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Hype Cycle for Digital Grid Transformation Technologies, 2018

Published: 02 August 2018

ID: G00357034

Analyst(s): Zarko Sumic


Innovation at the edge of the grid drives utility sector transformation and requires digitally enabled delivery infrastructure. This Hype Cycle provides utility CIOs with insights into critical technologies for transforming the traditional utility business.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • Energy-Sharing Platform
    • Blockchain in Utilities
    • Transactive Energy
    • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
    • Vehicle-to-Grid
  • At the Peak
    • Distributed Energy Resource Management System
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
    • Digital Twin
    • Edge Computing
    • Energy Efficiency Gamification
    • Virtual Assistants in Utilities
    • Drones (Commercial UAVs) in Utilities
    • In-Process HTAP
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Internet of Things in Utilities
    • LPWA
    • API Economy
    • Big Data
    • Meter Data Analytics
    • Home Energy Management
    • Open SCADA
    • Consumer Energy Storage
    • Combined Heat and Power
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
    • IT/OT Integration
    • Microgrids
    • Advanced Distribution Management Systems
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • Distributed Generation
    • Customer Gateways
    • IT/OT Alignment
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Demand-Response Management Systems
    • Phasor Measurement Units
    • Broadband Over Power Line
  • Climbing the Slope
    • CIM Integration Standards
    • Energy Storage (Grid Scale)
    • Advanced Distribution Protection and Restoration Devices
    • Meter Data Management
    • Substation Intelligent Electronic Devices
    • RF Networks for Utility Field Applications
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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