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Smart Metering in North America and Asia-Pacific – 2nd Edition

  • ID: 1936836
  • Report
  • Region: Asia, Asia Pacific, North America, United States
  • 163 Pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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Are you looking for detailed information and comprehensive data about the North American and Asia-Pacific smart metering markets? Berg Insight’s analyst team has been covering smart metering continuously for more than nine years. Learn more about the latest developments on two of the most dynamic market regions that will see massive smart metering projects realised over the next five to ten years.

Smart Metering in North America and Asia-Pacific is the second consecutive market report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments for smart metering in two dynamic regions.

This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with over 160 pages of unique business intelligence, including 5-year industry forecasts, expert commentary and real-life case studies on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from the report:

- Case studies of smart metering projects by the leading energy industry players in North America and Asia-Pacific.
- In-depth market profiles of the US, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
- Status updates on the development of smart grid and communication technology.
- Profiles of the key players in the smart metering industry in North America and Asia-Pacific.
- Forecasts for smart meter shipments and penetration rates until 2016.
- Analysis of the latest market and industry developments in each region.

This report answers the following questions:

How are national energy policies driving the adoption of smart metering?
What new smart metering projects have been enabled by the US federal stimuli funds?
What are the plans for smart meters deployments in British Columbia and Québec?
When will China start the construction of a nationwide smart metering data network?
What is the role for smart metering in South Korea’s national smart grid plan?
What is the current status for smart metering in Japan?
What is driving adoption of smart meters in Australia and New Zealand?
Who are leading the race for market leadership in North America?
Which are the main providers of PLC and wireless communication technology for smart meters?
Which are the emerging top players in the Chinese smart metering industry?

Who should buy this report?
Smart Metering in North America and Asia-Pacific 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.

About the Author

Tobias Ryberg is co-founder and principal analyst responsible for the M2M research series. He is an experienced analyst and author of numerous articles and reports about telecom and IT for leading Swedish and international publishers. The Smart Metering market has been his major research area for the past 9 years.
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Executive summary

