The New 2017 T&D Report and Database

NRG Expert has just released its 7th edition of its annual Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Report and Database. For those who are unsure of the significance of these documents, the report and database are essential resources for businesses on the brink of making important decisions in the electricity T&D market. A huge wealth of information is contained within the report and database – information that has been meticulously gathered by the analysts at NRG Expert from a vast range of reliable and credible sources.


The industry analysis that NRG Expert has compiled in the report and database forecasts data all the way up until 2021. This works to give companies an accurate idea of how certain key sectors of the industry will develop over the next four years. The valuable information is contained within the database, which is the main focus of the product on offer.


Contained within the database is a Global Data Summary that consists of three tabs: Annual Demand, Line Lengths and Capex. Briefly, the Annual Demand tab gives an overview of actual demand in 2016 by region and by country and forecasts from 2017-2021. Line Lengths offers a global overview of the total line length that was installed in both the transmission and distribution categories. Once again it shows actual figures for 2016 and a forecast from 2017-2021. Finally, Capex is the same as the previous tabs but shows capital expenditure in the T&D industry.


Moving on in the database and we have the Regional Files. NRG Expert has compiled information on 180 different countries, which are grouped into nine regions. Each region file has a tab for company listings within the T&D sector in that region and a breakdown of the Annual Demand and Capex figures for each of the countries within the region. These are then followed by an individual tab for each of the countries in the region, which contain detailed information about its national T&D industry.


There are 180 different country profiles in total and they all contain seven different sections of data. These are as follows:


  • Transmission2 and Distribution line-length (installed KMs) data:
  • Capex (2016 actuals forecast to 2021 in 2016USD) data:
  • Annual Demand (2016 actuals forecast to 2021 in 2016 USD) data:
  • Generation Capacity (Installed MW Capacity) data:
  • Voltage Breakdown and Overhead Underground Analysis
  • Network Maps
  • Listings of Grid Interconnections


All of the figures are in US dollars and are crucial to understand the Electricity T&D market, which consequently aids businesses to form strategies and improve the standing of their company.


The database is where the facts and figures can be found and this document works in tandem with the report. The report serves the purpose of giving a background and historical overview of the Electrical Supply Industry. It examines the present state of the industry and casts its gaze to the future to form an idea of what will happen within the market in the next few years. The report also includes explanations of the different sectors covered in the database. Finally, the report includes a full breakdown of the NRG Expert methodology for acquiring the data that can be found in the Transmission and Distribution Database and Report.


To conclude on a practical note, NRG Expert’s Transmission and Distribution Database and Report is a sound investment as an energy resource. It can take a business to the next level and help to increase profits through better developed strategies. The price of the product is £4,995 but can also be purchased in Euros or US Dollars (please enquire with NRG Expert for the prices in these currencies). The report and database can be purchased in electronic format, or can be bought as a hard copy. If you opt for a hard copy then please be aware that a delivery charge will apply.

NRG Expert OneSource

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When people want to get serious about energy they come to NRG Expert. Known as one of the leaders in the field of energy market research, the company compiles millions of lines of data from hundreds of different sources. This data is then put into reports, which can be purchased by companies looking to delve deeper in the energy world. But, NRG Expert offers its customers a lot more than just the option of buying individual reports. NRG Expert OneSource takes your energy data acquisition to a whole new level.


If you are serious about using energy market research to influence your business decisions and strategies then you are going to want as much information as possible. NRG Expert OneSource gives you access to the entire portfolio of NRG Expert reports. This allows you to peruse information from current and historic databases, giving you as broad a spectrum as possible. The information is constantly being refreshed by NRG Expert’s intelligence unit, so you never need to feel like you’re out of the loop.


Obtaining this much data and having it all in one place makes your life much easier when it comes to analysing and interpreting it all en masse for the good of your company. Of course, NRG Expert has made it even easier for you by offering a simple browsing system to navigate the data. Instead of trawling through analytics and charts, customers can simply pull up exactly what they want, saving both time and stress.


So, what make NRG Expert OneSource worth investing in? Well aside from the obvious benefits of having reliable industry intelligence at your disposal, this system can bring a lot more to the table. The entire almanac of data will be instantly available after purchase and you won’t need to download any software to access it. Furthermore, you will be able to examine data that has otherwise remained unpublished – a valuable feature in today’s competitive marketplace.


Need some more convincing? NR Expert OneSource also allows its users to download and print anything they need from the reports and databases. It also offers the ability of downloading from our system directly into your own spreadsheet so you don’t waste valuable time and money on data inputting. It will also save you a considerable amount of money when compared to buying numerous individual reports from NRG Expert.


