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Hype Cycle for Smart Grid Technologies, 2014

Published: 24 July 2014

ID: G00263444

Analyst(s): Zarko Sumic


The smart grid is a vision of a future electricity delivery infrastructure that improves network resilience, empowers consumers and addresses sustainability concerns. Smart grid is an incubator for a spectrum of technologies that demand utility CIOs' and IT leaders' close attention.

Table Of Contents


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

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