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Smart Metering in Western Europe –7th Edition

  • ID: 1279143
  • Report
  • Region: Europe, Western Europe, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • 191 Pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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Are you looking for detailed information and comprehensive data about the European smart metering market? Berg Insight’s analyst team has been covering smart metering continuously for more than eight years. Now in the seventh edition, Smart Metering in Western Europe is our flagship report covering AMM in Europe. Learn more about the EU energy policies driving the adoption of smart metering and the latest market developments in Europe.

Highlights from the seventh edition of the report:
- Case studies of smart metering projects by the leading energy groups in Europe.
- In-depth market profiles of fourteen countries in Western Europe.
- Status updates on the development of smart grid and communication technology.
- Updated profiles of the key players in the metering industry.
- Revised market forecasts lasting until 2015.
- Summary of the latest developments in the European energy industry.

This report answers the following questions:
- How are EU energy policies driving the adoption of smart metering?
- What are Endesa’s and Iberdrola’s plans for their respective rollouts in Spain?
- Why is British Gas making an early start with smart meters in the UK?
- What is the current status of ERDF’s Linky Programme in France?
- What lessons can be learned from projects in the Nordic countries?
- Who are the leading suppliers of smart metering solutions for the European market?
- Which are the main providers of PLC and wireless communication technology for smart meters?
- What will be the impact of pan-European standard initiatives related to smart metering?

About the Author
Tobias Ryberg is founding partner of Berg Insight and principal analyst. He is an experienced analyst and author of numerous articles and reports about telecom and IT for leading Swedish and international publishers. The European Smart Metering market has been his major research area for the past 7 years.

Who should buy this report?
Smart Metering in Western Europe in its seventh edition is the foremost source of information about the ongoing transformation of the metering sector. Whether you are a vendor, utility, telecom operator, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.
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Executive summary

1 Electricity, gas and district heating distribution in Europe
1.1 Energy industry players
1.2 Electricity market
1.3 Gas market
1.4 District heating market

2 Smart metering
2.1 Introduction to smart grids
2.2 Smart metering
2.2.1 Smart metering applications
2.2.2 Smart metering infrastructure
2.2.3 Benefits of smart metering
2.3 Project strategies
2.3.1 System design and sourcing
2.3.2 Rollout and integration
2.3.3 Implementation and operation
2.3.4 Communicating with customers
2.4 Regulatory issues
2.4.1 Models for the introduction of smart meters
2.4.2 Standardisation initiatives
2.4.3 Individual rights issues

3 PLC and wireless communication technologies
3.1 PLC versus wireless communication
3.1.1 PLC point-to-multipoint
3.1.2 Wireless Mesh point-to-multipoint
3.1.3 Cellular networks point-to-point
3.1.4 Home area networking
3.2 PLC technology and vendors
3.2.1 Industry associations and standards
3.2.2 Tier one semiconductor companies
3.2.3 Advanced Digital Design
3.2.4 Atheros Communications
3.2.6 Leaguer Microelectronics
3.2.7 Power Plus Communications
3.2.8 Yitran Communications
3.3 Wireless technology and vendors
3.3.1 Industry initiatives and standards
3.3.2 Cinterion Wireless Modules
3.3.3 Coronis
3.3.4 Develco
3.3.5 Ember
3.3.6 Radiocrafts
3.3.7 Sierra Wireless
3.3.8 Sigma Designs
3.3.9 Telit

4 Smart metering industry players
4.1 Meter vendors
4.1.1 Landis+Gyr
4.1.2 Itron
4.1.3 Elster
4.1.4 Aidon
4.1.5 Circutor
4.1.6 EDMI
4.1.7 Diehl Metering
4.1.8 Entity Group/PRI-Secure Meters
4.1.9 GE Energy
4.1.10 Iskraemeco
4.1.11 Janz
4.1.12 Kamstrup
4.1.13 Sagemcom
4.1.14 Sensus
4.1.15 ZIV
4.2 Smart metering solution providers
4.2.1 ADD Grup
4.2.2 Echelon
4.2.3 Embriq
4.2.4 Enel
4.2.5 ISA
4.2.6 Metrima
4.2.7 NURI Telecom
4.2.8 Remote Energy Monitoring
4.2.9 RWE Metering
4.2.10 Siemens
4.2.11 Trilliant
4.2.12 Tritech Technologies
4.2.13 Xemex
4.3 MDMS and middleware vendors
4.3.1 Ecologic Analytics
4.3.2 eMeter
4.3.3 EnergyICT
4.3.4 Ericsson
4.3.5 Generis Technology
4.3.6 Görlitz
4.3.7 Netinium
4.3.8 Oracle
4.3.9 OSIsoft
4.3.10 Powel
4.3.11 Process Vision
4.3.12 SAP
4.4 System integrators

