythnos Island Microgrid

The CERTS Microgrid Concept

Figure 4-4: CERTS Microgrid Test Bed Facility

Microgrid Market Size and Growth

Microgrid Trends

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Figure 4-5: Comparison of CHP and Conventional Generating Systems

Figure 4-6: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Market Size and Growth, 2009-2014 ($ billions)

Figure 4-7: Microgrid Market Size and Growth, 2009-2014 ($ billions)

Factors Enhancing and Inhibiting Market Growth

Growth Drivers

Regulatory Constraints

Other Growth Inhibitors

Microgrid Benefits

Summary

Chapter 5: Competitive Profiles

Scope

ABB Ltd (The ABB Group)

Overview

Mergers and Acquisitions

Company Performance

Table 5-1: ABB Group Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-2: ABB Product Portfolio

Significant Developments

Beacon Power Corporation

Overview

Performance

Table 5-3: Beacon Power Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-4: Beacon Power Product Portfolio

Significant Events

CURRENT Group, LLC

Overview

Mergers and Acquisitions

Company Performance

Table 5-5: CURRENT Group Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-6: CURRENT Group Product Portfolio

Significant Developments

East Penn Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Overview

Performance

Table 5-7: East Penn Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-8: East Penn Product Portfolio

Sales Distribution

Significant Events

ERLPhase Power Technologies Ltd

Overview

Performance

Table 5-9: ERLPhase Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-10: ERLPhase Product Portfolio

Sales Distribution

Significant Events

General Electric Co

Overview

Mergers and Acquisitions

Company Performance

Table 5-11: GE Energy / GE Consumer & Industrial Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-12: GE Energy Product Portfolio

Significant Developments

NexTek Power Systems, Inc

Overview

Mergers and Acquisitions

Performance

Table 5-13: NexTek Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-14: NexTek Product Portfolio

Sales Distribution

Significant Events

Premium Power Corporation

Overview

Performance

Table 5-15: Premium Power Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-16: Premium Power Product Portfolio

Significant Events

Qualitrol Company LLC

Overview

Mergers and Acquisitions

Performance

Table 5-17: Qualitrol Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-18: Qualitrol Product Portfolio

Sales Distribution

Tecogen, Inc

Overview

Subsidiaries and Partnerships

Performance

Table 5-19: Tecogen Company Information

Product Portfolio

Table 5-20: Tecogen Product Portfolio

Sales Distribution

Significant Developments

To order this report:

Electric power energy Industry: Smart Grid Micro Grid Energy T&D and Storage

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