One of the major drivers in this market is the increasing need for grid connection and management systems. In line with the Chinese government's plans, the SGCC and CSG are initiating steps to develop smart grids in China. The smart grid initiative of the SGCC, which commenced in 2011, will continue till 2020.
In recent years, the steadily growing population, higher living standards, and rapid industrialization have had a negative impact on the environment and the ecosystem. Consequently, the Chinese government has increased its focus on environmental issues such as GHG emissions and global warming. One of the major trends being witnessed in the Smart Grid market in China is the initiatives being taken by the government to reduce GHG. China has identified fossil fuel-based power generation as one of the major sources of GHG and has therefore induced various power plants to take steps to reduce these emissions. It has also shifted its focus to cleaner energy generation technologies. Consequently, an increase in investments in clean and RE power generation will boost the growth of the market since the RE sector is an integral part of the Smart Grid market in China.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in this market is the high susceptibility of smart grids to cyber attacks. The software used in smart grids is highly susceptible to the threat of virus attacks and mishandling by engineers or operators.
The main information control system in smart grids is exposed to security threats because of the regular usage of the internet and access through points for electrical and communication lines.
The key vendors dominating this market space are:
- ABB Group
- Alstom SA
- GE Energy
- Schneider Electric Co.
Key Topics Covered:
01. Executive Summary
02. Scope of the Report
03. Market Research Methodology
04. List of Abbreviations
06. Market Landscape
06.1 Global Smart Grid Market
06.2 Smart Grid Investment by Region 2012
06.3 Smart Grid Market in China
06.4 Five Forces Analysis
07. Market Segmentation by Technology
07.1 Smart Grid Market in China by Technology 2012-2016 07.2 Smart Grid Market in China by Smart T&D Equipment 07.3 Smart Grid Market in China by Communication and Wireless Infrastructure 07.4 Smart Grid Market in China by Software and Hardware 07.5 Smart Grid Market in China by Sensors
07.6 Smart Grid Market in China by Smart Meters
08. Buying Criteria
09. Market Growth Drivers
10. Drivers and their Impact
11. Market Challenges
12. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
13. Market Trends
14. Trends and their Impact
15. Vendor Landscape
16. Key Vendor Analysis
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