Advanced Metering Infrastructure

At present, a large proportion of electrical power generation takes place in coal-fired plants that contribute a significant part of the world's carbon emissions. To address such challenges, new solutions have to evolve in the energy value chain. Massive regulatory efforts and business investments aim to upgrade electrical grids with significant new capabilities, specifically in the areas of increased network communications, remote and automated management of network elements in the field, and new power management functionality. A key aspect of this upgrade to a smart grid is the deployment of millions of new smart meters, worldwide but particularly in North America, Europe, and certain countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This study examines the market for smart grid technology with a strong focus on the deployment of smart electricity meters and the various technological and topological choices required to connect these smart meters to the utilities’ head-end systems. It discusses key adoption drivers and challenges, analyzes value chain and competitive landscape issues, outlines regional trends, and gives particular attention to regulatory and legislative activity. The standards and technologies associated with the smart grid are extensively discussed. Highly granular five-year forecasts are provided for both smart metering and the communication technology options used to connect smart meters. Finally, the report profiles a wide range of players in the smart grid value chain.

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. An "Intelligent" Grid
    • 1.2. Smart Grid Market Drivers and Challenges
    • 1.3. Forecasting the Smart Grid
  • 2. MARKET ISSUES
    • 2.1. Concept of Smart Grid
    • 2.2. The Market Landscape
    • 2.3. Benefits of a Smart Grid
    • 2.4. Automated Meter Reads
    • 2.5. Demand Response, Time of Use, and Critical Peak Pricing
    • 2.6. Remote Connect/Disconnect
    • 2.7. Remote Fault Detection
    • 2.8. Net Metering
    • 2.9. Smart Grid Market Drivers
    • 2.10. Regulatory Mandates
    • 2.11. Energy Efficiency and Reliability
    • 2.12. Operational Efficiency
    • 2.13. Environmental Concerns
    • 2.14. Improved Customer Service
    • 2.15. Reduction of Energy Theft
    • 2.16. Energy Market Competition
    • 2.17. Smart Grid Market Challenges
    • 2.18. Evolving Standards Landscape
    • 2.19. Project Complexity
    • 2.20. Business Case Complexity
    • 2.21. Project Costs
    • 2.22. Consumer Acceptance
    • 2.23. Value Chain and Competitive Landscape Trends
    • 2.24. Utility Landscape
    • 2.25. Smart Meter and AMI Technology Vendors
    • 2.26. Smart Grid Communication Services Providers
    • 2.27. Cellular Connectivity Providers
    • 2.28. Turnkey Managed Service Providers
    • 2.29. Regional Trends
    • 2.30. North America
    • 2.31. Europe
    • 2.32. Asia-Pacific
    • 2.33. Latin America
    • 2.34. Middle East and Africa
    • 2.35. Legislative and Regulatory Impact Analysis
    • 2.36. North America
    • 2.37. Energy Policy Act of 2005
    • 2.38. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
    • 2.39. California Smart Metering Largely Results from a Mandate for Energy Efficiency and Reliability
    • 2.40. Texas Smart Metering Driven both by Regulatory Mandate and Retail Competition
    • 2.41. Europe
    • 2.42. European Directive 2003/54/EC
    • 2.43. European Directive 2006/32/EC
    • 2.44. Third Energy Package
    • 2.45. Asia-Pacific
    • 2.46. South Korea
    • 2.47. Japan
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
    • 3.1. The Drive towards a Smart Grid
    • 3.2. Key Smart Grid Standardization Efforts
    • 3.3. International Standards
    • 3.4. 3GPP and ETSI work on M2M
    • 3.5. Cyber Security for the Smart Grid
    • 3.6. Wide Area Networking in the Smart Grid
    • 3.7. US Market Landscape
    • 3.8. International Market Landscape
    • 3.9. The Impact of the Shift to 3G Cellular Infrastructure on the Smart Meter
    • 3.10. Concerns Regarding 2G Network Longevity
    • 3.11. Neighborhood Area Networks
    • 3.12. Power Line Communications in Smart Metering
    • 3.13. Fixed RF in Smart Metering
  • 4. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 4.1. Forecast Methodology
    • 4.2. Smart Meter Forecasts
    • 4.3. Smart Meter NAN Connectivity Forecasts
    • 4.4. Smart Meter WAN Connectivity Forecasts
    • 4.5. Smart Meter Cellular Connection Forecasts
    • 4.6. Smart Meter Cellular Embedded Module Forecasts
  • 5. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 6. ACRONYMS
  • 7. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
    • 7.1. Scope of Study
    • 7.2. Sources and Methodology
    • 7.3. Notes

Charts

  1. Total Smart Meter Installed Base by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2016
  2. Total Smart Meter Installed Base by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  3. Total Meter and Smart Meter Installed Base, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  4. Total Smart Meter Installed Base by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  5. Smart Meter NAN Communications Technology Installed Base by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  6. Smart Meter WAN Communications Technology Installed Base by Type, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  7. Smart Meter Cellular Connections by Air Standard, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  8. Smart Meter Cellular Connection Revenue by Air Standard, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  9. Smart Meter Cellular Connections by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  10. Smart Meter Cellular Connection Revenue by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  11. Smart Meter Cellular Module Shipments by Air Standard, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  12. Smart Meter Cellular Module Revenue by Air Standard, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  13. Smart Meter Cellular Module Shipments by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  14. Smart Meter Cellular Module Revenue by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  15. Total Smart Meter Installed Base by Region
  16. Total Meter and Smart Meter Installed Base
  17. Total Smart Meter Installed Base by Region
  18. Smart Meter NAN Communications Technology Installed Base by Type
  19. Smart Meter WAN Communications Technology Installed Base by Type
  20. Smart Meter Cellular Connections by Air Standard
  21. Smart Meter Cellular Connection Revenue by Air Standard
  22. Smart Meter Cellular Connections by Region
  23. Smart Meter Cellular Connection Revenue by Region
  24. Smart Meter Cellular Module Shipments by Air Standard
  25. Smart Meter Cellular Module Revenue by Air Standard
  26. Smart Meter Cellular Module Shipments by Region
  27. Smart Meter Cellular Module Revenue by Region

Figures

  1. Infrastructure Elements and Technology Segments Comprising the Smart Grid
  2. Utility/Smart Grid Value Chain
  3. Meter Vendor and AMI Technology Vendor Convergence on the Smart Meter Market
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Research Information

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Publish Date
2Q 2011
Code
RR-AMI-11
Research Type
Research Report Report
Pages
72