Research and Markets: Cloud Computing – Key Enabler of Smart Grid

August 5, 2011 Off By Hoofer
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Research and Markets has announced the addition of GlobalData ‘s new report "Cloud Computing – Key Enabler of Smart Grid" to their offering…


Cloud Computing – Key Enabler of Smart Grid provides an analysis of the different factors that would position cloud computing as a key enabler of smart grid. Cloud computing is a dynamic solution where IT capabilities like hardware, software or services are provided through the internet. The need for large scale real-time computing, communication, transfer and storage of data generated by smart grid technologies is expected to be addressed by cloud computing services. The flexibility and scalability of storing and processing large amounts of data and cost savings are some of the major benefits of using cloud solutions for smart grid applications. Cloud computing facilities are offered as private clouds, public clouds or hybrid clouds. The report discusses how cost efficiency, flexibility and existing capabilities of cloud computing can help in development of smart grid despite concerns related to cyber security and data privacy.


  • Market prospect of cloud computing service providers in smart grid industry
  • Key drivers of market growth for cloud computing service providers in smart grid
  • Stake holders in utility cloud computing service industry for smart grid
  • Key barrier to development of cloud computing in utility service industry

Reasons to Buy:

  • Identify key growth and investment opportunities for cloud computing in smart grid sector
  • Gain insight on the industry’s growth potential
  • Developing strategies for market penetration
  • Facilitate decision-making based on upcoming market developments in the smart grid sector

Key Topics Covered:

1 Tables of Contents

2 Summary

3 Cloud Computing – Key Enabler of Smart Grid

3.1 Need for Maintaining Large Data by Utilities will Create Demand for Cloud Computing

3.1.1 Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)/Meter Data Management (MDM) Systems

3.1.2 Transmission and Distribution Management Systems

3.1.3 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Application

3.1.4 Demand Response Systems

3.1.5 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Application

3.2 Advantage of Scalability and Flexibility in Cloud Computing for Smart Grid to Benefit Power Utilities

3.3 Cost Benefits to Drive Cloud Computing in Smart Grids

3.4 Realizing Full Potential of Unused Systems through Cloud Computing will Benefit Utilities

3.5 Cloud Computing Capabilities of IT and Telecom players will Support the Growth of Cloud Computing in Smart Grid

3.6 Cyber Security and Performance Concerns may Hamper the Growth Prospect of Cloud Computing in Smart Grid

4 Appendix

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