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The smart grid is poised to forever alter the way will live, work and play. It’s ushering the energy industry into an era of increased availability, reliability and efficiency. At the same time, the global market for grid-connected energy storage systems is fast expanding. With these changes, though, come many unknowns.

Learn about the latest developments in the energy storage and smart grid markets via our detailed and accurate research across all key segments of the industry.

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Presenting a wide-ranging detailed examination of the market for energy storage systems across all key global segments of the industry. Databases and reports cover small and large-scale renewable integration, grid support, and behind-the-meter storage.
Providing a detailed and accurate view across all key areas of the growing market for energy storage in North America. Regularly updated, detailed forecasts for the industry are accompanied by reports, databases and insights to help provide additional detail on key topics and market segments.
This service provides the most comprehensive research in the industry on smart utility meters; investigating the most important trends, drivers, and challenges affecting the current and future market for metering solutions.


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  • David Green, Susanne Cumberland | January 24, 2019
    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) shows IoT adoption in utilities is really strong, despite initial concern over which connectivity technology would win the market. The 2019 IoT in Utilities Topical Report discusses how IoT fits into the smart metering market and introduces the Total Cost of Ownership (TCoO).
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  • Camron Barati, Julian Jansen | January 09, 2019
    The US battery energy storage industry continues to build momentum, with another record year in 2018. This report summarizes the past year of project, policy, and market developments, as well as our latest outlook.
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  • Alex Kaplan, David Green | December 24, 2018
    This is the 2018 version of the industry standard market report on the global market for heat meters. The report features the market sizing, forecasts and market shares for the global market and by numerous market segmentations.
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  • Julian Jansen, Camron Barati | February 07, 2019
    A detailed database of planned and completed energy storage projects, along with details of the timings and key companies involved.
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  • Julian Jansen, Mike Longson | February 05, 2019
    This database presents detailed information regarding all planned and completed energy storage system (ESS) installations and the companies that are involved in these projects. The extensive database of projects provides a unique datasource to analyse real activity in the energy storage market, including the requirements of the ESS in each grid interconnection location and which technologies are being deployed to provide these services. It also presents company profiles for companies active in this market and can be used to identify what companies are leading in installations in each key region.
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  • Sam Wilkinson, Julian Jansen, Mike Longson | November 12, 2018
    The IHS Grid-Connected Energy Storage Market Tracker provides detailed analysis and forecasts of this fast growing market. The market is segmented by siting, by region and by technology, with ten year forecasts presented for all major market segments. The forecasts are updated twice per year.
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  • David Green, Alex Kaplan | February 15, 2019
    This presentation is a review of the 2019 DistribuTECH conference. This year the show took place in New Orleans, Lousiana and was attended by David Green and Alex Kaplan from the IHS Markit Smart Utilities Infrastructure team.
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  • Vienna, Austria
    Susanne Cumberland, David Green, Alex Kaplan, Sam Wilkinson | November 16, 2018
    This presentation is a review of the 2018 European Utility Week event. The brief covers the main topics of the show: meter hardware, communication technologies, IoT, and energy storage and solar power.
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  • Are EV makers putting the cart before the horse?
    Julian Jansen | July 03, 2018
    On 20 June 2018, IHS Markit Associate Director Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles from the Chemicals group presented at the Intersolar / EES Europe Conference in Munich, Germany. It addresses the questions of how the supply and demand of battery cells for the automotive and stationary energy storage industries is developing.
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    Sam Wilkinson is a Associate Director for the Solar and Energy Storage Research group at IHS Markit.

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