Navigant Research Report Shows China Continues Leading the Global Smart Meter Market with 496 Million Tracked Installations

Uptake remains limited in Eastern Europe, Latin American, and the Middle East & Africa, report finds

Jul 10, 2018

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the state of global utility electric smart meter market, tracking data related to customer endpoints, meter manufacturers, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications vendors, systems integrators, and meter data management (MDM) vendors.

In Asia Pacific, the smart meter market has seen limited activity since Navigant’s 2017 report, with a subset of the region’s major countries including Japan and Korea engaging in large-scale projects while others show limited to no activity. China is now moving toward second-generation smart metering, while high volume deployments continue across Japan and South Korea. Although India’s smart meter program has been slow to develop, the emergence of multimillion-meter tenders is helping to drive volumes in this critical market. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, China continues to lead the global smart meter market through 1Q 2018 with upwards of 496 million meters installed, accounting for 68.4 percent of tracked installations.

“As expected, China’s State Grid Corporation of China has nearly concluded its nationwide smart meter rollout in 2018 in the midst of Southern Power Grid’s push toward higher deployment levels,” says Michael Kelly, research analyst with Navigant Research. “Since the release of our previous report, the North American smart meter market has seen a handful of new project announcements, meanwhile in Europe, large and small-scale smart electric meter deployments have already been achieved, with activity remaining high as national rollouts continue.”

According to the report, in Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East & Africa, disparate small and mid-scale AMI deployments continue to propagate, while others face barriers to entry inhibited by financial constraints.

This Navigant Research report, Global AMI Tracker 2Q18, provides an analysis of global utility smart meter projects. It tracks data related to global customer endpoints, meter manufacturers, AMI communications vendors, systems integrators, and MDM vendors. The Tracker also includes an examination of the technologies, timeframes, and vendor selections for AMI deployments around the world, as well as vendor selection share analysis for North America. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

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* The information contained in this press release concerning the report Global AMI Tracker 2Q18, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.