China's Smart Grid Spending Blitz: An Overview and Its Global Impact

China is in the middle of the largest smart metering deployment in the world. Smart meter shipments and installations in the country dwarf those of other leading smart energy nations and will continue to do so for the rest of the decade; however, it is not just the scale and value of the Chinese smart meter deployment that makes it unique. Led by government investment, the deployment aims to not just radically update the countries struggling electricity network, but also place its technology vendors at the vanguard of smart grid understanding and experience.

This report looks at the progress of China’s smart meter spending project at the mid-point stage and examines which companies and technologies have so far benefited and which are best set for the second half of the deployment.

Table of Contents

  • 1. CHINA PIONEERING SMART METER DEPLOYMENTS
    • 1.1. Power Demand in China
    • 1.2. Shifting Power Generation
    • 1.3. Expanding Grid Reliability and Coverage
    • 1.4. China's Smart Grid Strategy
    • 1.5. State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and Smart Grid Strategy
      • 1.5.1. SGCC's Three-phase Strategy
    • 1.6. China's Smart Metering Project in Global Context
    • 1.7. China and the United States
  • 2. CHINA'S SPECIFICALLY NATIONAL ROLLOUT
    • 2.1. Initial Meter Specifications
      • 2.1.1. Technical Layer
      • 2.1.2. Commercial Layer
    • 2.2. Smart Meter Communications
    • 2.3. China's Specific Smart Meter Requirements
    • 2.4. China's Specific Smart Meter Pricing
    • 2.5. Shipments and Deployments
    • 2.6. Smart Meter Vendor Selection
    • 2.7. Connectivity and Smart Metering
    • 2.8. Smart Meter Shipments and Installed Base Forecasts
  • 3. INTERNATIONAL INVOLVEMENT IN CHINA'S SMART METERING
    • 3.1. Initial Issues and Revised Specifications
    • 3.2. A Shift in Connectivity
    • 3.3. International Partnerships
    • 3.4. Key Partnerships and Overseas Companies in China's Smart Meter Project
      • 3.4.1. Echelon Corp.
      • 3.4.2. Siemens
      • 3.4.3. Landis+Gyr
      • 3.4.4. Glen Canyon
    • 3.5. Communications Investment
    • 3.6. Key Company Profiles
      • 3.6.1. Semitech
      • 3.6.2. Qingdao Neusoft Communications
      • 3.6.3. Beijing Fuxing Xiaocheng Electronic Technology Stock Co. Ltd.
      • 3.6.4. Miartech
      • 3.6.5. STMicroelectronics
      • 3.6.6. Silicon Labs
      • 3.6.7. Atmel
      • 3.6.8. Cinterion (Gemalto)

Tables

  1. Smart Meter Installed Base by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  2. Annual Smart Meter Installed Base, China, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  3. Annual Smart Meter Installations, China, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  4. Smart Meter Installed Base by Communication Technology Type, China, Forecast: 2013 to 2018

Charts

  1. Electricity Power Demand, World Market and Selected Countries: 2004 to 2011
  2. Electric Power Consumption per Capita, World Market and Selected Countries: 2003 to 2011
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Publish Date
4Q 2013
Code
AN-1133
Research Type
Regulatory Analysis Report
Pages
15