The global power and utilities sector is undergoing significant transformation, which is challenging traditional business models, and paving way for new technologies. In all major developed economies, utility companies face a tough operating environment, and this is resulting in several new business models that are mainly based on technological advancements and customer services.
Electricity transmission grid, historically a regulated and traditionally run entity, is also moving in the same direction, and adopting several new technologies, such as Smart, energy storage, and high voltage capacity corridors. Evolution is mostly seen in developed regions with a mature power and utility sector, such as Germany, the UK and the US. However, developing economies too are looking to leapfrog to new models, and currently building plans for the future. The global smart grid market is considered as the grid of the future and is pegged at US$70 billion by 2023.