This report is intended as a guide for policy-makers, regulators, utilities, vendors and other interested stakeholders, and provides pragmatic recommendations to accelerate the success of smart grid pilots and move the industry forward at pace.
The first section sets the context for the report and provides an introduction to smart grid and its benefits. This section explains three of the main industry trends of the past year and presents the case for focusing on the success of pilots.
The second section outlines some of the key challenges that we have encountered and focuses on potential actions that can be taken to make pilots more effective.
The third and final section describes some of the pivotal stakeholder dynamics that will influence the success of pilots, and provides specific recommendations for each of the key stakeholder groups.