1 Smart grids and intelligent meters
1.1 Introduction to smart grids
1.2 Smart metering
1.2.1 Smart metering applications
1.2.2 Smart metering infrastructure
1.2.3 Benefits of smart metering
1.3 Project strategies
1.3.1 System design and sourcing
1.3.2 Rollout and integration
1.3.3 Implementation and operation
1.3.4 Communicating with customers
1.4 Regulatory issues
1.4.1 Models for the introduction of smart meters
1.4.2 Standardisation
1.4.3 Individual rights issues
2 PLC and wireless communication technologies
2.1 PLC versus wireless communication
2.1.1 PLC point-to-multipoint
2.1.2 Wireless Mesh point-to-multipoint
2.1.3 Cellular networks point-to-point
2.1.4 Home area networking
2.2 PLC technology and vendors
2.2.1 Industry associations and standards
2.2.2 Tier one semiconductor companies
2.2.3 Advanced Digital Design
2.2.5 Leaguer Microelectronics
2.2.6 Topscomm
2.2.7 Yitran Communications
2.3 Wireless technology and vendors
2.3.1 Industry initiatives and standards
2.3.2 Cinterion
2.3.3 Coronis
2.3.4 Ember
2.3.5 Sierra Wireless
2.3.6 Sigma Designs
2.3.7 Simcom
2.3.8 Telit
3 Smart metering industry players
3.1 Meter vendors
3.1.1 Landis+Gyr
3.1.2 Itron
3.1.3 Elster
3.1.4 Aichi Tokei Denki
3.1.5 EDMI
3.1.6 GE Energy
3.1.7 Holley Metering
3.1.8 Linyang Electronics
3.1.9 LSIS
3.1.10 Osaki Electric
3.1.11 Sanxing Electric
3.1.12 Schneider Electric
3.1.13 Secure Meters
3.1.14 Sensus
3.1.15 Wasion
3.1.16 Second tier Chinese meter vendors
3.2 Smart grid solution providers
3.2.1 Aclara
3.2.2 Ambient
3.2.3 Arcadian Networks
3.2.4 Arc Innovations
3.2.5 Cooper Power Systems
3.2.6 Comverge
3.2.7 Echelon
3.2.8 Eastsoft
3.2.9 FXXC
3.2.10 KDN
3.2.11 Nighthawk
3.2.12 NURI Telecom
3.2.13 Omni System
3.2.14 Ruggedcom
3.2.15 Silver Spring Networks
3.2.16 SmartSynch
3.2.17 Tantalus
3.2.18 Trilliant
3.2.19 Tropos Networks
3.3 MDMS and middleware vendors
3.3.1 Ecologic Analytics
3.3.2 eMeter
3.3.3 EnergyICT
3.3.4 NorthStar Utilities Solutions
3.3.5 Oracle
3.3.6 OSIsoft
3.3.7 SAP
3.4 System integrators and managed service providers
3.4.1 IT industry players
3.4.2 Telecom industry players
4 Market analysis
4.1 North America
4.1.1 Market forecast
4.1.2 Technology trends
4.1.3 Industry analysis
4.2 East Asia
4.2.1 Market forecast
4.2.2 Technology trends
4.2.3 Industry analysis
4.3 Australia and New Zealand
4.3.1 Market forecast
4.3.2 Technology trends
4.3.3 Industry analysis
5 North America
5.1 Regional summary
5.2 United States
5.2.1 Electricity and gas utilities
5.2.2 Federal smart grid and metering initiatives
5.2.3 Regional overview: Northeast
5.2.4 Regional overview: Midwest
5.2.5 Regional overview: South
5.2.6 Regional overview: West
5.3 Canada
5.3.1 Electricity and gas utilities
5.3.2 Ontario’s smart meter rollout
5.3.3 Smart metering initiatives in other provinces
6 Asia-Pacific
6.1 Regional summary
6.2 China
6.2.1 Electricity industry structure
6.2.2 Smart grid and metering initiatives
6.3 Japan
6.3.1 Electricity and gas utility industry structure
6.3.2 Smart grid and metering initiatives
6.4 South Korea
6.4.1 Electricity and gas utility industry structure
6.4.2 National smart grid plan for 2020
6.5 Australia
6.5.1 Electricity and gas utility industry structure
6.5.2 Regulation driven deployments of smart meters
6.6 New Zealand
6.6.1 Electricity industry structure
6.6.2 Industry driven deployments of smart meters
7 Case studies
7.1 North America
7.1.1 Pacific Gas & Electric
7.1.2 Sempra Energy
7.1.3 Florida Power & Light
7.1.4 Hydro-Québec
7.1.5 BC Hydro
7.2 East Asia
7.2.1 State Grid Corporation of China
7.2.2 Kansai Electric Power
7.2.3 KEPCO
7.3 Australia and New Zealand
7.3.1 Ausgrid
7.3.2 Jemena and UED
7.3.3 SP AusNet
7.3.4 Vector

