11 Apr '12, 8pm

Worldwide Smart Grid Spending to Hit $46 Billion in 2015

Smart grid projects are growing at a rapid pace around the world. Government and privately-owned utilities are both deploying smart meters and other smart infrastructure to help with balancing power supply with demand, especially as more renewable energy projects are connected to the grid. A new report by IDC Energy Insights puts a pretty large number on that growth: $46.4 billion in 2015, a spending increase of 17.4 percent over 2010. Asia will see the greatest growth by 2015, with spending expected to increase by 33.7 percent. Backing that up, another recent report stated that China was set to spend $100 billion on smart grid infrastructure over the next five years, including the deployment of 300 million smart meters by 2015. This is great news as up to a quarter of the country's wind energy projects have yet to be connected to the grid. Increasing investment in smart g...

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