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The smart grid has experienced tremendous growth and market penetration since its inception. Worldwide deployments have allowed for the creation of a more efficient and reliable energy system. Growth ...

The smart grid has experienced tremendous growth and market penetration since its inception. Worldwide deployments have allowed for the creation of a more efficient and reliable energy system. Growth has been achieved by individual utilities in many different areas of the electrical grid. These deployments have allowed utilities to make improvements in the optimal way for them, whether in transmission and distribution, communications, metering, or in other ways. Numerous vendors have entered the smart grid marketplace to meet this need. Companies such as SUBNET Solutions, S&C Electric Company, Trilliant, Freescale Semiconductor, AT&T, and Cooper Power Systems have played a significant role, as they have introduced products and services that have revolutionized smart grid deployments. These innovative products and services are currently shaping the development of the smart grid worldwide and will continue to develop the smart grid through 2013.

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    • SMART GRID INSIGHTS OCTOBER 2012 SMARTGRIDRESEARCH.ORG INTELLIGENT RESEARCH FOR AN INTELLIGENT MARKETTM STANDARD SMART GRID MARKETPLACE: WHEREINTELLIGENCE BY ZPRYME | ZPRYME.COM© 2012 ZPRYME RESEARCH & CONSULTING, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ARE WE NOW?
    • Table of ContentsSmart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? .................... 2U.S. Driving Innovation ............................................................... 2Global Shape of the Smart Grid .............................................. 3Where Will 2013 Take Us? .......................................................... 4Q&A: Thought Leaders .............................................................. 7 SUBNET Solutions...................................................................... 7 S&C Electric Company .......................................................... 7 Trilliant ....................................................................................... 8 Freescale Semiconductor ..................................................... 9 AT&T ........................................................................................ 10 Cooper Power Systems ........................................................ 11Special thanks to SUBNET Solutions, S&C Electric Company, Trilliant,Freescale Semiconductor, AT&T, and Cooper Power Systems forparticipating in this Zpryme report.1 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? of the smart grid. Other firms, such as Trilliant, have worked with different deployments around the world, becoming aThe smart grid has experienced tremendous growth and global leader when it comes to smart grid implementation.market penetration since its inception. Worldwide Still other American companies, such as AT&T, have beendeployments have allowed for the creation of a more able to use competencies developed in other industries toefficient and reliable energy system. Growth has been serve the needs of the smart grid.achieved by individual utilities in many different areas ofthe electrical grid. These deployments have allowed Total U.S. Smart Meters Installed, 2007 - 2011 (in millions) - figure 1utilities to make improvements in the optimal way for Source: U.S. EIA, form EIA-861 Data, 2007 - 2011 (file 8)them, whether in transmission and distribution,communications, metering, or in other ways. Numerous 35 33.0vendors have entered the smart grid marketplace to meet 30this need. Companies such as S&C Electric Company,Trilliant, Freescale Semi-Conductor, AT&T, and Cooper 25Power Systems have played a significant role, as they 20.2have introduced products and services that have 20revolutionized smart grid deployments. These innovative 15products and services are currently shaping the 9.6development of the smart grid worldwide and will 10continue to develop the smart grid through 2013. 4.5 5 2.4U.S. Driving Innovation 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011Thanks to many progressive utilities, innovative UScompanies, and the Smart Grid stimulus program, the total S&C Electric Company, located in Chicago, IL, has overnumber of smart meters in the US increased from 2.4 million 100 years of experience in the electrical power market,in 2007 to 33.0 million in 2011 (see figure 1). with over 20 years of distribution automation experience. The firm provides "integrated systems leveraging intelligentUS firms are helping to facilitate the development of the devices‖.1 The firm has introduced self-healing productssmart grid today by providing innovative products and and participated in energy storage pilot projects, as wellservices. These firms are introducing revolutionary as manufactured integrated circuits that will improve theproducts in all facets of the smart grid marketplace. security of the smart grid as a whole. In 2012, the firmCompanies such as S&C Electric Company have been increased the maximum voltage range, thus expandingable to utilize pilot projects to influence the development 1 www.sandc.com/solutions/smart-grid.asp2 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • the application range, of their IntelliRupter system. Their experience in the telephone market to offer progressivetechnology has actively shaped the face of todays smart and innovative products to the international smart gridgrid deployment in places like Chattanooga, TN, where market, thus influencing the development of the smartthe IntelliRupter is expected to reduce outage durations grid.by at least 40%. In fact, Chattanooga has been hailed asa success story, where implementing a smart grid has Global Shape of the Smart Gridallowed for increased economic growth, a