northeast group, llc

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smart infrastructure market intelligence...

northeast group, llc is a smart infrastructure market intelligence firm based in Washington, DC with expertise in the smart cities and utility infrastructure sectors. We publish in-depth research studies, datasets, notes and offer custom research services.

Some of our clients include:

 

The Benefits of LED & Smart Street Lighting: A multi-client study written by Northeast Group for CityLab (The Atlantic) highlighting the business cases for both LED and smart street lighting projects. Research included a performance benchmark of US cities. Publicly available study here.

 

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

"We derived a lot of value from Northeast Group's annual research subscription. Their reports provided insights for setting our strategies for different regions around the world.  We certainly appreciate the independent and objective perspectives."

- Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)

"Northeast Group's research into the outdoor smart street lighting market is always extremely insightful, and is the most accurate around."

- Will Gibson, Co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer, Telensa

"In my opinion, the level of analysis and detail in the United States LED & Smart Street Lighting: Market Forecast exceeds anything we can get from other market research vendors on this topic. I trust Northeast Group's methodology and results in quantifying this highly fragmented market."

- Wendy Lohkamp, Director, Market Intelligence, Itron Inc.

"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

"In searching for market research covering our sector for emerging markets, we sampled many different studies from a number of providers. We found Northeast Group's research to be the most suitable."

- Dima Bassila, Marketing & Communications Manager, Networked Energy Services (NES)

"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 11, 2021 - Northeast Group quoted in Axios article, "The future of 'smart' cities is in street lights"

October 14, 2020 - Northeast Group published in the Financial Times newspaper, "In smart cities stakes, US and Europe are still ahead"

July 15, 2020 - Northeast Group participated in Meeting of the Minds webinar, "Financing Smart Communities in the New Reality"

June 24, 2020 - Northeast Group participated in The Climate Group webinar, "Smart Infrastructure and City Engagement"

June 2, 2020 - Northeast Group participated in Verizon webinar, "Impact of Covid-19 on Smart Infrastructure Deployments"

March 1-4, 2020 - Northeast Group in New Orleans, LA for TechAdvantage

January 28-30, 2020 - Northeast Group in San Antonio, TX for DistribuTech International

November 19-21, 2019 - Northeast Group in Barcelona, Spain for Smart Cities Expo

November 12-14, 2019 - Northeast Group is a media partner for European Utility Week in Paris, France. For a free visitor pass, please click here.

Sept/Oct 2019 - Northeast Group conference schedule: SALC San Diego, CA; Climate Week, NYC; Itron Utility Week, Florida; ICUEE, Louisville, KY.

September 2-5, 2019 - Northeast Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Asian Utility Week

June 10-12, 2019 - Northeast Group in Denver for AWWA

May 2019 - Northeast Group in Philadelphia for the LightFair conference and Santa Clara for IoT World

May 14-16, 2019 - Northeast Group in Cape Town, South Africa for African Utility Week conference

April 2-4, 2019 - Northeast Group in Sydney, Australia for the Street Lighting + Smart Controls Conference

April 1-4, 2019 - Northeast Group in Denver, Colorado for the Smart Cities Connect Conference

February 5-7, 2019 - Northeast Group in New Orleans for DistribuTECH conference

November 13-15, 2018 - Northeast Group in Barcelona, Spain for Smart City Expo World Congress

November 6-8, 2018 - Northeast Group in Vienna, Austria for European Utility Week

April 27, 2018 - Financial Times quotes Northeast Group figures, "...only a fifth of the world's 300m-odd street lights have switched from yellow sodium to LEDs."

August 22, 2016 - Harvard Kennedy School, Northeast Group is cited in publication "Using Streetlights to Strengthen Cities"

May 12, 2016 - United States Energy Association, Northeast Group delivered a briefing on smart grid infrastructure investment opportunities in emerging markets

October 13, 2015 - Business Insider quotes Northeast Group - "Our electric grids are equipped with a 'tsunami' of data, but they're still super vulnerable to storms"

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

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

Featured Research - United States Smart Street Lighting & Smart Cities: Market Forecast (Subscribers Only)

A study and accompanying dataset of the $5.1 billion street lighting market in the United States. Research covers LEDs, smart streetlights and additional smart city applications (36-slides + 500 city dataset).

