Smart Grid Market Policy Handbook 2013 for 16 Countries: Research Reports on Government Regulations and Incentives offers 2013 policy handbook for smart grid market in 16 countries in a new research report covering government regulations, incentives and more.

DALLAS, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The report "Smart Grid Policy Handbook 2013: Major Government Policies, Regulations and Incentives" ( provides a comprehensive coverage of key smart grid initiatives and policies for the following countries: the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, EU, Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia. This research offers details on these major topics such as advanced metering infrastructure, microgrid, smart cities, net metering, time of use pricing, communication protocol for smart grid, important agencies dealing with smart grid, EV and EMS, wherever possible for each of the countries. The smart grid technology, benefits, international associations and standards are also covered in the report under the global section. A comparison of major smart grid policies and government support provided for smart grid initiatives among the sixteen countries covered in the report is also provided.


This report, available for purchase @, aims to help readers in developing business strategies with the help of specific insights about policy decisions being taken on smart grid by different markets, identifying opportunities and challenges in exploiting the smart grid market, comparing the level of support provided to different smart grid technology in different countries, increasing future revenue and profitability with the help of insights on the future opportunities and critical success factors in the smart grid market and be ahead of competition by keeping abreast of all the latest policy changes.

Another report @ says "Ongoing Studies and Demo Projects Point toward India's Massive Smart Grid Plans".  The Government of India (GoI) came up with the Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Program (R-APDRP) in 2008 for transforming the power distribution sector in India. Through R-APDRP, distribution utilities plan of building Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, IT applications and automation systems. A policies and implementation framework is now present for the initiating and testing smart grid technologies in India. The GoI came up with the India Smart Grid Task Force (ISGTF) and the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) to accelerate the deployment of smart grids in India. The US–India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy-Development (PACE-D) programs was undertaken from June 2012 to advance the growth of smart grid in the nation. The program will provide help for advancing the development of clean energy through its partnership with the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in India. Around 14 demo/pilot smart grid projects have been announced by the GoI. A number of functionalities such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Outage Management (OM), Distributed Generation (DG), Peak Load Management (PLM), Power Quality (PQ) and microgrids have been found to be proposed in the announced smart grid projects.

Scope of this research, available for purchase @, covers: the role of R-APDRP in India's Power Utilities' IT integration, policy notifications and secretarial framework for advancing the growth of smart grid in India, PACE-D programs involved in accelerating the growth of smart grids and demo projects/pilots helping out with India's massive smart grid plans.

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