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China Smart Grid: $77.6 Billion Race To The Finish


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. China will invest more in smart grid infrastructure
than any other country over the next ten years. But, contrary to many reports, it is not already the largest smart grid market and in cumulative value will likely
continue to trail the US throughout the next ten years. This is because most of the existing investment in China does not fall into the category of true "smart grid" infrastructure with two-way communications. Of the future investment, just more than one third will realistically be open to international vendors. Viewed through this lens, the market opportunity in China's smart grid is significantly more limited than the figures stated by many reports.

But there are still many opportunities for international vendors and the smart grid market conditions in China are strong. There is risk involved in the AMI segment due to low T&D losses, low per capita electricity consumption, and a soon-to-be completed AMR rollout.

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