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Deep Dive: Power Distribution

  • Published Date: 01 Aug 2018
  • Number of Pages: 40
  • Category: Energy and Utilities
  • Country: Global
Deep Dive: Power Distribution


The electricity distribution network is expanding globally in terms of line length and capacity. Much of this increase between 2007 and 2017 has come from developed countries such as the US, Russia, and Japan. Frontrunners in the developing world such as Brazil, and India have also largely contributed.

This growth is not restricted simply to larger swathes of territories being covered by the utilities, but is also evident in terms of technological innovation. And it seems, in the latter, there is a clear divide between the efforts of utilities serving communities in developed countries and developing countries.

In the former, investment by utilities is directed towards adopting cutting edge technology for providing value added service to customers. In fact utilities are changing their business models from being simply suppliers of electricity, to service providers. They are customizing their services to the lifestyle of individual customers and are including technologies such as smart meters and internet-of-things to do so. Use of remote sensors, drones, and palm-held devices by field staff is also being increasingly adopted by these utilities to prevent supply outages.

On the other hand, utilities in developing countries are more focused on increasing grid access as much of the population residing in remote villages and in some cases, even in urban pockets, does not have the benefit of basic electricity usage.

These utilities have future plans to invest in smart technology and in some cases have carried out pilot projects. In the future, they will have much to learn from the experience of the utilities of the developed world, when they roll out smart technology on a massive community-wide scale.


- The report talks about the emerging trends in power distribution technology.
- Utilities from representative countries from different regions of the world have been identified and their future investment strategies have been listed.
- Based on the coverage of the utilities in a region, a Summary has been drawn up for each region providing an idea about the direction in which electricity distribution in that region is headed.

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- To gain insights of the global power distribution market and the emerging trends.
Publisher Name : GlobalData
1.1 List of Tables 2
1.2 List of Figures 2
2 Introduction 3
2.1 Growth in Distribution Network 3
2.2 North America 6
2.2.1 Duke Energy Corporation 7
2.2.2 FirstEnergy Corp 8
2.2.3 American Electric Power Co Inc 9
2.2.4 Hydro One Networks Inc 10
2.2.5 Hydro-Quebec 11
2.2.6 Comision Federal de Electricidad 12
2.2.7 North America: Sum Up 13
2.3 Europe 13
2.3.1 Westnetz GmbH 13
2.3.2 Western Power Distribution Plc 14
2.3.3 Iberdrola SA 14
2.3.4 Enel SpA 15
2.3.5 Enedis (formerly known as Electricite Reseau Distribution France SA) 17
2.3.6 Interregional Distribution Grid Company of the South (IDGC of the South) PJSC 18
2.3.7 Europe: Sum Up 19
2.4 Asia-Pacific 20
2.4.1 Tenaga Nasional Berhad 20
2.4.2 Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Incorporated 21
2.4.3 Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd 21
2.4.4 P.T. Perusahaan Listrik Negara 22
2.4.5 Korea Electric Power Corporation 23
2.4.6 Essential Energy 25
2.4.7 Asia-Pacific: Sum Up 27
2.5 Middle East and Africa 27
2.5.1 Tavanir 27
2.5.2 Saudi Electricity Company 28
2.5.3 Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd 29
2.5.4 Kenya Power and Lighting Co Ltd 30
2.5.5 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority 31
2.5.6 Middle East and Africa: Sum Up 32
2.6 South America 32
2.6.1 Cemig Distribuicao S.A. 32
2.6.2 Empresa Distribuidora Sur S.A. (Edesur) 33
2.6.3 Codensa S.A. 34
2.6.4 South America: Sum Up 34
2.7 Conclusion 34
3 Appendix 36
3.1 Bibliography 36
3.2 Contact Us 39
3.3 Disclaimer 40

List Of Tables

Table 1: Duke Energy Corporation, Distribution Hardening and Resiliency Project in North Carolina, 2017-2027 7
Table 2: Duke Energy Corporation, Distribution Grid Upgrade in North Carolina, 2017-2027 8
Table 3: Duke Energy Corporation, Distribution Grid Upgrade in South Carolina, 2017-2027 8
Table 4: FirstEnergy Corp, Distribution Grid Upgrade Plan in Ohio, 2017-2020 9
Table 5: American Electric Power Co Inc, Distribution Grid Upgrade Plan, 2018-2020 10
Table 6: Enel SpA, Smart Meter Upgrade Plan, 2018-2031 16
Table 7: Enel SpA, EV Charging Infrastructure Plan, 2018-2022 16
Table 8: Enedis, Smart Meter Rollout Program, 2015-2021 17
Table 9: Enedis, Ongoing Demonstrator Projects, 2018 18
Table 10: Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd, Status of Smart Grid Program, February 2018 22
Table 11: KEPCO, New and Renewable Energy Initiatives, 2018 24
Table 12: Essential Energy, Adopting Technology Innovations, 2018 26
Table 13: Tavanir, Smart Grid Roadmap, 2018 28
Table 14: Saudi Electricity Company, Technology Research Initiatives for a Future Oriented Electricity Grid, 2016 29
Table 15: Kenya Power and Lighting Co Ltd, Network Modernization, 2018-2021 30
Table 16: Kenya Power and Lighting Co Ltd, Network Automation, 2018-2021 31
Table 17: Kenya Power and Lighting Co Ltd, Other Grid Modernization Projects, 2017-2021 31

List Of Figures

Figure 1: Power Distribution Market, Growth in Line Length (Ckm), Global, 2007-2017 4
Figure 2: Power Distribution Market, Growth in Line Length of Leading Five Countries (Ckm), 2007-2017 5
Figure 3: Power Distribution Market, Growth in Distribution Capacity (MVA), Global, 2007-2017 6

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