A look at the variables influencing smart-grid development

01/16/2012 | GigaOm

Emerging markets will continue to be a significant driver of smart-energy growth, with countries such as Brazil, Poland and Singapore accounting for about $50 billion in potential revenues through 2020, according to analysts mapping out the trends shaping the sector. Meanwhile, observers can expect to see policymakers and regulators play a more direct role in developing opportunities and incentives, while industry groups work to draft the data-exchange standards needed for full-scale adoption of smart-grid technologies.

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