Research conducted for the study and dataset included the most comprehensive survey to-date of the largest 500 cities in the country (all cities with over 72,000 residents). Data was compiled on the number of streetlights per city, ownership structure and conversion status to both LEDs and smart street lighting. The study includes 10-year forecasts for each market segment, profiles of key players, impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting supply chain pressures.

Note: this study and the majority of our research products are only available to annual subscription clients. Please contact us for more information on our research subscriptions.

 

October 2021 - Smart Street Lighting Tracker: Q3

A database of the 180+ smart street lighting projects globally that are either ongoing, planned, or recently completed. Research deliverables include an Excel file with details on each of the projects as well as an executive summary slide pack.

 

October 2021 - Electricity Theft & Non-Technical Losses

A study of electricity theft and non-technical losses across 138 countries (31-slides + dataset).

Each year, utilities across the world lose $101.2 billion in revenue due to non-technical losses. South Asia, Latin America and Africa suffer from exceptionally high levels of these non-technical losses. This study looks at the scale of the problem with data for 138 individual countries, the leading solutions, key vendors and other details of the market.

 

September 2021 - EV Charging Infrastructure: Market Forecast

A study and dataset of the global market for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure over the period 2021-2030 (24-slides + dataset).

Investment in EV charging points globally will total $106 billion over the next decade. This will present a significant opportunity for utilities, oil companies, automakers and other players. Research includes a dataset covering 70 individual countries and their forecast market over the next 10 years.

 

September 2021 - Global Water Metering Market Dataset

An Excel dataset of the water metering market for 125 individual countries over the period 2021-2030 (30,000 data points + 40-slide presentation).

Dataset includes market segments of communicating residential, legacy non-communicating residential, commercial and industrial water meters. Both annual demand and cumulative installed base figures are included (units and value).

 

August 2021 - Global Gas Metering Market Dataset (2021-2030)

An Excel dataset of the global market for gas metering, covering 60 individual countries comprising more than 95% of the global market (10,000 data points + 22-slide presentation).

Dataset includes detailed split by segment and forecasts to 2030. Residential smart metering (communicating), residential legacy metering (non-communicating) and commercial metering segments are covered. Both annual demand and installed base units and value are provided. Note: this dataset is only available for annual subscription clients.

 

July 2021 - US Smart Grid: AMI to 2030 (Subscribers Only)

A 37-slide analysis of the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) market in the United States, with forecasts through 2030. Both 1st and 2nd generation AMI rollouts are projected for the segments of investor-owned utilities, co-ops and municipal utilities.

 

June 2021 - Brazil Smart Street Lighting (Subscribers Only)

Brazil has a well developed public-private partnership (PPP) program that is helping to drive the LED and smart street lighting market, as well as additional smart city applications. This 27-slide presentation provides insights into the $1.3 billion market.

 

May 2021 - EV Charging Infrastructure (Subscribers Only)

An analysis of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure market in the United States. The 15-slide presentation includes historical data and 10-year forecasts for public EV chargers, state-by-state details and market shares of charging networks.

 

May 2021 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

American Jobs Plan: Potential Impacts on Smart Infrastructure Sector. A 4-page note summarizing the Biden administration's $2 trillion infrastructure plan and its impacts on various segments of the smart infrastructure sector.

 

April 2021 - Managed Services: Smart Metering-as-a-Service

A study of the global Smart Metering-as-a-Service market for electricity, water and gas metering over the period 2021-2030 (100-pages + dataset + slides).

Managed services for smart metering will grow to $1.1 billion in annual recurring revenue (ARR) by 2030, with the electricity segment leading the way. The market is still in its early days but rapidly developing as a multitude of vendors engage in new partnerships and roll out new solutions.

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

 

March 2021 - Colombia Smart Street Lighting (Subscribers Only)

Colombia is projected to invest $330m in streetlight modernization and smart cities initiatives over the next decade. This 26-slide presentation provides insights into the market, recent and upcoming projects by city, vendor market share data and other details.

 

February 2021 - Smart Infrastructure M&A (Subscribers Only)

A database of the vendor M&A activity in the utility and municipal smart infrastructure sector over the period 2014-2020. Research deliverables include an Excel file with details on 223 transactions with a value of $107 billion and an executive summary slide pack.

 

January 2021 - Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2021

The 10th edition of our annual study covering the leading 50 emerging market countries for smart grid infrastructure investment over the next 5 years (105-pages + dataset).