5 Market analysis
5.1 Market drivers and restraints
5.1.1 Macroeconomic factors
5.1.2 Regulatory environment
5.1.3 Competitive environment
5.1.4 Industry standards
5.2 Smart metering market forecast
5.2.1 Geographical markets
5.2.2 Capital expenditure forecast
5.3 Technology trends
5.4 Industry analysis

6 Market profiles: Northern Europe
6.1 Sweden
6.1.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
6.1.2 Metering regulatory environment
6.1.3 Smart metering market developments
6.1.4 The outcome of a regulation driven rollout
6.2 Denmark
6.2.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
6.2.2 Metering regulatory environment
6.2.3 Smart metering market developments
6.3 Finland
6.3.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
6.3.2 Metering regulatory environment
6.3.3 Smart metering market developments
6.4 Norway
6.4.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
6.4.2 Metering regulatory environment
6.4.3 Smart metering market developments

7 Market profiles: Western Europe
7.1 Austria
7.1.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
7.1.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments
7.2 France
7.2.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
7.2.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments
7.3 Germany
7.3.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
7.3.2 Metering regulatory environment
7.3.3 Smart meter market developments
7.4 Ireland
7.4.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
7.4.2 Nationwide program for deployment of smart meters
7.5 The Netherlands
7.5.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
7.5.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart meter market developments
7.6 United Kingdom
7.6.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
7.6.2 Metering regulatory environment
7.6.3 The UK government's preferred rollout model
7.6.4 Early smart metering projects

8 Market profiles: Southern Europe
8.1 Italy
8.1.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
8.1.2 Metering regulatory environment
8.1.3 Smart metering market developments
8.2 Spain
8.2.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
8.2.2 Metering regulatory environment
8.2.3 Smart metering market developments
8.3 Portugal
8.3.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
8.3.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments
8.4 Malta
8.4.1 Utility industry structure
8.4.2 National smart grid project

9 Case studies: Smart metering projects in Europe
9.1 Enel
9.1.1 The Telegestore project in Italy
9.1.2 The Meters & More initiative
9.1.3 Endesa’s smart metering project in Spain
9.2 ERDF
9.2.1 The Linky Programme
9.2.2 System development and full-scale pilot
9.2.3 Smart home pilot projects
9.3 Iberdrola
9.3.1 The PRIME project
9.3.2 Smart metering projects in Spain and the US
9.4 British Gas
9.4.1 Smart meter rollout to 1 million British homes by 2012
9.4.2 System architecture
9.5 EDP
9.5.1 The InovGrid Project
9.5.2 The Évora Inovcity smart grid demonstration project
9.6 Fortum
9.6.1 Smart meter rollout in Sweden
9.6.2 Smart meter rollout in Finland
9.7 Helsingin Energia
9.8 Smart metering projects in Central Eastern Europe



