Market Overview

Global Market for Grid Edge Computing and Distributed Intelligence is Expected to Reach $6.5 Billion by 2027


Navigant Research identifies several key technologies for grid
edge computing and distributed intelligence

A new report from Navigant
examines the chief market drivers and barriers, as well as
the regional and global trends, affecting the deployment of grid edge
computing solutions.

As distributed energy resources (DER) spread, so does the growing need
for intelligence, control, and flexibility in the distribution grid.
This is magnified at the grid edge, where many new disruptive resources
and their associated load dynamics are located. The grid edge is defined
as the segment of the grid between the distribution substation and a DER
network including assets on both the utility supply and customer demand
side of the meter. Click
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: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH,
the global market for grid edge computing and distributed intelligence
is expected to reach $6.5 billion by 2027.

"Digitization technologies and strategies are pervasive in the grid, and
distributed intelligence is being pushed further out on the grid than
ever before," says Michael Hartnack, research analyst with Navigant. "In
the long term, grid edge intelligence and automation will enable the
proactive development of markets for aggregated clean resources and
services; reliable, efficient, and self-healing power delivery networks;
and end-to-end integrated grid management strategies."

According to the report, most current and past utility efforts have been
largely reactive, focused on issues caused by distribution grid asset
failures, renewables intermittency, shifting loads, capacity
constraints, and bidirectional power flows. The report identifies and
discusses the most important developments in grid edge computing
technology poised to lead the grid edge into the future, including
advanced metering infrastructure, distribution automation, Volt/VAR
optimization, smart inverters, and DER integration.

This report, Edge
Computing and Distributed Intelligence for Grid Operations
, defines
the technologies and strategies being deployed at the grid edge. The
study examines the chief market drivers and barriers, as well as the
regional and global trends, affecting the deployment of grid edge
computing solutions. Global market forecasts, segmented by category,
technology, and region, extend through 2027. The report also provides an
overview of grid edge computing applications and the key industry
players. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free
download on the Navigant
Research website

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the
Edge Computing and Distributed Intelligence for Grid
Operations, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research's current
expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions
and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ
materially from those contained in this press release or the report.
Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the
assumptions underlying the report's conclusions and the methodologies
used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant
undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in
this press release or the report.

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