These 50 countries are projected to invest $91.4 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the period 2021-2025. This includes smart metering (AMI), grid automation, battery storage and other market segments. The study includes profiles of each of the 50 countries, current trends in smart grid investment across the developing world and recent tender, regulatory and deployment activity.

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

 

December 2020 - Global Electricity Metering Market Dataset

An Excel dataset of the $12.0 billion (excluding China) annual electricity metering market. The dataset covers 125 individual countries over the period 2020-2029 (35,000 data points + 41-slide presentation).

Data is split by segment, with both annual demand and installed base units and value. AMI (two-way communicating meters), AMR (one-way communicating meters), commercial and industrial (C&I) and legacy metering are all covered.

For a brochure with further information, please click here.

 

October 2020 - Global Smart Parking (Subscribers Only)

A study of the emerging smart parking market, including both sensor and camera-based solutions. Still in its early stages, this market has the potential to be the next smart cities segment to scale after smart street lighting. Research includes 10-year forecasts by region (units and value), market share data and profiles for key vendors and key market trends and insights.

 

October 2020 - South Asia Smart Grid: Market Forecast

An in-depth study of the smart grid infrastructure market across the 5 South Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka over the period 2020-2029 (120-pages + slides + dataset).

Electric utilities across South Asia are forecast to invest $25.9 billion over the next decade in smart metering, grid automation and other smart grid market segments. India makes up the vast majority of the South Asian market and will represent $22.5 billion of the total investment.

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

 

August 2020 - Chile Smart Street Lighting (Subscribers Only)

Chile is one of the most advanced smart street lighting markets in Latin America. LED street lighting is well developed and several connected lighting projects are now underway, with others being developed. This 24-slide presentation covering Chile's 2.5 million unit installed base of streetlights provides market forecasts by segment, streetlight ownership structure, key projects and the vendor landscape including market share data.

 

July 2020 - United States Smart Metering (Subscribers Only)

The US smart electricity metering market is projected to peak at 14.9m units per year in 2026. This 36-slide presentation and dataset provides a historic view back to 2007 as well as projections out to 2029 for the AMI market. Forecasts cover the IOU, muni and co-op segments as well as splits by first generation and "refresh" or second generation AMI deployments.

 

July 2020 - Benelux Smart Street Lighting (Subscribers Only)

The Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg) is projected to invest $1.3 billion in LED streetlights, smart streetlights and additional smart city infrastructure on streetlight poles over the next decade. This 26-slide presentation provides market forecasts by segment and country, ownership structure, key projects and the vendor landscape including market share data.

 

June 2020 - EV Managed Charging: Outlook and Benchmark

The 6th edition of our study on electric vehicle (EV) managed charging (52-slides + Excel). Research covers both passive managed charging (e.g. EV specific TOU rates) and active managed charging where utilities have control over when EVs are charged. Included is a benchmark of the top 100 US utiltiies and their programs.

For a table of contents and further details, please click here.

 

June 2020 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Covid-19 Pandemic: Short-Term Impacts on Smart Infrastructre Sector. A 5-page note highlighting global smart metering and smart street lighting deployments that have been paused, postponed or alternatively continued without any delays during the pandemic.

 

May 2020 - South America Smart Grid: Market Forecast

An in-depth study of the smart grid infrastructure market across 10 South American countries over the period 2020-2029 (141-pages + slides + dataset).

Electric utilities in South America are forecast to invest $18.1 billion over the next decade in smart metering, grid automation and other smart grid market segments. After several false starts, the region is primed for investment in the 2020s, led by Brazil, Colombia and Chile.

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

 

March 2020 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Covid-19 Pandemic: Potential Impact on Smart Infrastructure Sector. A 5-page research note with both short-term and longer-term predictions on how Covid-19 will impact key segments of smart infrastructure such as smart metering and smart street lighting.

 

March 2020- Research Note (Subscribers Only)

TechAdvantage 2020 Wrap-Up: Observations From New Orleans. A 4-page research note covering the electric utility event focused on the 800+ co-operatives in the US. Themes included smart metering deployments, streetlight and area lighting opportunities and other details.

 

February 2020 - Distributed Energy Resources (Subscribers Only)

A slide pack covering the global distributed energy resources (DER) market with current and projected capacity in 2030. Thematic presentation looks at 4 main segments of demand response, rooftop solar, electric vehicles and battery storage.

