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Hype Cycle for Smart Grid Technologies, 2009

Published: 16 July 2009

ID: G00169108

Analyst(s): Keith Harrison , Zarko Sumic , Kristian Steenstrup , Thilo Koslowski, Janelle Hill


The smart grid envisions a future electricity delivery infrastructure that makes use of advances in information, communications and energy technologies to improve system use and resilience, empower consumers, and address energy sustainability concerns.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Web 2.0
    • Smart Appliances
    • Consumer Energy Storage
  • At the Peak
    • Business Process Management for Energy
    • Phasor Measurement Units
    • Distributed Generation
    • Home-Area Network
    • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle/Electric Vehicle
    • Advanced Distribution Management Systems
    • Combined Heat and Power
    • Provider Energy Storage
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • CIM-Driven Integration Standards
    • Customer Gateways
    • Active RFID for Utilities
    • Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Demand Response
    • Broadband Over Power Lines
    • Intelligent Electronic Devices
    • Advanced Distribution Protection and Restoration Devices
    • Meter Data Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • RF Networks for Utility Field Applications
    • Process Data Historians
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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