Hype Cycle for Smart Grid Technologies, 2012



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The smart grid is a vision of the future electricity delivery infrastructure that improves network efficiency and resilience, while empowering consumers and addressing energy sustainability concerns. This Hype Cycle outlines diverse technologies that enable energy-provisioning transformation.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
      • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
      • Networking IT and OT
    • At the Peak
      • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
      • Big Data in Energy and Utilities
      • Consumer Energy Storage
      • Smart Appliances
      • Social Media for Utilities
      • Complex-Event Processing
      • Energy Storage (Renewables Integration)
      • Business Process Management for Utilities
      • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles
      • Home-Area Network
      • Operational Technology Security
      • Advanced Distribution Management Systems
      • Distributed Generation
      • Microgrids
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Combined Heat and Power
      • Phasor Measurement Units
      • Customer Gateways
      • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
      • Demand Response
      • CIM-Driven Integration Standards
      • Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems
      • Advanced Distribution Protection and Restoration Devices
      • Broadband Over Power Lines
      • Energy Storage (Grid System)
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Intelligent Electronic Devices
      • Meter Data Management
      • RF Networks for Utility Field Applications
      • Energy Storage (UPS/Power Quality)
      • Event-Driven Architecture
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Process Data Historians
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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