Blockchain Is Expected to Play a Key Role in Edge Computing and Distributed Intelligence

A new report from Navigant Research examines the drivers behind the evolution of distributed systems management in the Energy Cloud, focusing on the role blockchain plays in creating a framework for device-level trust. As the Energy Cloud transformation progresses and the number of interconnected

Annual Utility Revenue Opportunity in Smart Cities Is Expected to Exceed $100 Billion by 2027

A new report from Navigant Research examines global smart city business opportunities for utilities, providing market forecasts, segmented by region and smart city technology type, through 2027. Utilities around the world are becoming increasingly integrated with smart city deployments, driven by the need to

Navigant Research Finds Distributed Energy Storage System Developers Must Ensure Projects Have Guaranteed Revenue to Attract Debt and Equity Companies

A new report from Navigant Research explores the fundamentals and challenges of financing distributed energy storage systems (DESSs). DESSs are inherently flexible, can now be deployed rapidly, can generate multiple value streams, and have the potential to provide multiple grid and customer benefits. In

Navigant Research’s Smart Electric Meter Tracker Adds 29 New Projects to Latest Iteration

A new report from Navigant Research offers an analysis of global utility smart meter projects, providing data related to global customer endpoints, meter manufacturers, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications vendors, systems integrators, and meter data management system (MDMS) vendors, through 3Q 2018. The smart

Navigant Research Report Shows European Distribution Utilities Expected to Spend $23.9 Billion on Automation and Security for Substations

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the opportunity for networking equipment and communications services, as well as for automation and monitoring equipment, for secondary substations across Europe. Across much of the continent, various market drivers are prompting distribution network operators (DNOs) to extend

Global Smart Gas Meter Revenue Is Expected to Grow from $1.9 Billion in 2018 to $3.1 Billion in 2027

The global natural gas metering market is undergoing a significant long-term transition. It is shifting from traditional meters or mobile reading devices to intelligent one- and two-way communicating meters, providing utilities with improved data management and network efficiency. According to a new report

Navigant Research Report Finds Utilities Need a More Strategic Approach to Weather Data

A new report from Navigant Research examines potential applications of weather data in the utility industry, providing recommendations on strategic approaches. As climate change-related extreme weather events continue to cause significant problems around the world, weather data is becoming increasingly important. In the utility

Utilities Will Rely on Advanced IT Systems for Distribution Management and Distributed Energy Resources Management

A new report from Navigant Research explores how advanced distribution management systems (ADMSs) and distributed energy resources management systems (DERMSs) are enabling the Energy Cloud transition. The global electric power industry is facing a fundamental shift from centralized generation toward a mix

Total Annual Implementation Spending for Direct Current Distribution Networks Is Expected to Exceed $48.4 Billion in 2027

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for direct current (DC) distribution networks in six key segments, providing an overview of market issues and trends, as well as forecasts broken out by segment, voltage level, and region, through 2027.

Report Shows the Natural Gas Industry Is Looking to Demand Response and Non-Pipes Solutions to Alleviate Pipeline Constraints

A new report from Navigant Research examines how the natural gas industry is engaging in distributed system solutions, including demand response (DR) and non-pipes solutions (NPS), providing case studies and actionable recommendations for market players. Electric utilities and grid operators have relied