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Hype Cycle for Digital Grid Transformation Technologies, 2019

Published: 30 July 2019

ID: G00389114

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
    • Smart Dust
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • Energy-Sharing Platforms
    • Knowledge Graphs
    • Transactive Energy
    • Vehicle-to-Grid
    • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
  • At the Peak
    • Blockchain in Utilities
    • Edge AI
    • Distributed Energy Resource Management System
    • Edge Computing
    • Digital Business Technology Platform
    • Digital Twin
    • Energy Efficiency Gamification
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Big Data
    • Open SCADA
    • IoT in Utilities
    • Meter Data Analytics
    • Home Energy Management
    • Combined Heat and Power
    • Consumer Energy Storage
    • Consumer Smart Appliances
    • Microgrids
    • Advanced Distribution Management Systems
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
    • IT/OT Integration
    • Distributed Generation
    • Industrial Operational Intelligence
    • API Economy
    • Customer Gateways
    • Broadband Over Power Line
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
    • IT/OT Alignment
    • Phasor Measurement Units
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Demand-Response Management Systems
    • CIM Integration Standards
    • Energy Storage (Grid Scale)
    • Advanced Distribution Protection and Restoration Devices
    • Meter Data Management
    • Substation Intelligent Electronic Devices
  • Entering the Plateau
    • RF Networks for Utility Field Applications
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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