Smart Grid Policy Handbook 2013: Major Government Policies, Regulations and Incentives

Published: July 2013
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This is the latest policy report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information on major policies governing smart grid market in major countries.


  • The report provides a comprehensive coverage of key smart grid initiatives and policies for the following countries: the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, EU, Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia.
  • This report provides details on these major topics such as advanced metering infrastructure, microgrid, smart cities, net metering, time of use pricing, communication protocol for smart grid, important agencies dealing with smart grid, EV and EMS, wherever possible for each of the countries.
  • The smart grid technology, benefits, international associations and standards are also covered in the report under the global section.
  • A comparison of major smart grid policies and government support provided for smart grid initiatives among the sixteen countries covered in the report is also provided.

Reasons To Buy

  • The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner. It will allow you to:
  • Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about policy decisions being taken on smart grid by different markets.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in exploiting the smart grid market.
  • Compare the level of support provided to different smart grid technology in different countries.
  • Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of insights on the future opportunities and critical success factors in the smart grid market.
  • Be ahead of competition by keeping yourself abreast of all the latest policy changes.

Smart Grid Policy Handbook 2013: Major Government Policies, Regulations and Incentives

1 Table of Contents 2

1.1 List of Tables 4
1.2 List of Figures 4

2 Executive Summary 5
2.1 European Union Driving Smart Grid Investment in Europe 5
2.2 US, Canada, Japan and the UK Lead Smart Grid Policy Support 5
2.3 Smart Grid Standards Development 6

3 Introduction 7
3.1 GlobalData Report Guidance 7

4 Smart Grid Framework 9
4.1 Smart Grid Technology 9
4.2 Smart Grid Benefits 12
4.3 Smart Grid International Association 15
4.4 Smart Grid Standards 17

5 North America, Major Smart Grids Policies and Incentives 20
5.1 The US 20
5.2 Canada 36
5.3 Mexico 45

6 South America, Major Smart Grid Policies and Incentives 48
6.1 Brazil 48

7 Europe, Major Smart Grid Policies and Incentives 53
7.1 EU 53
7.2 The UK 58
Germany 63
7.3 France 68
7.4 Spain 71

8 Asia- Pacific, Major Smart Grid Policies and Incentives 75
8.1 Japan 75
8.2 Australia 79
8.3 China 84
8.4 India 89
8.5 South Korea 99
8.6 Singapore 105

9 Middle East and Africa, Major Smart Grid Policies and Incentives 111
9.1 Saudi Africa 111
9.2 Saudi Arabia 115

10 Country Policy Comparison 118

11 Appendix 122
11.1 Definitions 122
11.2 Abbreviations 123
11.3 Bibliography 127
11.4 Coverage 132
11.5 Methodology 132
11.6 Contact Us 133
11.7 Disclaimer 133

List of Tables

Table 1: Smart Grid Standards, IEC standards 18
Table 2: Smart Grid Standards, IEEE standards 19
Table 3: US, State AMI Policy Status 23
Table 4: Smart Grid Policy, The US, Smart Grid Investment Grant Program, Total Investments, as of 31st March, 2013 26
Table 5: Smart Grid Policy, California, Self-Generation Incentive Program, 2012 27
Table 6: Massachusetts, Net Metering Class Definition 34
Table 7: Ontario, Feed-In Tariff (FIT), 2012 42
Table 8: Smart Grid Policy, EU, Microgrid Projects, 2010–2011 56
Table 9: Smart Grid Policy, France, Tax Bonus for Low Emission Vehicles, 2013 70
Table 10: NEDO International Project, As of 2012 76
Table 11: Net Metering Prices, 2012 78
Table 12: ISGF, Work Group functions, 2012 91
Table 13: Expected Programs and Estimated Incentives under the NSGM during the 12th Five Plan, 2012 95
Table 14: Singapore, Smart Grid Policy, Classification of demand response load facilities 110
Table 15: Saudi Arabia, Smart Grid Policy, Saudi Smart City List, 2012 117
Table 17: Abbreviations, 2013 124

List of Figures

Figure 1: Smart Grid Policy, Country Policy Comparison,2012 6
Figure 2: Smart Grid Policy, Country Policy Comparison 119

Published By: GlobalData
Product Code: GlobalData27779

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