northeast group, llc

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smart infrastructure market intelligence...

northeast group, llc is a market intelligence firm based in Washington, DC with expertise in the smart infrastructure and smart grid sectors. We analyze and forecast how smart infrastructure and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be deployed at utilities and in smart cities. We publish market research studies, datasets and offer custom research services.

Some of our clients include:

For more information on some of our market research and consulting engagements see the research and consulting sections of this website. Our research products are focused on smart infrastructure, smart grid and smart city opportunities globally. Consulting and custom research has completed a number of engagements with utilities, vendors and other clients.

 

client testimonials

"Northeast Group's market research covers a broad spectrum of topics at a level of detail, accuracy and thoroughness that I do not receive from other research firms, even those with more well-known names. Where others' work may be prone to being too high level or not comprehensive enough for our use, Northeast Group's research is of the highest quality."

- John D. McDonald, Director, Technical Strategy and Policy Development, GE Digital Energy

"In searching for market research covering our sector for emerging markets, we sampled many different studies from a number of providers. We found Northeast Group's research to be the most suitable."

- Dima Bassila, Marketing & Communications Manager, Networked Energy Services (NES)

"Northeast Group's Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook study provided Kamstrup with a detailed view of countries not covered by other research providers. Not only was it very high quality but it provided an in-depth analysis where others have provided only a high level view. The study really helped us a lot."

- Bo Jakobsen, Business Development Manager, Kamstrup

"Northeast Group's Middle East & North Africa Smart Grid: Market Forecast study was a very valuable resource for us. We learned a lot from the analysis and recommend that anyone who is interested in the MENA smart grid market should purchase it."

- Saifi Ismail, Business Development Director, Netcomm Wireless

"United States Smart Infrastructure: LED and Smart Street Lighting was a very good report that Bridgelux found extremely useful for our market research purposes. The analysis and graphical depictions of this analysis were particularly insightful for us."

- Manager, Corporate Strategy & Development, Bridgelux

"Northeast Group's Brazil Smart Grid report provided a very comprehensive but also focused, relevant, and timely analysis of Brazil's emerging smart grid industry. It helped us to quickly size the market, identify the key players, and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist."

- Director Business Management - Brazil, Jabil Inc.

"The research methodology and analysis provided by Northeast Group in the South America Smart Grid Market Forecast report gave us valuable insights into a rapidly developing region...Northeast Group produces quite useful reports, which are based on primary research incorporated with business acumen and industry knowledge."

- Bobbi Harris, Senior Manager - Strategic Marketing, Sensus

 

 

company news

October 3-5, 2017 - European Utility Week, Northeast Group in Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 26-28, 2017 - Smart Cities Connect, Northeast Group in Austin, Texas

June 11-14, 2017 - AWWA Conference, Northeast Group in Philadelphia, PA

May 23-25, 2017 - Asian Utility Week, Northeast Group in Bangkok, Thailand

May 10-11, 2017 - LIGHTFAIR International, Northeast Group in Philadelphia, PA

January 31-February 2, 2017 - DistribuTech, Northeast Group in San Diego, California

November 15-17, 2016 - European Utility Week, Northeast Group in Barcelona, Spain

August 22, 2016 - Harvard Kennedy School, Northeast Group is cited in publication "Using Streetlights to Strengthen Cities"

May 12, 2016 - United States Energy Association, Northeast Group delivered a briefing on smart grid infrastructure investment opportunities in emerging markets

October 13, 2015 - Business Insider quotes Northeast Group - "Our electric grids are equipped with a 'tsunami' of data, but they're still super vulnerable to storms"

September 15-17, 2015 - Smart Cities Week, Northeast Group was at the conference in Washington, DC

July 6, 2015 - CleanTechnica quotes Northeast Group - "Utility-provided special EV tariff rates becoming more common in US"

February 3-5, 2015 - DistribuTech, Northeast Group was at the conference in San Diego, California

July 27, 2014 - Christian Science Monitor quotes Northeast Group - "Gas price equivalent for electricity? 75 cents."

September 19, 2013 - Forbes quotes Northeast Group - "With Annual Losses Estimated At $14 Billion, It's Time To Get Smarter About Water"

September 16, 2013 - Bloomberg quotes Northeast Group - "Smart-Water Tech May Save Countries $12.3 Billion: Study"

July 23, 2013 - Forbes quotes Northeast Group - "Will Ernest Moniz's eGallon Catch On?"