 

February 2020 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

DistribuTECH 2020 Wrap-Up: Observations From San Antonio. A 3-page research note with key takeaways from North America's leading power sector conference, including latest vendor offerings, partnerships, M&A and industry trends.

 

November 2019 - Sub-Saharan Africa Power Sector: Market Forecast

An end-to-end power sector study of Sub-Saharan Africa. Research and forecasts cover the generation, transmission & distribution (T&D) and metering markets across 16 countries over the next decade (134-pages + slides + dataset).

African countries are projected to invest $141 billion in power infrastructure over the period 2019-2028. Investment will be greatest by value in the generation segment but the smallest segment of metering will be critical to boosting the financial sustainability of the continent's troubled utilities.

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

 

November 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

European Utility Week 2019: Observations From Paris. A 4-page research note with takeaways from the annual conference, including the status of the European market, vendor activity and rumored upcoming tenders.

 

November 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart City Expo 2019: Observations From Barcelona. A 6-page research note with takeaways from the annual conference, including updates on smart parking, smart street lighting and IoT platforms.

 

October 2019 - East & Southeast Asia: Smart Grid Update 2019-2028 (Subscribers Only)

A study providing an update on the smart grid infrastructure market across more than a dozen countries in the Asia region. Both the affluent East Asia region (excluding China) and the developing Southeast Asia region are covered in detail. Research deliverables include a 64-page PDF study and dataset in Excel.

 

October 2019 - EIA Form 861 Data Analysis (Subscribers Only)

A slide pack of the data analysis conducted by Northeast Group on the Energy Information Administration's latest Form 861. Focuses on the deployment of AMI meters in the US, as well as dynamic pricing programs by utilities.

 

October 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

October Conference Wrap-Up: SALC (San Diego), Climate Week (NYC) and ICUEE (Louisville). A research note covering some of this fall's conferences that Northeast Group attended with details on relevant developments in the smart infrastructure sector.

 

Sept 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Asian Utility Week: Observations From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A research note with key takeaways from the Asian market, including activity in Malaysia, India, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and other countries.

 

August 2019 - Italy Smart Street Lighting Tender (Subscribers Only)

A slide pack covering Italy's 2.6m endpoint tender from the country's Consip procurement organization. Includes details on the tender, its 30 separate allotments, timeline, ESCOs active in the country and a 10-year forecast for the Italian market.

 

August 2019 - Global Distribution Utility List (Subscribers Only)

A database of 1,300+ electric distribution utilities across 140 countries. Utilities included in the list represent more than 90% of electricity customers worldwide. Research deliverables include an Excel file and an executive summary slide pack.

 

July 2019 - LPWAN Smart Metering: Market Forecast (2019-2028)

A study of the market for LPWAN communications used for smart metering across the electricity, water and gas segments (93-pages + slides + dataset).

There are 2.7 billion meters (excl. China) as an addressable market for LPWAN communications. Despite all of the hype, Northeast Group projects that just 153.3 million of these meters will rely on LPWAN communications over the next decade, primarily in the water segment. LPWAN includes NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa and other options.

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

 

June 2019 - Smart Infrastructure M&A Database (Subscribers Only)

A database of the vendor M&A activity in the utility and municipal smart infrastructure sector over the period 2014-2019. Research deliverables include an Excel file with details on 145 transactions with a value of $70.1 billion and an executive summary slide pack.

 

June 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

American Water Works Association (AWWA) Conference: Observations From Denver. A research note on the largest annual water conference in North America, including details on AMI progress and LPWAN communications.

 

May 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

African Utility Week: Observations From Cape Town. A research note on the conference covering the Sub-Saharan Africa power market, including details on the Nigerian and South African markets.

 

May 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

LightFair and IoT World: Observations From Philadelphia and Santa Clara. A research note on two recent industry conferences covering smart street lighting and other smart infrastructure market segments.

 

April 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Street Lighting & Smart Controls Conference Wrap-Up: Observations From Sydney, Australia. A research note covering the recent conference, including insights on the Australian, New Zealand and broader Asia-Pacific markets.

 

April 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart Cities Connect 2019: Observations From Denver, Colorado. A research note covering the US-focused conference with details on recent industry M&A activity, spin-offs and exits.