List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Top 25 energy companies, by turnover (EU23+2 2009)
Figure 1.2: Electricity generation and consumption data (EU27 2009)
Figure 1.3: Electricity market statistics (EU23+2 2009)
Figure 1.4: Top 25 electricity DSOs (EU27+2 2010)
Figure 1.5: Gas market statistics (EU23+2 2009)
Figure 1.6: Top 25 gas DSOs (EU27+2 2010)
Figure 1.7: District heating market statistics (EU23+2 2007)
Figure 2.1: Smart metering infrastructure
Figure 2.2: Examples of smart electricity meters
Figure 2.3: OPEN Meter project partners
Figure 3.1: PLC point-to-multipoint communication infrastructure
Figure 3.2: Wireless Mesh point-to-multipoint communication infrastructure
Figure 3.3: Cellular point-to-point communication infrastructure
Figure 3.4: Selected members of the ZigBee Alliance by industry
Figure 4.1: Energy meter vendor company data (World/Europe, FY2009)
Figure 4.2: Landis+Gyr smart metering product portfolio (Europe 2009)
Figure 4.3: Itron smart metering product portfolio (Europe 2010)
Figure 4.4: Echelon NES VAR partners
Figure 4.5: Examples of system integrators active in smart metering
Figure 5.1: Household power consumption and retail prices (EU23+2 2009)
Figure 5.2: Final year for deployment of smart electricity meters by country
Figure 5.3: Smart meter shipments and penetration rate (EU23+2 2009–2015)
Figure 5.4: Smart meter shipments by region (EU23+2 2009–2015)
Figure 5.5: Smart metering capital expenditure forecast (EU23+2 2009–2015)
Figure 5.6: Estimated capital cost for some smart metering projects in Europe
Figure 5.7: Smart electricity meter supplier market shares (EU27+2 Q2-2010)
Figure 6.1: Smart meter contracts by country (Northern Europe 2010)
Figure 6.2: SM-contracts in the Nordic region by meter supplier and contractor (2010)
Figure 6.3: Top 10 electricity DSOs (Sweden, 2010)
Figure 6.4: SM contracts awarded by top 10 DSOs in Sweden
Figure 6.5: SM vendor selection of medium sized DSOs in Sweden (2009)
Figure 6.6: Features of smart meters in Sweden
Figure 6.7: Communication technologies of smart meters in Sweden
Figure 6.8: Share of meter values collected on time for Swedish DSOs (October 2009)
Figure 6.9: Top 10 electricity DSOs (Denmark, 2010)
Figure 6.10: Major SM projects in Denmark (June 2010)
Figure 6.11: Top 10 electricity DSOs (Finland, 2010)
Figure 6.12: Top 50 smart metering contracts in Finland (June 2010)
Figure 6.13: Top 10 electricity DSOs (Norway, 2010)
Figure 6.14: Major SM projects in Norway (June 2010)
Figure 7.1: Major smart electricity metering projects in Western Europe (June 2010)
Figure 7.2: Top 10 electricity and gas DSOs (Austria, 2010)
Figure 7.3: Top 50 electricity DSOs (Germany, 2010)
Figure 7.4: Major smart electricity metering projects in Germany (2010)
Figure 7.5: Electricity and gas DSOs (Netherlands, 2010)
Figure 7.6: Electricity DSOs (UK, 2010)
Figure 7.7: Gas DSOs (UK, 2009)
Figure 7.8: Electricity and gas retailer market shares (UK, 2009)
Figure 8.1: Major smart electricity metering projects in Southern Europe (June 2010)
Figure 8.2: Top 20 electricity and gas DSOs (Italy, 2010)
Figure 8.3: Major electricity and gas DSOs (Spain, 2010)
Figure 8.4: Top 5 DSOs (Portugal, 2010)
Figure 9.1: Telegestore annual operational data (Italy, 2009)
Figure 9.2: Conceptual system architechture for ERDF’s smart metering system
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Berg Insight says 111.4 million European households will have smart meters by 2015

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17.9 percent between 2009 and 2015 to reach 111.4 million at the end of the period. Providing consumers with detailed information about their electricity consumption the new generation of meters give customers control over energy costs and create financial incentives for energy savings. Moreover smart meters constitute the core building blocks in future smart grids that will incorporate a wide range of technologies related to renewable generation, distribution network optimisation and energy conservation. The report identifies France, Spain and the UK as the next countries in Europe where smart metering will become introduced, following major rollouts in Italy and the Nordic region. “In the past year, EDF, Endesa and Iberdrola – three of the absolutely largest electricity network operators in Europe – have launched large-scale pilots in France and Spain, respectively. Next year, these deployments will evolve into nationwide rollouts in these countries”, said Tobias Ryberg, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight. “On top of that, the UK’s largest electricity and gas retailer British Gas has launched the first major smart metering project for residential customers in the country. These developments in combination with rollouts in several other European countries will drive strong market growth over the next five years.”
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- ADD Group
- Aidon
- Circutor
- Diehl Metering
- Echelon
- Ecologic Analytics
- Elster
- Embriq
- eMeter
- Enel
- EnergyICT
- Entity Group/PRI-Secure Meters
- Ericsson
- GE Energy
- Generis Technology
- Görlitz
- Iskraemeco
- Itron
- Janz
- Kamstrup
- Landis+Gyr
- Metrima
- Netinium
- NURI Telecom
- Oracle
- OSIsoft
- Powel
- Process Vision
- Remote Energy Monitoring
- RWE Metering
- Sagemcom
- Sensus
- Siemens
- Trilliant
- Tritech Technologies
- Xemex
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