All in all, it is safe to say that becoming a member of NRG Expert OneSource is a good investment and a smart business decision. If you’re ready to get involved then check out the website for information on how to purchase:

3 Types of Renewable Energy


For decades, and even today the vast majority of energy is produced using non-renewable sources. Generally, to generate electricity fossil fuels are burned. These sources such as coal, oil, and gas are considered non-renewable because there is a finite amount of these commodities. Once they are burned or consumed, the fuels cannot be reclaimed. One feature of many non-renewable sources of energy is that they are also highly polluting. The burning of the fuels releases gasses into the atmosphere. Nuclear, too, is a non-renewable source, though it does not emit any gasses into the atmosphere and is, in essence, carbon-neutral. Though nuclear has its own set of risks and concerns.

So what sources are renewable and what is actually the definition of renewable energy? Renewable energy is energy that is generated from a source that is not depleted, or naturally replenished on a human timescale.


Wind is perhaps one of the most commonly known renewable energy sources. Wind turbines are installed in locations where they can harness power generated by the wind as it flows over the specially engineered blades. Best located in areas with near constant winds, many wind farms are close to coastlines and even located offshore, though inland locations are also highly suitable for development for wind.


Along with wind, solar is perhaps also the best-known renewable energy source. A common misconception is that it always needs to be sunny for solar panels to generate energy. And while bright, direct sunlight certainly increases the output, and has panels operating at their most efficient, even on cloudy days solar installations are productive.


One of the most reliable sources of renewable energy and one of the most prevalent, hydroelectricity uses the flow of water stemmed by dams through turbines to generate electricity. Hydroelectric plants cannot be built just anywhere and require specific geographical features. Though once built, there are few external factors that influence the production of electricity, which is why this renewable source has been a staple of renewable energy production for many years and in many countries.


Oil Reserves and Production


The shortage between oil production and consumption worldwide has been increasing since the late 1990s. Generally a lack of supply does not appear to be due to a current acute lack of refining capacity; although refining capacity is more stretched than it was in the 1980s. Refining throughput accounted for 82% of total global refining capacity and actual crude production accounted for 89% of refinery capacity. Therefore, although new refinery capacity will need to come online in the near term to meet future demand, it is not a cause of current shortage concerns.

Most countries have oil reserves that can be mobilised to meet demand if supplies of oil are insufficient. Members of the European Union must have 90 day of reserves for the three main petroleum energy product categories and they must establish contingency plans, bodies and mandates to release the reserves in response to crisis market conditions through the Oil Supply Group. The US has the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Other countries have their own contingency reserves of oil. All OECD countries are obliged to hold a minimum of oil reserves to cover 90 days of net oil imports in public and private storage.

All of these countries don’t hold refined supplies of oil. Therefore, refining capacity is needed to utilise these supplies in a short period of time, which may be constrained especially if a disaster has occurred e.g. Hurricane Katrina or the last earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Furthermore, these countries are reluctant to use these stored reserves because they make the country extremely vulnerable to supply volatility and oil prices could rise further. Therefore to minimise the impact of oil supply shocks and ensure supply, make domestic production of unconventional oil more attractive, especially if oil prices are high.

The US mobilised its reserves in the first Iraq Gulf War (30 million barrels) and Hurricane Katrina (around 22 million barrels).


About NRG Expert

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Simply put, NRG Expert is a company that provides energy market research and intelligence. It compiles reports containing thousands of lines of energy data, which are then sold to leading companies around the world. But, what do these businesses do with this information? The research and information provided by NRG Expert helps these companies make important but difficult decisions about their energy infrastructure and projects and assists them in developing business strategies. With this high quality, reliable data and analysis at their disposal, much of which cannot be found elsewhere, companies are at an advantage over their competitors. This information, in brief, moves businesses up a rung on the ladder to success.


Melany Krangle, formerly of ABS Energy Research, heads the company. After ABS closed down, Krangle used her decade of experience in the energy research sector to start up NRG Expert. Her expertise in providing customers with energy consulting, market forecasts and general energy market research put her in good stead to create a brand new company that could carry on what ABS started.


Among the numerous reports and databases that have been compiled at NRG Expert, customers will find information on gas & oil, renewable energy, water & waste and electricity to name but a few. All of the information has been expertly acquired from our trusted sources by our team of analysts. Our energy market database has intelligence and research on over 210 countries and can be easily accessed through our online browser.