 

February 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

DistribuTECH 2019 Wrap-Up: Observations From New Orleans. A research note covering the annual DistribuTECH conference in North America. Note covers the key themes of the conference, vendor offerings and other takeaways.

 

January 2019 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

M&A Year-In-Review: 2018's Smart Infrastructure Deals. A research note covering 16 transactions that took place during 2018, worth approximately $10 billion. These deals spanned the power, water and municipal infrastructure segments.

 

November 2018 - Global Smart Infrastructure Vendor Landscape

A study of the 200+ vendors best positioned to benefit from growth in the smart infrastructure sector. These include vendors across the smart grid, smart water and smart cities segments (179-pages + executive summary presentation).

Research includes market share data for smart metering players (both meter hardware and communications) and smart street lighting vendors for all regions of the world.

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

 

November 2018 - Oceania LED & Smart Street Lighting: Market Forecast (2018-2027)

A study of the $780 million street lighting market in Australia and New Zealand, covering both the LED and smart, or connected, market segments (74-pages + executive summary presentation + dataset).

The Oceania region has among the most developed plans for smart street lighting in the world, including proposed deployment targets, financial incentives and quickly developing project activity.

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

 

November 2018 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart City Expo: Smart Infrastructure Solutions on Display in Barcelona. A research note on the recent conference held in Barcelona, Spain. Topics covered include analytics, street lighting, smart parking, smart waste management and electric vehicle supply equipment.

 

November 2018 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

European Utility Week: European Event, Global Topics. A research note covering the recent conference held in Vienna, Austria. Topics covered include global supply chain issues in the industry, vendor offerings, tender activity and other topics.

 

October 2018 - Smart Meter Refresh: Market Forecast (2018-2027)

A study of the $12.2 billion smart meter "refresh" or replacement market over the next decade (67-pages + dataset).

Smart metering pioneers such as Italy, Scandinavian countries, select North American utilities and a few others are now at the stage where they will deploy their second generation of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). This study covers the AMI refresh market opportunity over the period 2018-2027.

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

 

October 2018 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

October Conference Wrap-Up: SALC, Smart Cities Week and Itron Utility Week. A research note covering the industry conferences that Northeast Group attended in October. These included the Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) in Orlando, FL; Smart Cities Week in Washington, DC and Itron Utility Week in Scottsdale, AZ.

 

September 2018 - Southeast Asia Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A regional study of the Southeast Asia smart grid infrastructure market over the period 2018-2027 (199-pages + executive summary presentation + dataset).

The study covers nine countries that are projected to invest $9.8 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. These include Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

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

 

August 2018 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

M&A Update: First Half 2018 Smart Infrastructure Deals. A research note covering M&A activity over the first six months of 2018, including deals by Landis+Gyr, Nokia, Engie, ChargePoint and other smart infrastructure players.

 

July 2018 - Mexico Smart Grid & Smart Cities: Market Forecast

A country study of the smart grid infrastructure and smart cities market in Mexico covering the period 2018-2027 (116-pages + dataset).

Mexico is projected to invest $6.3 billion in smart grid infrastructure and a further $2.1 billion in LED and smart street lighting over the next decade. The PIDIREGAS public-private financing program has funded over 2 million smart meters and utility CFE has recently increased its AMI projections.

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

 

July 2018 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Asia Smart Grid Update: Observations from Bangkok, Thailand. A research note covering the Asian Utility Week conference. Topics include vendor activity and updates on deployments in Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India and other countries.

 

June 2018 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Update on Colombia's Smart Metering Regulations. A research note covering a technical assistance workshop held in Bogota, Colombia with regulators and distribution utilities. The focus was the development and implementation of the country's emerging smart metering regulations.

 

May 2018 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

May Conference Wrap-Up: LightFair, IoT World & AclaraConnect. A research note with the key takeaways from the three conferences attended by Northeast Group during the month of May. Topics include smart street lighting, electricity metering, smart cities applications and vendor activity.

 

April 2018 - UK Smart Water Infrastructure: Market Forecast

A study of the smart water infrastructure opportunity in the United Kingdom over the period 2018-2027 (65-pages + dataset).

Water utilities in the UK are forecast to invest $1.3 billion in smart water metering, networking and analytics over the next decade. Study includes a bottom-up forecast for each of the 12 water utilities.

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

 

April 2018 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart Cities Connect Wrap-Up: Observations From Kansas City, Missouri. A research note covering both the panel sessions at the conference and key vendor offerings, including the growing importance of street lighting infrastructure to smart city programs.