July 13, 2013 - Los Angeles Times quotes Northeast Group - "Charging Electric Cars At Home: Utility Discounts Compared"

September 11, 2012 - Bloomberg Businessweek article quotes Northeast Group - "Anti-Theft Plan Boosts Eletropaulo Revenue as Rates Fall"

March 8, 2012 - Bloomberg Businessweek article quotes Northeast Group - "Smart Meters Help Brazil Zap Electricity Theft"

 

latest research

September 2017 - Central & Eastern Europe and Turkey Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2017-2027)

A regional study of the smart grid infrastructure market across 18 countries in Central & Eastern Europe, including Turkey (262-pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

The region will invest $28.6 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. Poland, Turkey and Romania will be the three largest markets over the forecast period. Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) will be the leading market segment, followed by distribution automation (DA).

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

July 2017 - Central America & Caribbean Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2017-2027)

A study of the smart grid infrastructure market across 11 countries in the Central America and Caribbean region (83-pages + dataset).

Utilities in the region are projected to invest $3.3 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. The largest near-term opportunities are in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

July 2017 - US Smart Water Infrastructure: Market Forecast

A study of the smart water infrastructure market in the United States over the period 2017-2027 (85-pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

US water utilities are projected to invest $8.3bn in smart water metering, smart networking and software analytics over the next decade. This study includes a survey of 340 US water utilities and their investment plans.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

June 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

AWWA Conference Wrap-Up: Observations from Philadelphia, PA. A research note covering the American Water Works Association annual conference. Note includes key themes of the conference and utility and vendor strategies.

 

June 2017 - Western Europe Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A study of the smart grid infrastructure opportunity across 20 Western European countries over the period 2017-2027 (165 pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

Western Europe will invest $133.7bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. Countries in the region are diverse, including those still largely open to advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) investment (e.g. Germany), those undertaking large-scale rollouts (e.g. France) and those already beginning AMI replacement cycles (e.g. Sweden). The AMI installed base is already significant across the region and distribution automation (DA) will present significant opportunities over the next decade.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

June 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Asia Utility Week: Observations from Bangkok and Market Progress. A research note covering the recent conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Note includes Asia-Pacific market sizing, vendor and utility activity, pricing levels and other market dynamics.

 

May 2017 - Electricity Theft and Non-Technical Losses: Global Markets, Solutions and Vendors

A study of electricity theft and non-technical losses across 125 countries (58-pages + dataset).

Each year, utilities across the world lose $96 billion in revenue due to non-technical losses. South Asia, Latin America and Africa suffer from exceptionally high levels of these non-technical losses. This study looks at the scale of the problem with data for 125 individual countries, the leading solutions, key vendors and their offerings and a number of case studies.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

April 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

United States LED & Smart Street Lighting: Projects & Pipeline. A research note highlighting the key LED and smart streetlight projects in the United States. This includes projects awarded, requests for proposal or plans and canceled projects.

 

April 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Emerging LPWAN Communications: Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup of Acronyms. A research note covering LPWAN communications options such as Ultra-Narrowband (UNB), LoRa, RPMA, NB-IoT, LTE-Cat-M1 and others. Note includes details on use cases and deployments.

 

March 2017 - Oceania Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2017-2027)

A study of the smart grid infrastructure opportunity in Australia and New Zealand over the period 2017-2027 (33-pages + dataset).

The Oceania region will invest $6.1bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. In addition to smart metering, the markets for distribution automation, battery storage and other segments represent significant opportunities.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

March 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart-Metering-as-a-Service: Rate-Basing Cloud Investments & Key Vendors. A research note covering the drivers and barriers to structuring smart metering deployments on a subscription basis with cloud-based software. Note includes case studies and key vendors.

 

February 2017 - India Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2017-2027)

A study of the smart grid infrastructure market in India over the period 2017-2027 (230-pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

India is projected to invest $44.9bn in smart metering, distribution automation, battery storage and other smart grid market segments over the next decade. This investment will help to reduce the country's staggering 22.7% transmission and distribution loss rate.

For a table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

February 2017 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

DistribuTECH Wrap-Up: Observations From San Diego, California. A research covering the annual DistribuTECH conference including regulatory progress in the US, latest vendor offerings and partnerships.

 

January 2017 - Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2017

A study of the leading 50 emerging market countries for smart grid infrastructure investment over the period 2017-2027 (230-pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

These 50 countries are projected to invest $268bn in smart grid infrastructure - including smart metering (AMI), distribution automation and other market segments - over the next decade. The study includes profiles of each of the 50 countries, an analysis of the key vendors and their market shares and regional forecasts by segment.