reducednumber of power outages, and a more reliable grid, One of the most developed regions of the world is Europe.creating "the countrys most automated smart grid of its Europes deployment has been driven by EU directives andsize."2 sustainability goals. The 3rd Energy Package, for example, establishes the joint goal of 80% automation of electricAnother American firm that has offered innovative meters by 2020.4 However, individual nations are able toproducts and services for the smart grid market is Trilliant, design the best way for them to fulfill these goals. This hasbased in Redwood City, CA. Trilliant leads the industry with created a varied degree of deployment, with someits communications platform, which integrates ―disparate countries significantly more advanced than others. Thesystems‖ into a unified whole. Trilliant has partnered with Netherlands announced 100% smart meter deployment bynumerous firms worldwide, allowing Trilliant to expand 2012. Norway is currently installing smart meters for 2.6internationally. Trilliant has learned from these experiences million customers by 2013.5 In Italy, smart meters haveand continually improves their product offering, thus been deployed to a large degree and demonstrationdriving innovation of the smart grid communications projects have focused on medium-voltage distributionmarket. In addition, by working with firms around the lines, advanced network management and automation.world, Trilliants products are being used by utilities Spain is replacing every electrical meter with smart meters,worldwide, thus shaping the development of the smart as well as deploying advanced meter management bygrid in different nations around the world.3 2015.6 Although each nation designs its deployment with its own goals in mind, each nation is also focusing on aAT&T has been able to influence the development of the more efficient grid, both for their nation and for Europe assmart grid worldwide. AT&T originally focused on the a whole.telephone industry, then refined their services to serve thesmart grid. AT&T has innovatively created the AT&Twireless mesh network, utilized by utilities around the worldtoday. AT&T has been able to successfully leverage its 4 smartgridsherpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/smart-grid-developments_end-of- 2011-status.pdf 52 www.pennenergy.com/index/power/display/4505629223/articles/electric-light- www.netl.doe.gov/smartgrid/referenceshelf/whitepapers/AMI%20White%20paper%20finpower/smart- al%20021108%20(2)%20APPROVED_2008_02_12.pdfgrid/2012/April/S_C_Electric_Co___EPB__DOE_reach_smart_grid_installation_milestone.ht 6ml ses.jrc.ec.europa.eu/sites/ses/files/documents/smart_grid_projects_in_europe_lessons_le3 www.trilliantinc.com/ arned_and_current_developments.pdf3 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • North America has also begun deployment of their smart Brazil is leading smart grid deployment in South America.grid. In the US, individual utilities have improved their Brazils energy grid was plagued by non-technical losses.section of the overall energy grid. Several utilities have The nation realized the potential for smart gridreached full deployment of smart meters, while others improvements, but a lack of a deployment plan andhave improved transmission and distribution, infrastructure, regulatory standards have stalled deployment efforts.and more. Austin Energy has completed its deployments However, utilities have begun smart grid installations inof all smart meters. San Diego Electric and Gas has their respective segments, with 185 current R&D projects,upgraded over 95% of its transmission and distribution including the Smart Grid Joint Strategic R&D Program,system, improved automation, and pioneered time of use whose objective is to draft a National Deployment Planpricing. with a focus on smart meters, distribution automation, EVs, communications and distributed generation.Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OGE) has implementedvolt/VAR improvements, advanced capacitors, and Chile and Argentina, as well as other South Americanremote controls. Each utility is free to research and nations have not begun deployments. Currently, all ofdetermine the most appropriate improvement for their South America is suffering from an aging infrastructure thatgrid. As in Europe, the largest area for improvement has will require improvements in the near future.8been AMI and the installation of smart meters. However,unlike Europe, the prime motivation has been profit based, Where Will 2013 Take Us?with utilities realizing that making improvements can lowercost, increase revenue, and create a higher profit margin. WorldwideAsia is also in full deployment mode as China has become 2013 will build on the experience and successes of smartthe largest smart grid market in the world. The State Grid grid deployments to date. Wide-scale EuropeanCorporation of China initiated 11 pilot projects in 2011, deployment will continue at a rapid rate until 2020 due toincluding 19 distribution automation systems, 67 smart the EU directives and the time line they established. In thesubstations, and 50 million smart meters, with the goal of US, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and300 million smart meters deployed my 2020. In addition, other incentives will expire in 2013. Utilities will either utilizeState Grid Corporation of China has begun deploying profits to pay for further improvements, or improvementsmicrogrids to connect isolated sections of the network.7 are likely to stall without further assistance. Chinas effortsOther Asian nations are also beginning deployments, but have been guided by 5 year plans, which will continue toare observing Chinas progress before beginning guide deployment efforts in the foreseeable future. Thesewidespread advancements. improvements will continue to focus on improving efficiency and reliability of the Chinese grid. Brazil will also7 www.hispanicbusiness.com/2012/9/11/china_leads_smart_grid_market_through.htm 8 www.renewgridmag.