 

March 2018 - MENA Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2018-2027)

A study of the smart grid infrastructure market across 15 countries in the Middle East & North Africa region covering the period 2018-2027 (230-pages + executive summary presentation + dataset).

MENA countries are forecast to invest $17.6bn over the next decade in smart metering, distribution automation, battery storage and other smart grid infrastructure market segments. The region will be led by GCC countries, with recent tender activity in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

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

 

February 2018 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

DistribuTECH Wrap-Up: Observations From San Antonio, Texas. A research note on the annual DistribuTECH conference covering the transmission and distribution sector in North America. Note covers the key themes of the conference, vendor offerings and other takeaways.

 

December 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

M&A Year In Review: 2017's Smart Infrastructure Deals. A research note covering the $5.3bn in deals completed in 2017. These included companies such as Aclara, ENEL, Itron, Landis+Gyr, Sagemcom, Silver Spring Networks and a host of others.

 

October 2017 - US Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2017-2027)

A study of the remaining opportunities for smart grid infrastructure investment in the United States (73-pages + dataset).

Several large US utilities will undertake significant smart meter (AMI) investment in the coming years and overall, the distribution automation (DA) segment is the largest market opportunity. The study includes profiles of top remaining AMI opportunities, an analysis of awarded deployments, vendor profiles and market share data for both the AMI market and AMI communications used for DA deployments.

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

 

October 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Itron Utility Week: Observations From Houston. A research note covering the recent conference in Houston, Texas. Note covers topics such as Itron's partner ecosystem, updates on the Silver Spring Networks and Comverge acquisitions, managed services and other topics.

 

October 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

European Utility Week: Observations From Amsterdam. A research note covering the recent conference in Europe. Note covers topics such as Chinese vendor presence, emerging LPWAN communications and a number of vendors' offerings on display at the conference.

 

October 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart Cities Week Wrap-Up: Observations From Washington, DC. A research note covering the 3rd edition of the annual conference. Note covers topics such as the vendors exhibiting, leading smart cities applications and current drivers and barriers in the sector.

 

September 2017 - Central & Eastern Europe and Turkey Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2017-2027)

A regional study of the smart grid infrastructure market across 18 countries in Central & Eastern Europe, including Turkey (262-pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

The region will invest $28.6 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. Poland, Turkey and Romania will be the three largest markets over the forecast period. Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) will be the leading market segment, followed by distribution automation (DA).

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

 

July 2017 - Central America & Caribbean Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2017-2027)

A study of the smart grid infrastructure market across 11 countries in the Central America and Caribbean region (83-pages + dataset).

Utilities in the region are projected to invest $3.3 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. The largest near-term opportunities are in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama.

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

 

July 2017 - US Smart Water Infrastructure: Market Forecast

A study of the smart water infrastructure market in the United States over the period 2017-2027 (85-pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

US water utilities are projected to invest $8.3bn in smart water metering, smart networking and software analytics over the next decade. This study includes a survey of 340 US water utilities and their investment plans.

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

 

June 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

AWWA Conference Wrap-Up: Observations from Philadelphia, PA. A research note covering the American Water Works Association annual conference. Note includes key themes of the conference and utility and vendor strategies.

 

June 2017 - Western Europe Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A study of the smart grid infrastructure opportunity across 20 Western European countries over the period 2017-2027 (165 pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

Western Europe will invest $133.7bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. Countries in the region are diverse, including those still largely open to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) investment (e.g. Germany), those undertaking large-scale rollouts (e.g. France) and those already beginning AMI replacement cycles (e.g. Sweden). The AMI installed base is already significant across the region and distribution automation (DA) will present significant opportunities over the next decade.

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

 

June 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Asia Utility Week: Observations from Bangkok and Market Progress. A research note covering the recent conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Note includes Asia-Pacific market sizing, vendor and utility activity, pricing levels and other market dynamics.

 

April 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

United States LED & Smart Street Lighting: Projects & Pipeline. A research note highlighting the key LED and smart streetlight projects in the United States. This includes projects awarded, requests for proposal or plans and canceled projects.

 

April 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Emerging LPWAN Communications: Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup of Acronyms. A research note covering LPWAN communications options such as Ultra-Narrowband (UNB), LoRa, RPMA, NB-IoT, LTE-Cat-M1 and others. Note includes details on use cases and deployments.

