northeast group, llc

about us

smart infrastructure market intelligence...

northeast group, llc is a research and consulting firm based in Washington, DC with expertise in the smart infrastructure and smart grid sectors. We analyze and forecast how smart infrastructure will be deployed at utilities and in smart cities. This is sometimes referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) or machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. We publish market research studies, datasets and offer custom research services.

Some of our clients include:

For more information on some of our market research and consulting engagements see the research and consulting sections of this website. Our research products are focused on smart infrastructure, smart grid and smart city opportunities globally. Consulting and custom research has completed a number of engagements with utilities, vendors and other clients.

 

client testimonials

"Northeast Group's market research covers a broad spectrum of topics at a level of detail, accuracy and thoroughness that I do not receive from other research firms, even those with more well-known names. Where others' work may be prone to being too high level or not comprehensive enough for our use, Northeast Group's research is of the highest quality."

- John D. McDonald, Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development, GE Digital Energy

"Northeast Group's Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook study provided Kamstrup with a detailed view of countries not covered by other research providers. Not only was it very high quality but it provided an in-depth analysis where others have provided only a high level view. The study really helped us a lot."

- Bo Jakobsen, Business Development Manager, Kamstrup

"Northeast Group's Middle East & North Africa Smart Grid: Market Forecast study was a very valuable resource for us. We learned a lot from the analysis and recommend that anyone who is interested in the MENA smart grid market should purchase it."

- Saifi Ismail, Business Development Director, Netcomm Wireless

"United States Smart Infrastructure: LED and Smart Street Lighting was a very good report that Bridgelux found extremely useful for our market research purposes. The analysis and graphical depictions of this analysis were particularly insightful for us."

- Manager, Corporate Strategy & Development, Bridgelux

"Northeast Group's Brazil Smart Grid report provided a very comprehensive but also focused, relevant, and timely analysis of Brazil's emerging smart grid industry. It helped us to quickly size the market, identify the key players, and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist."

- Director Business Management - Brazil, Jabil Inc.

"The research methodology and analysis provided by Northeast Group in the South America Smart Grid Market Forecast report gave us valuable insights into a rapidly developing region...Northeast Group produces quite useful reports, which are based on primary research incorporated with business acumen and industry knowledge."

- Bobbi Harris, Senior Manager - Strategic Marketing, Sensus

 

 

company news

February 3-5, 2015 - DistribuTech, Northeast Group was at the conference in San Diego, California

October 24, 2014 - AFK Insider quotes Northeast Group - "Emerging opportunities from fixing Africa's power infrastructure"

July 27, 2014 - Christian Science Monitor quotes Northeast Group - "Gas price equivalent for electricity? 75 cents."

May 12, 2014 - Metering.com quotes Northeast Group - "Electricity meters: African market to grow 234pc by 2024"

October 16, 2013 - Financial Times' XportReporter quotes Northeast Group - "China's nascent smart water industry presents opportunities for a slew of foreign companies"

September 19, 2013 - Forbes quotes Northeast Group - "With Annual Losses Estimated At $14 Billion, It's Time To Get Smarter About Water"

September 16, 2013 - Bloomberg quotes Northeast Group - "Smart-Water Tech May Save Countries $12.3 Billion: Study"

July 23, 2013 - Forbes quotes Northeast Group - "Will Ernest Moniz's eGallon Catch On?"

July 13, 2013 - Los Angeles Times quotes Northeast Group - "Charging Electric Cars At Home: Utility Discounts Compared"

September 11, 2012 - Bloomberg Businessweek article quotes Northeast Group - "Anti-Theft Plan Boosts Eletropaulo Revenue as Rates Fall"

March 8, 2012 - Bloomberg Businessweek article quotes Northeast Group - "Smart Meters Help Brazil Zap Electricity Theft"

 

latest research

June 2015 - US Utility Electric Vehicle Tariffs - Volume V

The 5th edition of the annual benchmark covering the electric vehicle tariffs and rates launched by United States-based utilities (43 pages).

The 2015 benchmark covers 28 electric utilities across 15 states that have launched EV tariffs.

For a table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

May 2015 - Global Smart Grid Vendor Landscape

A study covering more than 500 vendors vying for a piece of the global smart grid market (168 pages + PowerPoint).

With $380bn forecasted to be invested over the next decade, these vendors are both competing and partnering with each other. The study analyzes four key trends currently shaping the market and profiles the leading smart grid vendors by region.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

May 2015 - Oceania Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2015-2025)

A study of the smart grid infrastructure opportunity in Australia and New Zealand over the period 2015-2025 (27 pages).

The Oceania region will invest $6.8bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. The market comprises over 15m electricity meters and there are significant opportunities for distribution automation investment.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

April 2015 - Global LED & Smart Street Lighting Market (2015-2025)

A study covering the global market for LED and smart street lighting over the period 2015-2025 (157 pages + PowerPoint + optional 125-country Excel dataset).

Currently, there are 304m streetlights in the world, growing to 352m by 2025. LED and smart street lighting will cumulatively represent a $63.5bn market opportunity.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

April 2015 - CEE & Turkey Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2015-2025)

A regional study of the smart grid market across Central & Eastern Europe and Turkey over the period 2015-2025 (265 pages + dataset + PowerPoint).

The region will invest $25.2bn over the next 10 years in smart grid infrastructure. Poland, Turkey and Romania will be the three largest markets with other countries also committing to significant investment over the forecast period. The study covers 18 countries.

