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Total Portfolio: Smart Grid Technologies

Date: 19 August 2011

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23 pages

Executive Summary

This Total Portfolio analysis clarifies the sustainability benefits, business value and maturity of 23 smart grid technologies. The sustainability rating tool provides a fact-based assessment of each technology’s sustainability benefits, maturity, investment case and future prospects. Executives and managers responsible for smart grid deployment strategies should use this structured assessment to prioritize spending decisions and shortlist service providers. The Total Portfolio analysis also helps product and portfolio managers in smart grid technology firms understand the total smart grid ecosystem. The analysis pinpoints successful smart grid technologies that deliver high business value with genuine sustainability benefits.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCING TOTAL PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS
Key Questions Answered By Total Portfolio Analysis
Total Portfolio Analysis Aligns Investments With Sustainability

TOTAL PORTFOLIO FOR SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES
Defining The Market For Smart Grid Technologies

METHODOLOGY OVERVIEW
Six Market Phases Segment Solution Maturity
Three Solution Life Cycles Differentiate Business Value
Solution Adoption And Success Influence Positioning
Sustainability Ratings Cut Through The Greenwash
Investment Decisions: How To Use Total Portfolio Analysis
Portfolio Management: How To Use Total Portfolio Analysis

PHASE 1. INNOVATION
No Technology Identified

PHASE 2. DEVELOPMENT
2.1 Gen 3 Smart Meter
2.2 Wireless EV Charging

PHASE 3. LAUNCH
3.1 DC Fast EV Charging Technology
3.2 Level 2 EV Charging
3.3 Level 1 EV Charging
3.4 Gen 2 Smart Meter
3.5 Long-Range Wireless Network Communications
3.6 Home Energy Management Systems
3.7 Automated Demand Response
3.8 Second Generation Smart Grid Native Distribution Equipment
3.9 Advanced Distribution Automation Systems
3.10 Advanced Substation Automation Systems
3.11 Networked Sensors
3.12 Short-Range Wireless Network Communications
3.13 Smart Grid Security

PHASE 4. GROWTH
4.1 Generation 1 Smart Meter
4.2 First Generation Distribution Equipment (Smart Grid Enabled)
4.3 (Non-Networked) Sensors
4.4 Manual Demand Response

PHASE 5. MATURITY
5.1 Legacy Distribution Automation Systems
5.2 Legacy Substation Automation Systems
5.3 First Generation Distribution Equipment
5.4 Wired Network Communications

PHASE 6. RECYCLING
No Technology Identified

Figure 1. Total Portfolio: Smart Grid Technologies