4Q 2020

Global AMI Tracker 4Q20

The proliferation of smart meters in the early 2000s was largely a function of rudimentary motivations. At the regulatory level, US and European markets were galvanized through the US Smart Grid Investment Grant and EU Directives. At the operational level, most utilities saw these deployments as easy cost-limitation exercises and limited project objectives to relatively simple applications. These drivers, although still relevant, have been surpassed by more advanced use cases and technologies that define the smart meter market moving forward. Analysis in this Guidehouse Insights report identifies key technology trends that help to shape this evolving and complex market.

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) can be broken down across hardware, software, and communications. Hardware innovation can be seen as multi-channel. More frequent data collection supports software and analytics investments, onboard communication modules now support hybrid communications, and enhanced security features support the entire value chain.

This Guidehouse Insights report 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 meter data management (MDM) vendors. The report also includes an examination of the technologies, timeframes, and vendor selections for AMI deployments around the world, along with vendor selection share analysis for North America.

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  • What are the key smart meter projects around the world?
  • Which utilities are actively engaged in global smart meter deployments?
  • Which technologies have various utilities selected for their deployment projects?
  • What technologies have seen increased adoption as a function of new smart meter deployments?
  • How have smart meter technologies evolved over the past decade?
  • What are the vendor selection shares of smart meter and communications providers?
  • Utilities and grid operators
  • Meter manufacturers
  • Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications vendors
  • Meter data management (MDM) vendors
  • Systems integrators
  • Government agencies
  • Research community
  • Investor community

How to Use This File: Global AMI Tracker 4Q20

Global AMI Tracker 4Q20

Tracked Smart Meter Projects by Region, World Markets: 3Q20

Planned Smart Meters by Region, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 10 Smart Meter Vendors by Selection Share, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 10 Communications Vendors by Selection Share, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 5 Communications Technologies by Planned Meters, World Markets: 3Q20

Planned Smart Meters by Utility Type, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 10 Countries by Smart Meters Planned: 3Q20

Smart Meter Projects by Region, World Markets: 3Q20

Smart Meter Projects and Planned Meters by Region and Country, World Markets: 3Q20

Global AMI Tracker 4Q20

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Tracked Smart Meter Projects by Region, World Markets: 3Q20

Planned Smart Meters by Region, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 10 Smart Meter Vendors by Selection Share, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 10 Communications Vendors by Selection Share, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 5 Communications Technologies by Planned Meters, World Markets: 3Q20

Planned Smart Meters by Utility Type, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 10 Countries by Smart Meters Planned: 3Q20

Smart Meter Projects by Region, World Markets: 3Q20

Global AMI Tracker 4Q20

Tracked Smart Meter Projects by Region, World Markets: 3Q20

Planned Smart Meters by Region, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 10 Smart Meter Vendors by Selection Share, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 10 Communications Vendors by Selection Share, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 5 Communications Technologies by Planned Meters, World Markets: 3Q20

Planned Smart Meters by Utility Type, World Markets: 3Q20

Top 10 Countries by Smart Meters Planned: 3Q20

Smart Meter Projects by Region, World Markets: 3Q20

Smart Meter Projects and Planned Meters by Region and Country, World Markets: 3Q20