List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
Figure 1.2: Smart metering infrastructure
Figure 1.3: Examples of smart electricity meters
Figure 2.1: PLC point-to-multipoint communication infrastructure
Figure 2.2: Wireless Mesh point-to-multipoint communication infrastructure
Figure 2.3: Cellular point-to-point communication infrastructure
Figure 2.4: Selected members of HomePlug Powerline Alliance by industry
Figure 2.5: Selected members of ZigBee Alliance by industry
Figure 3.1: Energy meter vendor company data (World/Asia/North America, FY2010)
Figure 3.2: Landis+Gyr smart metering product portfolio (North America/Australia 2011)
Figure 3.3: Itron smart metering product portfolio (North America 2011)
Figure 3.4: Elster smart metering product portfolio (North America/Australia 2011)
Figure 4.1: Smart meter shipments and penetration rate (North America 2010–2016)
Figure 4.2: Smart metering capital expenditure by category (North America 2009–2015)
Figure 4.3: Smart electricity meter supplier market shares (NA Q3-2011)
Figure 4.4: Smart electricity meter communication provider market shares (NA Q3-2011)
Figure 4.5: Smart meter shipments and penetration rate (East Asia 2010–2016)
Figure 4.6: Smart metering related IPOs and acquisitions in East Asia (2010/2011)
Figure 4.7: Smart meter shipments and penetration rate (Australia & NZ 2010–2016)
Figure 5.1: Top 10 confirmed smart metering projects in North America (Q2-2011)
Figure 5.2: Top 50 electricity utilities (US 2011)
Figure 5.3: Top 25 gas utilities (US 2011)
Figure 5.4: List of major smart meter projects receiving federal grants
Figure 5.5: Major smart metering contracts from investor-owned utilities (US 2011)
Figure 5.6: Selected smart metering contracts from public utilities (US 2011)
Figure 5.7: Selected smart metering contracts from cooperative utilities (US 2011)
Figure 5.8: Top 25 electricity utilities (Canada 2011)
Figure 5.9: Smart meter vendor market shares (Ontario)
Figure 5.10: Top 25 electricity smart metering projects in Canada
Figure 6.1: Major smart metering projects in the Asia-Pacific region (2011)
Figure 6.2: List of electricity utilities in Japan (2010)
Figure 6.3: Top five electricity and gas utilities in South Korea (2010)
Figure 6.4: Electricity and gas utilities in Australia (2010)
Figure 6.5: Summary of cost benefit analysis for smart meters in Australia
Figure 6.6: Smart metering contracts in Victoria, Australia
Figure 6.7: Electricity retailer market shares (New Zealand, Q2-2011)
Figure 6.8: Metering service providers in New Zealand and smart meter contracts
Figure 7.1: Results of SGCC’s centralised meter tenders during 2010
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Smart meter penetration in North America will reach 50 percent by 2016

According to new a research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in North America will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.5 percent between 2010 and 2016 to reach 87.4 million at the end of the period. Over the next five years, smart meter penetration among residential electricity customers in the US and Canada is projected to increase from around 20 percent in mid-2011 to more than 50 percent by the end of 2016. Berg Insight anticipates the region will have close to 100 percent penetration by 2020. “North America has been at the forefront of metering innovation for many decades and is now embracing the latest smart technologies that improve grid performance”, said Tobias Ryberg, senior analyst, Berg Insight and author of the report. “The US federal government and many states have successfully stimulated the demand for smart metering solutions through a combination of financial incentives and regulatory requirements. Full-scale rollouts are now underway at nearly half of the largest investor-owned utilities, as well as among hundreds of municipals and electric cooperatives.” California and Texas have passed legislation that require smart meters for all electricity customers and regulators in other major states such as Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Georgia have given their approval for smart meter plans proposed by utilities. In Canada, Ontario completed the first major rollout of smart meters in early 2011 and new projects now underway in British Columbia and Québec are set to boost the penetration for smart metering in the country to around two-thirds of the households. According to the report, wireless mesh networking technologies dominate the smart meter communication marketplace in North America. Most of the leading vendors provide solutions that use the license-free 900 MHz frequency band. Alternative technologies such as cellular networks and power-line carrier are however starting to gain more traction. TNMP, an electric utility with 230,000 customers in Texas, will deploy the first large-scale smart metering system in the US using point-to-point GPRS communication until 2016.
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- Aichi Tokei Denki
- Ambient
- Arc Innovations
- Arcadian Networks
- Ausgrid
- Cinterion
- Comverge
- Cooper Power Systems
- Coronis
- Eastsoft
- Echelon
- Ecologic Analytics
- Elster
- Ember
- eMeter
- EnergyICT
- GE Energy
- Holley Metering
- Itron
- Jemena and UED
- Kansai Electric Power
- Landis+Gyr
- Leaguer Microelectronics
- Linyang Electronics
- Nighthawk
- NorthStar Utilities Solutions
- NURI Telecom
- Omni System
- Oracle
- Osaki Electric
- OSIsoft
- Ruggedcom
- Sanxing Electric
- Schneider Electric
- Secure Meters
- Sensus
- Sierra Wireless
- Sigma Designs
- Silver Spring Networks
- Simcom
- SmartSynch
- SP AusNet
- Tantalus
- Telit
- Topscomm
- Trilliant
- Tropos Networks
- Vector
- Wasion
- Yitran Communications
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The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain.  They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.