 

March 2017 - Oceania Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2017-2027)

A study of the smart grid infrastructure opportunity in Australia and New Zealand over the period 2017-2027 (33-pages + dataset).

The Oceania region will invest $6.1bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. In addition to smart metering, the markets for distribution automation, battery storage and other segments represent significant opportunities.

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

 

March 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart-Metering-as-a-Service: Rate-Basing Cloud Investments & Key Vendors. A research note covering the drivers and barriers to structuring smart metering deployments on a subscription basis with cloud-based software. Note includes case studies and key vendors.

 

December 2016 - Eurasia Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2016-2026)

A regional study of the smart grid market in Eurasia over the period 2016-2026 (158 pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

Eurasian countries are projected to invest $23bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. Russia is the largest market in the region followed by Uzbekistan and Ukraine. In total, 12 countries are covered in the study.

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

 

October 2016 - Iran Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2016-2026)

A study of the $4.1bn smart grid infrastructure market in Iran over the next decade (41 pages + dataset).

Iran's FAHAM smart metering program is driving the smart grid market in the country. A number of European and Asian vendors are participating in the market as American vendors are still shut out due to ongoing sanctions.

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

 

September 2016 - Germany Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A study of the $23.6bn smart grid infrastructure market in Germany over the period 2016-2026 (44 pages + dataset).

New regulations enacted in July 2016 are propelling Germany's smart grid market into a new growth phase. The country's four largest utilities - RWE, E.On, EnBW and Vattenfall - as well as the numerous Stadtwerke, or municipal utilities, will all invest significantly in smart metering and other smart grid infrastructure over the next decade.

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September 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart Infrastructure M&A Activity Heats Up. A research note providing an analysis of recent transactions in the sector. These include Xylem-Sensus, Charterhouse-Sagemcom, Aclara-Tollgrade and others.

 

August 2016 - Transmission & Distribution Infrastructure Dataset

A dataset of the global electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure market covering the period 2016-2026 (80,000 data points in Excel + 27 slide PowerPoint).

Annual global investment in T&D infrastructure is currently $282bn and will grow over the forecast period. This includes investment in substations, power lines and associated equipment and also distribution-level smart grid infrastructure (distribution automation). The dataset covers 125 individual countries - with 54 lines of data per country - representing more than 98% of the global market.

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July 2016 - China Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2016-2026)

A study of the $77.6bn smart grid infrastructure opportunity in China over the next decade (36 pages + dataset).

The Chinese market will be dominated by domestic vendors but there are select opportunities for international vendors in certain smart grid market segments.

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July 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Electricity Theft: The $99 Billion Problem. A research note providing a global analysis of the scale of non-technical losses (theft) in the power sector. The note includes those geographies with the greatest problems, percentages and value lost and an appendix with data for 125 individual countries.

 

June 2016 - Global Prepaid Metering: Market Forecast (2016-2026)

A study of the global opportunity for prepaid electricity metering over the period 2016-2026 (77 pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

Investment in prepaid electricity metering will total $11.4bn over the next decade. This will be split between "thick" non-communicating prepaid meters and "thin" AMI meters. All regions of the world are covered in the study.

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June 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Japan Electricity Deregulation: New Players, Opportunities and Strategies. A research note covering the April 1, 2016 start to retail choice in Japan's power market. Includes an overview of the more than 300 new players in the retail market, their offerings, strategies and implications for smart grid infrastructure investment.

 

May 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

The Oracle of Opower: Analysis of Acquisiiton. A research note covering the May 2, 2016 $532m acquisition of Opower by Oracle. Includes a summary of the deal, future strategies and other potential acquisition targets.

 

April 2016 - Global Smart Grid Regulatory Index

An index measuring the top 52 countries globally for their smart grid regulatory frameworks. Each country is scored based on 10 regulatory metrics and then adjusted by an overall risk score. The sample of countries includes all OECD countries and the leading 18 emerging market countries.

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

 

October 2015 - Global Smart Water Infrastructure: Market Forecast

A study covering the global market for smart water infrastructure over the period 2015-2025 (225 pages + dataset + PowerPoint).

Smart water infrastructure investment - including smart metering, smart networks and software - is projected to total $35.9bn between 2015-2025. This study covers 125 individual countries including forecasted investment, key water industry metrics and the main vendors.

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