For a table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

December 2016 - Eurasia Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2016-2026)

A regional study of the smart grid market in Eurasia over the period 2016-2026 (158 pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

Eurasian countries are projected to invest $23bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. Russia is the largest market in the region followed by Uzbekistan and Ukraine. In total, 12 countries are covered in the study.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

November 2016 - Global Electricity Metering Market Dataset

An Excel dataset of the electricity metering market for 125 individual countries comprising more than 98% of the global market (48,000 data points + 52-slide PowerPoint).

Dataset includes detailed split by segment and forecasts to 2026. Legacy residential metering, AMI (2-way communicating meters), AMR (1-way communicating) and commercial and industrial (C&I) segments are covered. Both annual demand and installed base figures are provided.

For a brochure with further information, please click here.

 

November 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

European Utility Week Wrap-Up: Observations From Barcelona, Spain. A research note covering the EUW conference held from November 15-17th. The note covers the progress of AMI deployments in Europe, vendor news and other conference highlights.

 

October 2016 - Global LED & Smart Street Lighting (2016-2026)

A study covering the global market for LED and "smart," or networked, street lighting over the period 2016-2026 (174 pages + PowerPoint + Excel dataset covering 125 countries).

Currently, there are 315m streetlights in the world, growing to 359m by 2026. LED and smart street lighting will cumulatively represent a $69.5bn market opportunity over the next decade.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

October 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart Cities Week Wrap-Up: Observations From Washington, DC. A research note covering the 2016 Smart Cities Week conference. The note covers the conference's key themes, industry trends and key vendors' offerings.

 

October 2016 - Iran Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2016-2026)

A study of the $4.1bn smart grid infrastructure market in Iran over the next decade (41 pages + dataset).

Iran's FAHAM smart metering program is driving the smart grid market in the country. A number of European and Asian vendors are participating in the market as American vendors are still shut out due to ongoing sanctions.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

September 2016 - Germany Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A study of the $23.6bn smart grid infrastructure market in Germany over the period 2016-2026 (44 pages + dataset).

New regulations enacted in July 2016 are propelling Germany's smart grid market into a new growth phase. The country's four largest utilities - RWE, E.On, EnBW and Vattenfall - as well as the numerous Stadtwerke, or municipal utilities, will all invest significantly in smart metering and other smart grid infrastructure over the next decade.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

September 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Smart Infrastructure M&A Activity Heats Up. A research note providing an analysis of recent transactions in the sector. These include Xylem-Sensus, Charterhouse-Sagemcom, Aclara-Tollgrade and others.

 

August 2016 - Transmission & Distribution Infrastructure Dataset

A dataset of the global electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure market covering the period 2016-2026 (80,000 data points in Excel + 27 slide PowerPoint).

Annual global investment in T&D infrastructure is currently $282bn and will grow over the forecast period. This includes investment in substations, power lines and associated equipment and also distribution-level smart grid infrastructure (distribution automation). The dataset covers 125 individual countries - with 54 lines of data per country - representing more than 98% of the global market.

For a brochure with further information, please click here.

 

July 2016 - China Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2016-2026)

A study of the $77.6bn smart grid infrastructure opportunity in China over the next decade (36 pages + dataset).

The Chinese market will be dominated by domestic vendors but there are select opportunities for international vendors in certain smart grid market segments.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

July 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Electricity Theft: The $99 Billion Problem. A research note providing a global analysis of the scale of non-technical losses (theft) in the power sector. The note includes those geographies with the greatest problems, percentages and value lost and an appendix with data for 125 individual countries.

 

June 2016 - Global Prepaid Metering: Market Forecast (2016-2026)

A study of the global opportunity for prepaid electricity metering over the period 2016-2026 (77 pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

Investment in prepaid electricity metering will total $11.4bn over the next decade. This will be split between "thick" non-communicating prepaid meters and "thin" AMI meters. All regions of the world are covered in the study.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

June 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Japan Electricity Deregulation: New Players, Opportunities and Strategies. A research note covering the April 1, 2016 start to retail choice in Japan's power market. Includes an overview of the more than 300 new players in the retail market, their offerings, strategies and implications for smart grid infrastructure investment.

 

May 2016 - South Asia Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2016-2026)

A regional study of the electricity metering and smart grid market in the South Asia region, excluding India (76 pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

The study covers the four countries of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The region will invest $5.7bn in smart metering over the next decade with $2.4bn invested in additional smart grid segments.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

May 2016 - Global Water Metering Market Dataset (2016-2026)

An Excel dataset of the water metering market for 125 individual countries over the period 2016-2026 (30,000 data points + 34-slide PowerPoint).