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.69404 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • continue to advance its smart grid deployment, but a lack will focus on creating products that are able to be utilizedof binding authority on deployment by governmental worldwide, with other products. This will also allow vendorsagencies will prevent widespread efforts. However, other to focus on creating competitive advantage, and offercountries in Asia and South America will continue to superior products and services. In addition, vendors willobserve deployment efforts by their larger counterparts take advantage of favorable trade negotiations such asbefore committing to making improvements. Over the through APEC and NATO, and create positive economicnext 5 years, favorable trade agreements in these areas, growth for the firm and their nation.such as those enacted by APEC and through NATO, willencourage deployments in these areas. Demand ResponseBusiness Cases In addition, 2013 will also bring advances in demand response technology. Smart meter deployment hasWorldwide, smart grid deployments will increase the reached a point where it has enabled furthernumber of business cases. The business cases will be advancements. Real time analytics can determine usageaimed at cost justification and comparing/evaluating and allow utilities to better match energy supply withdifferent technologies. The information in the cases will energy demand. The ability to provide demand responsebe derived from the years of analytical data obtained will consist of time of use pricing plans, including havingsince smart meter deployments began. Advanced peak vs non-peak pricing. In addition, energy storage willanalytics programs and meter data management systems be further incorporated into the smart grid and allow for ahave been collecting the smart meter data and are now reduction in costs, by providing spinning reserves, voltageable to evaluate the long term effects, determine the and frequency regulation, and back-up sources of power.most effective smart grid deployment efforts, calculate This will allow utilities to further incorporate demandthe actual cost and savings from each method of response programs by providing for the time shifting ofdeployment, and include costs and benefits that were not energy. Utilities will then be able to supply powerincluded in initial projections. This information will then be produced during off-peak periods to be used during peakused to guide utilities that have not begun deployments times.and determine the most effective ways to maximizeprofits, as well as allow utilities to make less expensive Optimizationinvestments. Finally, 2013 will also allow utilities to focus on optimization.Interoperability Information can be received in real time and be used to guide business decisions. Modeling can allow utilities to2013 will also focus on interoperability. As more vendors determine the most effective smart grid deploymentwork worldwide, and create innovative systems that are options and guide future decisions. In the US, the ARRAintertwined, open standards will be a key focus. Vendors and other incentives will expire, eliminating federal funds5 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • for smart grid improvements. Therefore, profits must beused in the most efficient way. Utilities will begin to focuson cost justification, return on investment and paybackperiods before making business decisions. In addition,several parts of Europe have significant deployment andare also looking for ways to maximize their investments.Therefore, the focus on smart grid deployments willchange, focusing more on leveraging technology fromprevious deployments with cost effective, low capitalsolutions. Cloud based products and services will thusgarner attention, as will products that improve thefunctionality of current products, improve the security ofproducts and services, and improve the capabilities of thecurrent grid without incurring high costs.Overall, the introduction of long-term business cases willjustify the expense of smart grid deployments, improvedinterconnection of products will offer utilities a largerproduct and service selection, demand response pricingoptions will offer better reliability and efficiency of the grid,and optimization focus will allow the smart grid to befurther developed without incurring large capitalrequirements. In 2013, the smart grid will continue to buildon the successes and learn from the failures of previoussmart grid deployments. The smart grid will continue to bedeveloped throughout the world, guided by goals anddirectives, while allowing utilities and nations to guide theirown deployment efforts. The innovation of the smart gridhas been led by US firms, and will continue to be, asfavorable international trade agreements will encourageinnovation, as well as create competitive advantagebased on their successes and strengths of deploymentefforts to date.6 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • Q&A: Thought Leaders electrical utilities industry. Today, some utilities are voluntarily securing their critical cyber assets and for others, NERC CIP legislation is forcing them to make security a priority. Regardless, protecting theSUBNET Solutions smart grid from cyber-attacks to ensure a secure and reliable source of energy to homes andBrian Neufeld businesses will continue to be an important topic inVice President of Marketing 2012. Utilities that proactively put infrastructures and policies in place to protect substation devices[ZP] What new smart grid technologies and/or initiatives from attacks will be more competitive and reliableshould we expect from your company in ’12? in the coming years than utilities ignoring the reality and trying to get by with the bare minimum. SUBNET