State of the Smart Grid — Archive

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Best References

Cost of the Smart Grid:

Smart Grid Investment Program -- Recovery Act Smart Grid Programs”,, 2012

How many smart meters are installed in the U.S. and who has them?”, EIA, January 10, 2013

"57.9 Million Smart Meters Currently Planned for Installation in the U.S.", Navigant/Pike Research, Nov., 2010

How Many Smart Meters Are There in the U.S.?”, Greenbang, 2012

"Utility-Scale Smart Meter Deployments, Plans, & Proposals”, Institute for Electric Efficiency (IEE)/The Edison Foundation Report, May 2012

"Smart Meter Shipments in North America Peaked in 2011 and Will Decline 42% by 2013, while Global Market Continues to Grow", Navigant/Pike Research, May 7, 2012

"Estimating the Costs and Benefits of the Smart Grid - A Preliminary Estimate of the Investment Requirements and the Resultant Benefits of a Fully Functioning Smart Grid", EPRI Technical Report 1022519, March 2011

"Smart Grid Technology Market Will Total $494 Billion in Cumulative Revenue from 2012 to 2020", Pike Research, March, 2013.

References Related to July 1, 2013 Dialog: "How Do You Spend $400 Billion  (on the SG)?- Part I"

Jeff St. John , “US Smart Grid Cybersecurity Spending to Reach $7.25B by 2020”, GreenTechMedia, April 17, 2013

Zpryme, "Cybersecurity Smart Grid Systems Market $7.25 billion by 2020", April 16, 2013

"Cyber Security for Smart Grid Industrial Control Systems Will Surpass $600 Million in Market Value by 2020", Pike Research, December 10, 2012

David Owens, "Briefing Before the Financial Committee", EEI, New York, August 2011

David K. Owens, “Facing Uncertainty: Major Strategic Legislative and Regulatory Issues for the Utility Industry”, Executive Vice President, Edison Electric Institute, AEGIS Policy Holders Conference, Chicago, July 28, 2011

California PUC, “2011 Smart Grid Report”, Second Annual Report to the Governor and the Legislature, December 2011

Kelly, John, et al., “Investing in Grid Modernization – The Business Case for Empowering Customers, Communities, and Utilities”, Perfect Power Institute Report, The Galvin Electricity Initiative, March 2012

Clark Gellings, “Estimating the Costs and Benefits of the Smart Grid: A Preliminary Estimate of the Investment Requirements and the Resultant Benefits of a Fully Functioning Smart Grid”, EPRI Technical Report #1022519, March 2011

CA PUC, “California’s Smart Grid”, October 2012, provides background information on the CA utilities’ obligations to provide Smart Grid Deployment Plans to the PUC

Appendix A: Pacific Gas &Electric’s Smart Grid Deployment Plan -- 2011 to 2020”, Submitted to CA PUC, June 2011

Southern California Edison, “Smart Grid Deployment Plan”, July 1, 2011

San Diego Gas & Electric, “Smart Grid Deployment Plan -- 2011‐2020" , June 6, 2011

References Related to July 14, 2013 Dialog: How Do You Invest $400 Billion? Part II: The CEO of the SG Develops a Budget Forecast

"The NETL Smart Grid Implementation Strategy (SGIS)", The National Engineering Technology Laboratory" (NETL)

"The GridWise® Interoperability -- Context‐Setting Framework by the GridWise® Architecture Council", GWAC, March 2008

"NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0", National Institute for Standards and Technology, February 2012

Claudio Lima, Smart Grid Reference Architecture by the P2030 Working Group (IEEE), Presentation, ETSI Workshop - Standards: An Architecture for the Smart Grid, France, April 5th, 2011

CEN – CENELEC - ETSI Smart Grid Coordination Group, “Smart Grid Reference Architecture”, November 2012

References Related to July 21, 2013 Dialog: How Do You Invest $400 Billion? Part III: Critical Planning Assumptions

Ryan Tracy, “Green Energy Mandates Find Improbable Allies”, Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2013