Occasionally, providing businesses with data is not enough. Sometimes companies need our help to understand what this research can do for them. In this case, NRG Expert can step in as a consultant. Our experts can carry out bespoke energy projects for our clients in order to help them make the best choices for their business.


In addition to providing reports and data, NRG Expert goes the extra mile to help its clients. One important part of our practice is our expert witness service. If you have an energy related legal dispute and you need someone to provide expert testimony, NRG Expert is well equipped to do so. Many of our team members have legal backgrounds which, when combined with their energy knowledge, makes them quite a formidable force.


NRG Expert is an approachable company with an array of services dedicated to helping you make the right choices for your business. Our team of analysts can provide research reports, act as expert witnesses and guide your company through the complex maze that is the energy market.


The NRG Expert Almanac – What is it?

The first question you might be asking after having read the title of this article is “what is an almanac?” Well to give you a very official answer, an almanac is ‘a handbook, typically published annually, containing information of general interest or on a sport or pastime’. Of course, the NRG Expert Almanac doesn’t concern itself with sports, but instead covers all things energy. More specifically, the NRG Expert Almanac is a database that comprises information on Electricity, Gas, Water, Petroleum and BioFuel on a country-by-country basis.


The statistics and market research contained with the NRG Expert Almanac show the comprehensiveness of NRG Expert’s knowledge base. Gathered by experts in the NRG Expert Intelligence Unit, the data within the almanac is an invaluable resource for companies that operate within the energy world. This market research, some of which is previously unpublished, can help businesses build strategies and make important decisions.


Naturally, the idea of trawling through 210 countries worth of data can seem a bit daunting. Fortunately, NRG Expert has you covered. The Almanac has been cleverly organised in a browser system that allows you to find exactly what you are looking for at the touch of a button. Search through millions of lines of data with the utmost ease so you can spend your time thinking about more important things – like how to use your new wealth of data.


Now you know how easy it is to use the NRG Expert Almanac, but this doesn’t help you much if you don’t know what is inside it. As mentioned, the energy aspects covered within the database are Electricity, Gas, Water, Petroleum and BioFuel. Each of these sections is then divided up to contain sub-sections of crucial information. For example, within Water you will find information on: access to drinking water; annual renewable water resources; fresh water withdrawal; installed meters; smart meters; and listings of water supply companies.


If all of this has piqued your interest, it is time to seal the deal with a few words on the additional features that come with the NRG Expert Almanac. Not only does the Almanac have advance search capabilities but it is also available in one easy download. You can then print off anything you like from within the database or extract specific information to then put into your own spreadsheet.


For energy companies looking for a way to take their business to the next level, the NRG Expert Almanac is a wise and solid investment.

The GEC course designed by NRG Expert Analysts


When it comes to the energy industry, putting yourself in the safe and knowledgeable hands of NRG Expert is a good idea. Not only does NRG Expert have an excellent track record helping businesses with all their energy information needs, but it is also helping train up the next generation of energy experts. NRG Expert has created an online course known as the Global Energy Certification to give energy industry hopefuls the boost they need to succeed in that sector.


The course is 100% online, making it a fantastic option for people under geographical constraints or who have work commitments. The flexibility of your learning means you can undertake the course at your own pace. The course concludes with a 2-hour examination, which is also online. At the end of the course you will be able to boast an accredited professional development course on your CV, administered by a team of recognized energy experts.


The curriculum of the Global Energy Certification has been designed to give you a taste of a variety of different topics. Each section of the course will be invaluable as you progress through your energy career – the course focuses on giving you the theory you need with a practical approach. The curriculum covers International Energy Industry Terminology, Renewable Energy & Biofuels, Electricity Generation, Transmission & Distribution and the Smart Grid and a whole lot more. You can be sure to feel a lot more confident in your knowledge of the energy industry once you’ve completed the course.


Of course, NRG Expert understands that nothing quite compares to experience within the energy sector. However, with today’s job market being as competitive as it is, any additional training one can get is incredibly useful. This course is aimed at raising professional standards across the global energy industry and to identify individuals with an appropriate level of knowledge about the sector.


If you’re a student or already in the professional world but would like a broader and more in-depth knowledge of the global energy world then taking the Global Energy Certification is an excellent decision. You will be able to jazz up your CV, gain new, important skill sets and be able to speak with confidence on complex energy issues. What’s more, the GEC offers its students a chance to access NRG Expert’s client database. This provides excellent networking opportunities and the chance to get your questions answered by those in the know.


For more information take a look at the course details here: