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									                  Smart Grids for Developing Nations - Transmission and
                      Distribution Technologies Remain the Focus
        Reference Code: GDSG0032VPT                                                                                                          Publication Date: December 2011


        1      Table of Contents
        1 Table of Contents.................................................................1
         1.1 List of Tables .................................................................1
         1.2 List of Figures ................................................................1
        2 Summary .............................................................................2
        3 Smart grids for Developing nations - Transmission and
          Distribution Technologies Remain the Focus .......................2
         3.1 Mounting T&D Losses Necessitate Urgent Measures ...2
         3.2 Rising Deployment of Synchrophasors Indicate
              Emphasis on Grid Stability ............................................3
         3.3 Regional and International Bodies Supporting
              Deployment of Efficient T&D Infrastructure in
              Developing Nations .......................................................4
         3.4 Integration of Renewables Driving Investments in T&D
              Technologies .................................................................4
        4 Appendix ..............................................................................5
         4.1 Abbreviations.................................................................5
         4.2 Methodology ..................................................................5
           4.2.1     Coverage..............................................................5
           4.2.2     Secondary Research ............................................5
           4.2.3     Primary Research ................................................5
           4.2.4     Modeling and Forecasting ....................................6
         4.3 Contact Us.....................................................................6
         4.4 Disclaimer......................................................................6



        1.1       List of Tables
        Table 1:       Smart Grid Market, Global, Electric Power and
                       Distribution Loss (% of Output), 2008 .......................2
        Table 2:       Abbreviations ............................................................5



        1.2       List of Figures
        Figure 1: Smart Grid Market, Global, Electric Power and
                  Distribution Loss (% of Output), 2008 .......................2




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                                                                              3.1                                                Mounting T&D Losses Necessitate Urgent
        2     Summary                                                                                                            Measures
        Improving transmission and distribution technologies and              A number of developing nations have been plagued by
        infrastructure remains the major focus in developing nations.         operational losses in their T&D systems. Due to this,
        New systems such as the High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)            governments in these nations are now framing policies for
        systems and Flexible Alternating Current Transmission                 incremental investments in order to upgrade the T&D system.
        Systems (FACTS) are capable of reducing losses and                    This is mostly seen in developing nations such as South Korea,
        improving efficiency and reliability of power supply, and various     India, China and Brazil, where economic growth requires the
        international organizations are now providing funds to                support of stable electricity supplies. Deployment of smart grid
        developing nations to incorporate this technology. The                technologies in these nations is led by the need to reduce T&D
        increasing integration of renewable energy sources into the grid      losses.
        is also prompting huge government investments in this area.           India has been witnessing major economic growth for the last
                                                                              few years but its potential has been hampered by large-scale
        3     Smart grids for Developing nations -
                                                                              T&D losses. World Bank data shows that India loses around
              Transmission and Distribution                                   23% of total power generated. Brazil fares better than India with
              Technologies Remain the Focus                                   a loss of around 17%, but this is still higher than developed
        In the last two decades, Transmission and Distribution (T&D)          nations such as the US, which loses around 6% of total power
        investments have been low in developing nations. This lack of         generated, as shown in the figure below.
        investment has meant soaring power failures caused by
                                                                                Figure 1:                                                   Smart Grid Market, Global, Electric Power and
        fluctuating power flows in developing nations, where inefficient
                                                                                                                                            Distribution Loss (% of Output), 2008
        T&D and power infrastructure has led to the increase in power
                                                                                    Transmission & Distribution Loss (as percentage
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        losses. This, as well as increased government interest in
        energy g
								
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