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Europe Smart Meters Market Outlook to 2022 - Market Analysis by Geography, Technology, Competitive Landscape, Key Company Information - Growth Trends and Forecasts

  • ID: 4385698
  • Report
  • Region: Europe
  • 83 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Dec 31st 2019
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Digital smart meters are a big innovation over present analogue versions, allowing grid operators and utilities to view power consumption at the household level, but they also involve a significant upfront cost. EU member states were supposed to replace at least 80% of all electricity meter with €œsmart€  versions by 2022, provided that they found smart meters saved money in the long run, under the Energy Efficiency Directive.

Smart Meters and Smart Meter Systems are being deployed throughout the world, and utilities are continuing their efforts to improve grid reliability and promote energy efficiency while providing improved services to their customers. However, concerns have been raised regarding not only the accuracy, security and integrity of these meters, but also with respect to the potential impacts of radio frequency (RF) exposure on the public. This report provides a basic overview for understanding how the electric utility industry seeks to ensure the appropriate level of accuracy, safety, and security. It also makes evident that before being accepted and deployed Smart Meters must meet a number of national standards and comply with state and local codes designed to ensure proper operation, functionality and safety.

While there are technological differences between Smart Meters and older mechanical metering devices, the electric industry exercises the same due diligence and precision for ensuring the accuracy of Smart Meters as it has to older mechanical metering devices for revenue billing application. The accuracy of Smart Meters, both in development and practice, has been confirmed to improve on the older electro-mechanical meter technology. All meters, regardless of technology and design, are required to meet national standards such as ANSI C12 for meter accuracy and operation before being installed.

Several Smart Meter Systems operate by transmitting information wirelessly. However, this has raised some concern about the health effects of wireless signals on electric consumers and the general public. However, studies show the RF exposures of Smart Meters are lower compared to other common sources in the home and operate significantly below Federal Communications Commission (FCC) exposure limits. Additional discussions explain how the location, distance from the transmitter, shielding by meter enclosures, attenuation of building materials, direction of RF emissions, and transmit duty cycle significantly reduce exposure to consumers.
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1. Introduction
1.1 Report Guidance
1.2 Markets Covered
1.3 Key Points Noted
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Key Components of Smart Gas Meters
4. Market Inhibitors for Smart Gas Meters
4.1 Natural Gas
4.1.1 Natural Gas Price
5. Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities
5.1 Drivers
5.1.1 Reliability/Sustainability
5.1.2 Cathodic Protection
5.1.3 Remote Shutoff
5.2 Constraints
5.2.1 Dependance on Natural Gas Trends
5.2.2 Future Integration Issues
5.3 Opportunities
5.3.1 Scope for New Technology Innovation
6. Smart Gas Meter Types
6.1 Diaphram
6.2 Rotary
6.3 Turbine
6.4 Office
6.5 Ultrasonic Flow
7. Smart Gas Meter Modules
7.1 Itron ERTs
7.2 Aclara Modules
8. Batteries
8.1 Electronic Index
9. Europe Smart Gas Meter Market, by Country
9.1 Spain
9.1.1 Introduction
9.1.2 Market Demand to 2022
9.1.3 Recent Trends and Opportunities
9.1.4 Policies and Regulations
9.2 Germany
9.2.1 Introduction
9.2.2 Market Demand to 2022
9.2.3 Recent Trends and Opportunities
9.2.4 Policies and Regulations
9.3 United Kingdom
9.3.1 Introduction
9.3.2 Market Demand to 2022
9.3.3 Recent Trends and Opportunities
9.3.4 Policies and Regulations
9.4 France
9.4.1 Introduction
9.4.2 Market Demand to 2022
9.4.3 Recent Trends and Opportunities
9.4.4 Policies and Regulations
9.5 Others
10. Competition
10.1 Overview
10.2 Market Share of Key Companies, by Country
10.3 Market Share of Key Companies, by Equipment
11. Company Profiles
11.1 Aclara
11.2 GE Digital Energy
11.3 Itron
11.4 Kamstrup
11.5 Echelon
11.6 Nuri Telecom
11.7 Sagemcom
11.8 Siemens Energy
11.9 Silver Spring Networks
12. Competitive Landscape
12.1 Deal Summary
12.1.1 Acquisition
12.1.2 Private Equity
12.1.3 Equity Offerings
12.1.4 Debt Offerings
12.1.5 Partnerships
12.1.6 Asset Transactions
12.2 Recent Developments
12.2.1 New Technology Inventions
12.2.2 New Contract Announcements
13. Appendix
13.1 Sources
13.2 Abbreviations
13.3 Market Definition
13.3.1 Methodology
13.3.2 Coverage
13.3.3 Secondary Research
13.3.4 Primary Research
13.3.5 Expert Panel Validation
13.4 Contact Us
13.5 Disclaimer
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