Global AMI Tracker 4Q16

Smart Meter Projects: Project Tracking, Regional Analysis, and Market Shares

More than a decade after the earliest models of communicating electric meters were deployed the market for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI, or smart meters) remains strong and growing. Since the release of Navigant Research’s Global AMI Tracker in 2Q 2016, the North American AMI market has seen a handful of new project announcements (Entergy, National Grid, and Pacific Power) and some notable project updates (Ameren Illinois). Outside of the United States, Canada is seeing a lull in project activity, as the majority of the country’s major utilities have reached near full penetration of their meter fleets.

In Europe, smart electric meter activity remains high as multiple national rollouts continue in varying stages of deployment. In Germany, new legislation has been enacted that will finally kick-start the country’s partial smart meter rollout. The Asia Pacific market remains fragmented, with a subset of the region’s major countries engaging in large-scale projects while many others show limited to no activity. In China, the country’s two utilities are set to conclude their massive rollouts at the end of 2017, while Japan’s 10 utilities continue their push to deploy around 80 million meters by 2024. Latin America remains an underdeveloped market, with only a select few countries pursuing meaningful deployments. The Middle East & Africa region has also been slow to adopt AMI, though this is changing somewhat in the Middle East. Countries like Kuwait, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates have all announced large-scale projects.

This Navigant Research report provides an analysis of global utility smart meter projects. It tracks data related to global customer endpoints, meter manufacturers, AMI communications vendors, systems integrators, and meter data management (MDM) vendors. The report also includes an examination of the technologies, timeframes, and vendor selections for AMI deployments around the world, along with vendor selection share analysis for North America.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What are the key smart meter projects around the world?
  • Which utilities are actively engaged in smart meter deployments on a worldwide basis?
  • Which technologies have various utilities selected for their deployment projects?
  • What types of smart meter-related vendors are working with specific utilities?
  • What are the vendor selection shares of these companies in North America?
Who needs this report?
  • Utilities and grid operators
  • Meter manufacturers
  • Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications vendors
  • Meter data management (MDM) vendors
  • Systems integrators
  • Government agencies
  • Research community
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1  Introduction

1.2  Report Scope

1.2.1  Smart Meter Definition

1.3  Global Smart Meter Installations

2. Market Overview

2.1  Market Introduction

2.1.1  Global Smart Meter Installations

2.1.2  Global Smart Meter Installations (Excluding China)

2.2  North America Tracker Market Shares

2.2.1  Smart Meter Vendors

2.2.2  Communications Vendors

2.2.3  Communications Technologies

2.2.4  MDM System Vendors

2.2.5  Systems Integrators

2.3  International Tracker Market Shares

2.3.1  Communications Technologies

3. Regional Analysis

3.1  Introduction

3.1.1  North America

3.1.2  Europe

3.1.3  Asia Pacific

3.1.4  Latin America

3.1.5  Middle East & Africa

3.2  Conclusions

4. Definitions

4.1  Overview

5. Acronym and Abbreviation List
6. Table of Contents
7. Table of Charts and Figures
8. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology

List of Charts and Figures

  • Installed Smart Meter Base by Region, World Markets: 3Q 2016
  • Installed Smart Meter Base by Region, World Markets (Excluding China): 3Q 2016
  • Smart Meter Vendor Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Communications Vendor Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Communications Technology Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Communications Technology Selection Share, World Markets (Excluding China): 3Q 2016
  • Meter Data Management Vendor Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Systems Integrator Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Smart Meter Deployments by Utility Type, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Smart Meter Deployments by Utility Type, United States: 3Q 2016

List of Tables

  • New AMI Deployments Announced, North America: May-September 2016
  • New AMI Deployments Announced, Europe: May-September 2016
  • New AMI Deployments Announced, Asia Pacific: May-September 2016
  • New AMI Deployments Announced, Middle East & Africa: May-September 2016
  • Installed Smart Meter Base by Region, World Markets: 3Q 2016
  • Installed Smart Meter Base by Region, World Markets (Excluding China): 3Q 2016
  • AMI Deployments, North America: 3Q 2016
  • AMI Deployments, Europe: 3Q 2016
  • AMI Deployments, Asia Pacific: 3Q 2016
  • AMI Deployments, Latin America: 3Q 2016
  • AMI Deployments, Middle East & Africa: 3Q 2016
  • Smart Meter Vendor Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Communications Vendor Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Meter Data Management Vendor Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Systems Integrator Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Communications Technology Selection Share, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Communications Technology Selection Share, World Markets (Excluding China): 3Q 2016
  • Smart Meter Deployments by Utility Type, North America: 3Q 2016
  • Smart Meter Deployments by Utility Type, United States: 3Q 2016
  • Smart Meter and AMI Definitions

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