continuously strives to evolve its unified grid intelligence philosophy which focuses on creating S&C Electric Company a vendor-agnostic substation architecture and holistic approach to how data securely moves Mike Edmonds from substation devices through to enterprise Vice President, Strategic Solutions business intelligence systems. In 2012 SUBNET will enhance its automated password management [ZP] What new smart grid technologies and/or initiatives and remote IED access control solutions for should we expect from your company in ’12? substation devices. These solutions help utilities comply with NERC CIP legislation by creating a This year, S&C will increase the maximum voltage more secure and reliable system. SUBNET will also rating—and thus expand the application range— build upon its solution to help utilities manage the of our IntelliRupter®, which features innovative configuration of substation devices through the pulseclosing technology, as well as release SUBNET PowerSYSTEM Center configuration TripSaver™ II, our cutout-mounted single phase management application. recloser with programmable TCC curves.[ZP] How does your company foresee the global Smart S&C is also developing new software that will allowGrid taking shape in ’12; what’s important; what’s at stake? utilities to further advance self-healing grids, improve grid efficiency, and maximize benefits Cyber Security continuous to play a significant role from distributed stored energy resources. As part of in the Smart Grid, particularly within the the complete smart grid solutions that S&C offers to transmission and distribution segment of the the industry, our services business has launched a7 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • 24/7 network operations center that will support changes in grid conditions have a huge impact on S&C customers around the world with monitoring power reliability and efficiency. I expect business important equipment installed on utility distribution cases will show that grid-based devices need more grids, utility communication systems and power attention than they‘ve received to date. quality solutions installed at renewable energy plants and critical power users. Also, energy storage policy needs much work. There are cases where regulations dictate that S&C has spent considerable time developing the storage cannot be used to store cheap energy systems that integrate distributed intelligence into and discharge it at peak. The role of storage to centralized control systems. As part of our progress enable this two-way ‗ebb and flow‘ of power—by toward Layered Intelligence™ Smart Grid Solutions, improving reliability, enabling peak shaving and we have been working with Alstom Grid to peak shifting, regulating grid frequency and continue work on developing hybrid solutions voltage—has yet to be fully valued in many where fast action from devices embedded out on jurisdictions, which means the returns allowed on the grid is fully integrated with overall policy from stored energy investments don‘t match the true centralized systems. value provided by this technology. However, it‘s not all doom and gloom. Finally, electrical power[ZP] How does your company foresee the global Smart engineering has become glamorous, which willGrid taking shape in ’12; what’s important; what’s at stake? hopefully attract and inspire the next generation of engineers. The smart grid requires improved business cases to justify the improvements. We‘ll see work in that Trilliant area around distribution automation and energy storage applications. Part of the process of Sonita Lontoh developing improved business cases should be Head of Corporate Marketing ensuring that grid reliability in the U.S. at least matches the rest of the world. Power quality and [ZP] What new Smart Grid technologies and/or initiatives reliability are critical for communities to be should we expect from your company in ’12? competitive on the global market. I expect these business cases will also better evaluate the role to As the smart grid goes global, Trilliant and partners be played by different smart grid technologies. have and will continue to add an impressive list of Advanced meters, for instance, are often equated leading global partners and customers. For with a smart grid. Although there‘s clearly a role for example, together with GE Energy, Trilliant is advanced meters to play, devices installed out on collaborating on a smart grid research project the grid that can take action in response to8 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • with AES Electropaulo to increase reliability and implement various applications, ranging from empower consumers in Sao Paulo, Brazils largest advanced metering, to distribution automation, to city; Trilliant is also helping Ecuador‗s Electrica de consumer applications. Guayaquil (EDG) invest in Automated Meter Infrastructure (AMI) to improve efficiency and Freescale Semiconductor reliability in what is currently considered the largest smart grid project in Latin America. Recently, Derek Phillips Trilliant partnered with ELO to expand access to Marketing smarter energy in Latin America. In Asia Pacific, (Smart Energy Segment, Residential) Trilliant is working on an innovative smart grid pilot with TNBR, wholly-owned research arm of Malaysia‘s largest utility TNB. Look for more Trilliant [ZP] What new Smart Grid technologies and/or initiatives announcements with global leading utilities in 2012. should we expect from your company in ’12? To further expand on this global momentum, Trilliant has expanded our presence in Europe, Asia, 2012 started with Freescale‘s pre-paid meter and Latin America. With headquarters in Silicon announcement and through the year we will invest Valley and presence around the world, Trilliant is in our metering portfolio including higher the true embodiment of a global smart grid performance, higher resolution analog signal company. acquisition, and more security. In addition, we will continue to advance our solutions for last mile communications and data concentrators. To[ZP] How does your company foresee the global Smart augment both our metering and home energyGrid taking shape in ’12; what’s important; what’s at stake? management solutions, we look forward to offering new solutions for ZigBee® SEP 2.0 that will Trilliant sees Europe, Asia and Latin America to be complement our ZigBee SE 1.1 and ZigBee HA places where the Smart Grid will take off in 2012 products. With a 15 year longevity program and and beyond. What is important is having solutions proven quality, Freescale‘ s smart energy solutions that help utilities in these regions solve business will also be promoted in utility and substation problems. It‗s not just about the technology, but automation as well as distribution network also about helping utilities solve real-world communication. problems. Utilities around the world operate in different regulatory structures and environments and have different business drivers. What is [ZP] How does your company foresee the global Smart important is having the expertise and flexible end- Grid taking shape in ’12; what’s important; what’s at stake? to-end platform solutions that can help these utilities solve their business problems and9 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • Per the space in general, we see the smart meter Throughout the year, we intend to continue market continuing its growth throughout the world forming relationships with key industry players to bringing with it the need for data concentrators, further strengthen the AT&T smart grid ecosystem. neighborhood area networks and the systems to We‘ll also look to the development of more ―smart tie it all together. In the North American markets applications‖ for analyzing meter data and and beyond, more smart meters will be enabled to improving utility efficiency. provide communication into the home. We anticipate this could kick start the demand for [ZP] How does your company foresee the global Smart connected devices inside the home. Whether Grid taking shape in ’12; what’s important; what’s at stake? connected to the meter or not, we see more connected thermostats, appliances and lock sets Over the last several years, we‘ve seen strong coming to market and starting to tie home energy demand for smart grid solutions – and we expect management with a broader theme around that trend to continue in 2012. As more and more efficiency, convenience and security. utility providers adopt smart grids, I believe that we‘ll see continued development of innovativeAT&T applications and devices to support efficient energy use. We expect that the cloud will take onEd Davalos a more critical role in the smart grid space forDirector, Product Management hosting metering data and applications.(Utility/Smart Grid – Mobility) With these developments, utilities and smart grid providers will also be able to provide greater insight[ZP] What new Smart Grid technologies and/or initiatives and education to consumers on their energyshould we expect from your company in ’12? usage. I imagine that 2012 will present many opportunities for people to reduce consumption, In 2012, we plan to focus our smart grid strategy on improve environmental sustainability and save providing end-to-end solutions for our utility money on their utility bills. customers – rather than simple connectivity. We initiated this effort in 2011 with the announcement of a resale agreement with SmartSynch, which enables us to offer an entire package of smart grid products and services – smart meters, data collection software and professional services – directly to our utility customers from AT&T.10 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
    • Cooper Power Systems and Cooper Power Systems has been directly involved for many years in these activities and projects across our product lines. Over the past fewTom Pitstick years, consumer-facing projects such asVice President Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) andEnergy Automation Systems Business Unit Demand Response (DR) have garnered much of the attention of analysts and politicians. While[ZP] What new Smart Grid technologies and/or initiatives these applications are very important andshould we expect from your company in ’12? continue to deliver substantial value for utility customers, we are starting to see more balance in Cooper Power Systems will continue to invest in our the discussions to include grid automation,‖ said Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Demand Tom Pitstick, vice president, energy automation Response (DR), and grid automation solutions with solutions business unit of Cooper Power Systems. a number of interesting new products and product improvements being launched in 2012. Our solutions aren‘t new to the market. They are field- proven and installed at hundreds of utilities around the world. We are also unique in the industry in our expertise and ability to provide solutions that span from system studies and analysis through to the apparatus, software, and communications that improve reliability and power quality on the grid. We are also the only AMI vendor with true, best-in- class demand response and distribution automation expertise,‖ explained Tom Pitstick, vice president, energy automation solutions business unit of Cooper Power Systems.[ZP] How does your company foresee the global SmartGrid taking shape in ’12; what’s important; what’s atstake? The Smart Grid isn‘t new; it‘s a new word for what‘s been an ongoing trend to automate the electric grid over the past few decades,11 [STANDARD] ZPRYME SMART GRID INSIGHTS Smart Grid Marketplace: Where Are We Now? | October 2012Copyright © 2012 Zpryme Research & Consulting, LLC All rights reserved. www.zpryme.com | www.smartgridresearch.org
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