Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

More than 16m smart meters deployed in 2Q 2019, says Navigant

Steve Rogerson
March 24, 2020
 
Deployments of more than 16 million smart meters were announced in the second half of 2019, according to Navigant Research. The North American market saw the greatest number of new project announcements in the last several months
 
The report provides an analysis of global utility smart meter projects and tracks data related to global customer endpoints, meter manufacturers, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications vendors, systems integrators, and meter data management system vendors.
 
The smart electric meter continues to evolve across both technologies and geographies. In developed markets, penetration rates continue to climb while a burgeoning market for second-generation deployments begins to emerge.
 
Meanwhile, developing markets are finally advancing beyond the nascent stage, with an uptick in project announcements across Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East.
 
“The North American market saw the greatest number of new project announcements in the last several months, with a notable uptick in public utility deployments,” said Michael Kelly, research analyst with Navigant Research. “Western Europe also remains a hotbed of activity as new players emerge, multiple nationwide rollouts continue and second-generation upgrades are realised.”
 
In Eastern Europe, new markets are emerging, including Russia, Latvia and Lithuania, while the Asia Pacific market remains highly fragmented, according to the report. In the Latin America and Middle East regions, which have been underdeveloped markets slow to adopt AMI, many countries are exploring advanced metering at a national scale. Africa is still inhibited by financial constraints, though small- to mid-scale projects continue to propagate, along with a handful of more meaningful deployments.
 
The 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 system 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.