Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Smart Grid Technologies, 2015

Published: 13 July 2015

ID: G00277692

Analyst(s): Zarko Sumic


The smart grid is a vision of a future energy delivery infrastructure, a steppingstone to utility sector digital transformation that will improve network resilience, empower consumers and address sustainability concerns. It is an incubator for a spectrum of technologies that demands the attention of utility CIOs.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • In-process Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing (HTAP)
    • UAVs for Utilities
    • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
    • Vehicle-to-Grid
    • Energy Efficiency Gamification
  • At the Peak
    • Event Stream Processing
    • Internet of Things
    • Meter Data Analytics
    • Consumer Energy Storage
    • Big Data in Energy and Utilities
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Home Energy Management/Consumer Energy Management
    • Open SCADA
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • BPM for Utilities
    • Consumption Analytics
    • EV Charging Infrastructure
    • Combined Heat and Power
    • Social for CRM for Utilities
    • Microgrids
    • Home-Area Network
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Distributed Generation
    • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles/Electric Vehicles
    • Phasor Measurement Units
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Demand-Response Management Systems
    • Broadband Over Power Lines
    • CIM-Driven Integration Standards
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Energy Storage (Grid Support)
    • Advanced Distribution Protection and Restoration Devices
    • Intelligent Electronic Devices
    • Meter Data Management
    • RF Networks for Utility Field Applications
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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