Dataset includes market segments of legacy, AMI (2-way communicating), AMR (1-way communicating), commercial and industrial water meters. Both annual demand and installed base figures are included (units and value).

For a brochure with further information, please click here.

 

May 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

The Oracle of Opower: Analysis of Acquisiiton. A research note covering the May 2, 2016 $532m acquisition of Opower by Oracle. Includes a summary of the deal, future strategies and other potential acquisition targets.

 

April 2016 - Global Smart Grid Regulatory Index

An index measuring the top 52 countries globally for their smart grid regulatory frameworks. Each country is scored based on 10 regulatory metrics and then adjusted by an overall risk score. The sample of countries includes all OECD countries and the leading 18 emerging market countries.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

April 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

Chinese Metering Vendors Venturing Abroad. A research note covering the key Chinese metering vendors, their international activity and market strategies. Profiles of Wasion, Linyang, Sanxing, Hexing and others are included in the note.

 

March 2016 - Southeast Asia Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A regional study of the Southeast Asia smart grid infrastructure market covering the period 2016-2026 (206-pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

The study covers nine countries that are projected to invest $24.6bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. These include Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

For a table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

February 2016 - Sub-Saharan Africa Electricity Metering Market

A regional study of the Sub-Saharan Africa electricity metering market covering the period 2016-2026 (152-pages + PowerPoint + dataset).

The study covers the four metering segments of legacy, prepaid, AMI and C&I metering with 10-year forecasts for each country.

For a table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

February 2016 - Research Note (Subscribers Only)

DistribuTECH Wrap-Up: 2016 Trends in Utility Sector. A research note covering the 2016 DistribuTECH conference in Orlando, including key themes, vendor offerings and general observations.

 

December 2015 - East Asia Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2015-2025)

A study of the smart grid infrastructure market in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong covering the period 2015-2025 (40 pages + dataset).

East Asian countries (excluding China) are forecasted to invest $54.5bn over the next decade in smart grid infrastructure including smart metering, distribution automation, battery storage and other market segments.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

October 2015 - MENA Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2015-2025)

A study of the smart grid infrastructure market across the Middle East and North Africa region covering the period 2015-2025 (215 pages + dataset + PowerPoint).

MENA countries are forecasted to invest $17.8bn over the next decade in smart metering, distribution automation, information technology and other smart grid infrastructure market segments. The study includes in-depth profiles of the 10 largest markets and forecasts for all countries in the region.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

October 2015 - Global Smart Water Infrastructure: Market Forecast

A study covering the global market for smart water infrastructure over the period 2015-2025 (225 pages + dataset + PowerPoint).

Smart water infrastructure investment - including smart metering, smart networks and software - is projected to total $35.9bn between 2015-2025. This study covers 125 individual countries including forecasted investment, key water industry metrics and the main vendors.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 

September 2015 - Mexico Smart Grid: Market Forecast (2015-2025)

A country study of the smart grid market in Mexico covering the period 2015-2025 (116 pages + dataset + PowerPoint).

Mexico is projected to invest $10.9bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. In 2014 and 2015, there were tenders for over 2m smart meters. Significant smart meter activity will continue and be accompanied by investment in a number of other smart grid market segments.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form please click here.

 

August 2015 - South America Smart Grid: Market Forecast

A regional study of the smart grid market across 10 South American countries over the period 2015-2025 (285 pages + dataset + PowerPoint).

South America will invest $38.1bn in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade. Smart metering will represent $22.6bn of the investment, followed by distribution automation and other smart grid market segments.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form please click here.

 

June 2015 - US Utility Electric Vehicle Tariffs - Volume V

The 5th edition of the annual benchmark covering the electric vehicle tariffs and rates launched by United States-based utilities (43 pages).

The 2015 benchmark covers 28 electric utilities across 15 states that have launched EV tariffs.

For a table of contents, list of figures and an order form, please click here.

 

May 2015 - Global Smart Grid Vendor Landscape

A study covering more than 500 vendors vying for a piece of the global smart grid market (168 pages + PowerPoint).

With $380bn forecasted to be invested over the next decade, these vendors are both competing and partnering with each other. The study analyzes four key trends currently shaping the market and profiles the leading smart grid vendors by region.

For the table of contents, list of figures and order form, please click here.

 


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