south america

Eletrobras Selected Cisco for Brazil Smart Grid Project

  • Posted on: 17 May 2015
  • By: chw staff

Eletrobras, a major Brazilian utility has selected Cisco’s FAN (Field Area Network) technology for a BRL $1.2 million project funded by the World Bank. The Energia+ project will cover the states of Acre, Rondonia, Piaui, Amazonas, Alagoas and Roraima.  The aim is to help Eletrobras to improve operational efficiency and control of non-technical losses, which is as high as 22 per cent in some areas.

Landis+Gyr Won Largest Smart Grid Contract in South America History

  • Posted on: 21 December 2014
  • By: chw staff

Landis+Gyr has further solified its position in the South American smart grid market by partnering with Brazilian electricity utility Light in a five year contract worth approximately R$750 million ($313 million USD).  The agreement is the largest smart grid project in South American history; under the agreement Landis+Gyr will supply, implement its Gridstream smart grid solution with operation and maintenance of the system.

Worldwide Smart Grid Market to Surpass $400 Billion by 2020

  • Posted on: 20 August 2013
  • By: chw staff

In a new report examining the global deployment of smart grid technologies and services from the perspective of growth and market share, GTM Research is expecting Smart Grid Market to Surpass $400 Billion Worldwide by 2020. The report looks at the trend of the smart grid market for the next seven years (2013-2020). GTM are predicting an average compound annual growth rate of over 8%, with China being the largest smart grid market in the world, accounting for over 24% of the global market.

Mexico and the World Smart Grid Market

  • Posted on: 29 July 2013
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The smart grid market is expected to be a major growth area over this decade to 2020, based on research done by Navigant Research.  In their report titled “Smart Grid Technologies”, they expect the smart grid market to worth $73 Billion in annual revenue by the year 2020 from today’s $13 Billion. Another interesting prediction is that Mexico smart grid market alone will worth about 10 per cent of world the world’s annual revenue.

South America Smart Grid Market Forecast (2013-2023)

  • Posted on: 11 June 2013
  • By: chw staff

According to a report entitled “South America Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2013-2023) Volume II “ from Northeast Group, the cumulatively spend on smart grid in South America is expected to reach $49.8 billion by 2023.  This spending will be allocated across the five segments of advanced metering infrastructure (or "smart meters"), distribution automation, wide area measurement, home energy management and information technology.