Smart Grid investments to reach $274.9B in emerging markets over next decade

Source:Northeast Group, LLC

Smart grid infrastructure investment by 45 emerging market countries – including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – over the next decade will reach $274.9 billion, outpacing developed countries. This investment will be aimed at reducing electricity theft, improving reliability and incorporating renewable energy into electricity grids, according to a study released today by Northeast Group, LLC.

The annual study, Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2014, found that investments will include smart metering and advancements for transmission and distribution grids. Already, the 45 countries have deployed a total of 9.5 million smart meters with two-way communications and this number is set to reach 523 million by 2023. In 2014 alone, the 45 countries are projected to deploy 5.6 million smart meters. Electricity theft costs these countries $47 billion annually. Investment in distribution network technology, or distribution automation, will cumulatively reach $118.8 billion by 2023.  

"Our third volume of this annual study pinpoints where smart grid investments will occur in emerging markets," said Ben Gardner, president of Northeast Group. "Large countries such as India and Turkey have provisional smart meter deployment targets and new financing sources are developing. In 2013, the World Bank announced a $180 million smart metering project in Uzbekistan, the EBRD earmarked $251 million for smart grid investment in Poland and Brazil is completing a national financing program that could release over $1 billion in smart grid funding. Overall, Latin America, CEE and MENA represent large near-term opportunities, with India set to grow in the longer term."

Visit PennEnergy Research for in-depth reports on global Smart grid technology

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Shell Leverages Data to Transform from Reactive to Predictive Operations

This 6-page report describes how Shell engaged in a massive project with OSIsoft to transform the...

Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing

For industries operating in an inherently dangerous environment, the importance of selecting the ...

Evolution or Revolution: IT / OT convergence means a world of possibilities

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a rapid paradigm shift in regards to digital transformat...

Predict, Prescribe, Profit: Creating a World that Doesn't Break Down

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process i...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs