Increasing focus on effective management and modernizing aging grid infrastructure to drive the overall smart grid market
The global smart grid market size is expected to grow from USD 23.8 billion in 2018 to USD 61.3 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20.9% during the forecast period. Major growth factors for the market include the need for effective management of smart grid operations, modernization of aging grid infrastructure, and the need for specialized service providers who can offer cost-effective services. However, the high initial cost for deployment of smart grid technology solutions can hinder the market growth.

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Smart grid distribution management software to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
In recent years, renewable energy sources have gained significance. The development of the smart grid technology has benefitted traditional energy infrastructure vendors and offered business opportunities for emerging players planning to capitalize on the untapped market opportunities. Key growth drivers of the smart grid distribution management/ADM market include the growing smart grid technology market, increasing adoption of distributed renewable generation, and regulatory pressure for reducing carbon emission.

Deployment and integration services segment to hold the largest market size during the forecast period
Deployment and integration services in the energy sector help in streamlining business applications by adequate installation and integration of various modules of utility smart grid operations. These services help in overcoming various business challenges, creating high growth opportunities, and accelerating technological innovations. Hence, enterprises opt these services to make the whole deployment and integration process smooth and reduce costs and inefficiencies.

Asia Pacific (APAC) to record the highest growth rate during the forecast period
APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, as the rapidly increasing consumption of power in major APAC countries, such as China, India, and Japan, has driven the need to introduce new measures to generate, distribute, or use electricity efficiently. Also, they have finally realized advantages in the smart grid industry and developed a comprehensive roadmap to leverage these assets toward a countrywide smart grid infrastructure development. Meanwhile, North America is projected to hold the largest market size during the forecast period.

In-depth interviews were conducted with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), marketing directors, other innovation and technology directors, and executives from various key organizations operating in the smart grid marketplace.

The following is the breakup of primary participants’ profiles:

  • By company type: Tier 1 – 38%, Tier 2 – 41%, and Tier 3 – 21%
  • By designation: C-level – 40%, D-level – 28%, and Others – 32%
  • By region: North America – 34%, APAC – 32%, Europe– 22%, and RoW- 12%

Major vendors offering smart grid solutions and services across the globe include General Electric (GE; US), ABB (Switzerland), Siemens (Germany), Schneider Electric (France), Itron (US), Landis+Gyr (Switzerland), Aclara (US), Cisco (US), OSI (US), IBM (US), Wipro (India), Honeywell (US), Oracle (US), S&C Electric Company (US), Eaton (Ireland), Kamstrup (Denmark), Trilliant Holdings (US), Globema (Poland), Tech Mahindra (India), Enel X North America (US), eSmart Systems (Norway), Tanatalus (US), EsyaSoft (India), Grid4C (US), and C3 Energy (US). The study includes an in-depth competitive analysis of these key players in the smart grid market, with their company profiles, recent developments, and key market strategies.

Research coverage
The market study covers the smart grid market size across segments. It aims at estimating the market size and the growth potential of the market across segments, such as software, service, hardware, and region. The study also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the market, along with their company profiles, key observations related to product and business offerings, recent developments, and key market strategies.

Key benefits of buying the report
The report will help the market leaders/new entrants in the global smart grid market with information on the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall market and the subsegments. The report will help stakeholders understand the competitive landscape and gain more insights to better position their businesses and to plan suitable go-to-market strategies. The report also helps stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and provides them with information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.