Smart Metering & Smart Grids Market Research & Reporting
We completed research on several technology areas in the UK, France, Germany and Italy for a global technology company. This included Solar PV, Storage batteries, Electric Vehicles, Demand Response, Home Energy Management Systems, Time of Use Tariffs and Virtual Power Plants. The research covered market size, future growth opportunities, risks and issues.
Trade Association - We compiled reports for a trade association in 2013, to assist it in contributing to the debate about how the consumer challenges associated with smart grid development are addressed. The reports looked at the benefits Smart Grids are expected to deliver to domestic and non-domestic consumers, and how those benefits are effectively communicated to consumers. Engage worked closely with the trade association and its members to ensure that the reports met the brief and took into account collective views. This involved interviews, surveys and direct engagement with stakeholders (industry, regulatory bodies and representative consumer bodies) and also research based on our consultants experience in industry.
Energy Authority - Engage was commissioned by an energy authority to produce a research paper into the behavioural impacts of demand-side stimuli during international smart meter trials, particularly where these stimuli were used in combination with time-varying tariffs. The report collated, benchmarked and published the conclusions of the various methodologies and technologies that were used in international smart metering trials to measure customer behaviour impact. The stimuli covered included: IHDs; customer consumption information and profiles, both web-based and printed reports; plug-in displays on individual appliances; critical peak pricing alerts; and pre-payment metering. The report assisted the client in the design of their smart meter trials/pilots and ensured robust design and the identification of the most effective ways to influence customer response.
Energy Company - Provided an assessment of all relevant smart metering technologies for GB and Irish markets (including WAN, HAN, meters and IHDs). This covered key factors and standards for technology selection in GB. Provided a summary report of key considerations, decisions and conclusions of the GB Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP); and compared SMIP to the Irish Trials undertaken. Facilitated a workshop to aid the energy company in developing a consultation response to the CER on the national rollout of Smart Meters in the Irish Market.
Smart Metering Solutions Company - Compiled a smart metering market intelligence report to include: an overview of the GB market landscape; identification of the market participants; the identification of opportunities, risks and potential partners; a technical description of the GB market and a comparison of the company’s products and service specifications with the current smart metering technical specifications.
Global Technology Company - We completed research on several technology areas in the UK, France, Germany and Italy for a global technology company. This included Solar PV, Storage batteries, Electric Vehicles, Demand Response, Home Energy Management Systems, Time of Use Tariffs and Virtual Power Plants. The research covered market size, future growth opportunities, risks and issues.