CAISO, “Integration of Renewable Resources: Operational Requirements and Generation Fleet Capability at 20% RPS”, August 31, 2010

CPUC, “33% Renewable Portfolio Standard: Implementation Analysis – Preliminary Results”, June 2009

Robert Gross, et al., “The Costs and Impacts of Intermittency", U.K. Energy Research Centre, Imperial College, London, March 2006

Amiram Barkat, "Without a Smart Grid, Electricity Prices Will Soar", Globes – Israel’s Business Arena, March 7, 2012, reporting on remarks made by Dr. Guido Bartels, Chairman of the Global Smart Grid Federation and General Manager of IBM’s Global Energy and Utilities Industry

Rate-Case-Generated Benefit/Cost Analyses of Smart Grid Infrastructure Investments:

"Before the California PUC: Testimony Supporting the Application for Approval of Advanced Metering Infrastructure Pre-Deployment Activities and Cost Recovery Mechanism", Southern California Edison, December 21, 2006

"Before the California PUC: Updated Preliminary AMI Business Case Analysis of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (U 39-E)", June 6, 2002

Before the DPUC, Connecticut: "Appendix A: Details Cost Benefit Analysis" (of Connecticut Light and Power's AMI Deployment Proposal), Docket 05-10-03, RE 01, Compliance Order No. 4, February 2011 (SGX warning: page loads very slowly!)

"Case Study of Smart Meter System Deployment: Recommendations for Ensuring Ratepayer Benefits", Division of Ratepayer Advocates, CPUC, March 2012

Surveys of the Smart Grid Market:

Black & Veatch's Surveys of the Electric, Natural Gas, and Water Industries, June 2012

Black & Veatch's 2012 Electric Utility Report -- pages 48 to 54, Kevin Cornish

West Monroe Partners Summary of NRECA Survey presented at Municipal Smart Grid Summit, June 2012

Energy Infrastructure:

Interview of Laura Ipsen, SVP, Cisco, by smartplanet: "Smart grid success requires infotech, energy tech savvy", by Andrew Nusca, July 12, 2010

SCE‐Cisco‐IBM Team, "Smart Grid Reference Architecture. Volume 1. Using Information and Communication Services to Support a Smarter Grid", July 14, 2011

Cisco White Paper, "Gridonomics -- An Introduction to the Factors Shaping Electric Industry Transformation", 2011

“Failure to Act -- The Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Electricity Infrastructure”, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Economic Development Research Group (Boston), April 2011

"Report Card for American Infrastructure -- Energy", American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009

T&D World's Summary of Pike Research: "Electricity Transmission infrastructure Investment to Exceed $600 Billion by 2020", July 2010

"Systemic Risks in the Electric Power Industry?", Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, December 2011

DOE Data on Electric Power Delivery Infrastructure, February 2006

Harris & Williams White Paper: "Transmission & Distribution Infrastructure", Summer 2010

Smart Grid-Caused Power System Instabilities

Ralph Masiello, Fellow, IEEE; Farnaz Farzan, Jessica Harrison, Kristie DeIulii, "Markets 3.0 -  The Impact on Market Behavior of the Integrated Demand Side Resources", DRAFT IEEE Paper, KEMA, 2012

Mardavij Roozbehani, Munther Dahleh, and Sanjoy Mitter (MIT, MIT-Masdar Institute, Siemens), "On the Stability of Wholesale Electricity Markets under Real-Time Pricing", 49th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Dec. 15-17, 2010, Atlanta, GA

Other References

"Smart Grid Costs Hard to Recover, Utilities Say", Jeff St.John's blog, GreenTechMedia, June 2012

IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter: "Impasse Over Cost Recovery Stymies Grid Modernization in Illinois", November 2012 "Judge Backhands ComEd, Which May Be Forced to Install Smart Meters", November 27, 2012

Mercom Capital Group: "Smart Grid VC Funding Shows Signs of Life", Q4, 2012

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