For a table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

March 2015 - Global Water Metering Market Dataset (2015-2025)

An excel dataset of the water metering market for 125 individual countries over the period 2015-2025 (30,000 data points + 29-slide PowerPoint summary presentation).

Dataset includes market segments of legacy, AMI (2-way communicating), AMR (1-way communicating), commercial and industrial water meters. Both annual demand and installed base figures are included.

For a brochure with further information, please click here.

 

February 2015 - Central America & Caribbean Smart Grid Market

A regional study of the smart grid market across 11 Central American and Caribbean countries over the period 2015-2025 (64 pages + dataset).

The region will invest $3.3bn in smart grid infrastructure over the forecast period. This investment will target T&D losses of 20% across the region as well as high electricity prices averaging 19.8 cents per kWh.

For a table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

January 2015 - India Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2015-2025)

A study of the smart grid market in India over the period 2015-2025 (225 pages + dataset + PowerPoint).

India is projected to spend $21.6bn on smart grid infrastructure by 2025. This investment will target a reduction in electricity theft currently costing the country an astounding $16.2bn per year, more than any other country in the world.

For a table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

December 2014 - Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2015

A study covering 50 emerging market countries with the most potential for smart grid investment over the period 2014-2024 (217 pages + dataset + PowerPoint). These 50 countries currently lose $58.7bn per year due to electricity theft and will cumulatively invest $168bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade to reduce these "non-technical losses."

Regional forecasts include smart metering (AMI), distribution automation, wide area measurement, home energy management and IT. For the table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

November 2014 - Global Electricity Metering Market Dataset

An excel dataset of the electricity metering market for 125 individual countries comprising more than 98% of the global market (48,000 data points + PowerPoint executive summary).

Dataset includes detailed split by segment and forecasts to 2024. Legacy residential metering, AMI (2-way communicating meters), AMR (1-way communicating) and commercial and industrial segments are covered. Both annual demand and installed base figures are provided.

For a brochure with further information, please click here.

 

October 2014 - Southeast Asia Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A regional study of the Southeast Asia smart grid market over the period 2014-2024 (179 pages + dataset + PowerPoint).

The study covers the countries of Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The region will see $13.6bn in cumulative investment over the next decade.

For a table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

September 2014 - Eurasia Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2014-2024)

A regional study of the Eurasia smart grid market over the period 2014-2024 (138 pages + dataset + PowerPoint).

The study covers the five countries of Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in detail. It also summarizes the opportunity in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The region will see $18.3bn in cumulative investment over the next decade.

For a table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

August 2014 - Transmission & Distribution Infrastucture Dataset

An excel dataset of the global electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure market covering the period 2014-2024 (34,000 data points + summary PowerPoint presentation).

Annual investment in T&D infrastructure is currently $148bn and will grow over the forecast period. This includes investment in substations, power lines and associated equipment and smart grid infrastructure (distribution automation). This dataset includes 125 countries representing more than 98% of the global market.

For a brochure with further information, please click here.

 

June 2014 - Middle East & North Africa Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A study of the smart grid market across the Middle East & North Africa region covering the period 2014-2024 (200 pages + dataset).

The study covers Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Qatar, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt and Bahrain in depth, with further analysis of other countries in the region. Forecasts include AMI, DA, HEM, WAM, IT and solar generation on a country-by-country basis. These cumulatively represent $9.8bn smart grid and $27.9bn solar opportunities over the next decade.

For a table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

May 2014 - Sub-Saharan Africa Electricity Metering: Market Forecast

A regional study of the Sub-Saharan Africa electricity metering market covering the period 2014-2024 (144 pages + dataset).

The study covers 15 individual countries in-depth and includes forecasts for the remaining countries in the region. Electricity metering forecasts cover legacy, prepaid, AMI and C&I metering units and value for each country. There is also detailed information on regulatory environments and vendor activity.

For the table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

April 2014 - US Utility Social Media & Mobile Apps Benchmark

A benchmark of the 50 largest electric utilities in the United States and their use of social media and mobile apps for customer engagement (77 pages).

The benchmark analyzes the effectiveness of utilities' use of social media and mobile apps and ranks the largest 50 across both domains. There is also a detailed look at the vendors active in these areas.

For the table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

November 2013 - Mexico Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2013-2023)

A study of the $12.1bn smart grid market in Mexico over the period 2013-2023 with forecasts for 17 different market segments (105 pages + dataset).

 

September 2013 - Emerging Markets Smart Water Infrastructure

A study covering the $46.5bn smart water market across 72 emerging market countries over the period 2013-2023 (160 pages + dataset).

 

June 2013 – South America Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A regional study of the smart grid market across 10 Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Vendor AnalysisSouth American countries with AMI, DA, HEM, WAM and IT forecasts over the period 2013-2023 (260 pages + dataset).

 

October 2012 – US LED & Smart Street Lighting Study
US Smart Infrastructure

A survey of nearly 100 cities and municipalities in the US on their LED and smart streetlighting projects. Includes a detailed forecast to 2025 for this $4.7bn market (120 pages).

September 2012 – Brazil Smart Grid: Market Forecast

An in-depth country study of the smart grid market in Brazil country snapshots and ami forecastswith forecasts for 14 different segments. Study covers the period 2012-2022 (120 pages).


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research section of this website.