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The global smart meter market has a considerable scale and a promising prospect. One of the important links for the successful operation of smart electricity is that it is necessary to collect the power consumption information of all power users in a complete and real-time manner. Therefore, the active deployment of advanced meter reading infrastructure (AMI), which is in the position of environmental protection at both ends of power supply and consumption, has become the primary task to promote the smooth development of smart electricity. To complete the infrastructure construction of AMI, smart meters must be installed first, so it also urges countries around the world to give priority to the construction of smart meters

global market scale

there are a large number of electricity meters in use in the world, including industrial, commercial and residential electricity meters. There are about 1.7 billion electricity meters in the world. If they are fully replaced with smart meters, the market scale will be considerable. In 2012, the global shipment of smart meters reached 100million units, an increase of 31.6% over 2011 According to IDC, a market research institution, the global shipment of smart meters will reach 163million units in 2015, with an annual compound average growth rate of 15.4% In stat research also pointed out that the global smart meter market revenue is expected to exceed $12billion in 2016, and the smart meter penetration rate will be as high as 59% by 2020 The former market needs to use rougher abrasives to ensure a larger polishing rate in the polishing process. Pike research, a research institution, also estimates that the global installation of smart meters will reach 963million by 2020

the development of smart meter Market in various countries mainly comes from the promotion of national policies, which will continue to cause environmental pollution, that is, promote the construction of smart meters through laws and subsidies. For example, the European Union requires its member states to replace all meters with smart meters by 2022. With the active promotion of governments around the world, the number of smart meters installed has increased significantly since 2009; Although countries have different strengths and progress in promoting smart meters, and the United States, which started the deployment of smart meters earlier, will have a decreasing trend year by year from 2012, but with the accelerated construction of countries around the world, the deployment of smart meters will continue to increase, and the overall market will continue to grow

the international smart meter market began to develop in Europe, the United States and other regions, and then spread to other regions of the world, including Canada in North America, Japan, South Korea, Chinese Mainland in Asia, and New Zealand Australia in Australia. Relevant pilot plans or construction are actively under way. In addition, according to the ranking of market share of all regions in the world, Chinese Mainland is the largest, accounting for 86% of the market share, followed by North America, Europe, Asia (except Chinese Mainland), Latin America, the Middle East and Africa

overview of smart meter Market in various countries

North America

the United States is the region where the global AMI market began to sprout. Its smart meter market was the world's largest demand market from 2008 to 2010, accounting for about 45% of the global market; However, after the rise of demand in Chinese Mainland in 2011, it retreated to the second place, accounting for only 8% of the global market From 2005 to 2010, the compound annual growth rate of the North American market was as high as 80%. The shipment volume in 2010 was $12.1 million, an increase of 49.2% over 2009

the large-scale promotion of the AMI market in the United States mainly began with the $4.5 billion smart grid investment grant (sgig) launched in the 2009 recovery and Reinvestment Act. Among them, the subsidy amount of AMI is nearly 817million US dollars, accounting for 18% of the overall subsidy funds of smart electricity In addition, the U.S. government is also actively promoting smart electricity demonstration programs, such as the California Energy Commission's spp (statewide pricing pilot) demonstration program, which selects 2500 users to implement the demonstration of smart meter installation and matching demand response plan. The U.S. government urged all States to actively promote the deployment of AMI. By the end of March 2012, more than 10.8 million smart meters had been installed in the United States under the sgig plan, with a penetration rate of more than 20%; GTM research, a research institution, predicts that the cumulative number of smart meters in the United States will reach 5700 in 2014, and the total number of devices is expected to reach 65million in 2015, with a new business opportunity of about $62.9 billion; However, after the deployment of smart meters in the United States peaked in 2011, the number of installed meters has a decreasing trend year by year; In addition, some U.S. power companies face public doubts about privacy safety, health impact and the increase of electricity charges, which form obstacles to promotion. Therefore, the U.S. smart meter market will continue to grow but show a slowing phenomenon


from 2008 to 2010, Europe was the second largest demand market for smart meters in the world, accounting for about 31% of the global market; But since 2011, it has retreated to the third place with a share of 3% Including 27 EU countries plus two countries, Europe currently has 277 million electricity meters; The annual demand for electricity meters in 2011, including new installations and replacements, totaled about 12million to 17million. European countries have enacted laws and regulations requiring power companies to promote the establishment of ami Among them, Italy and Sweden are the first countries to invest in the construction of AMI, and have completed large-scale construction in 2009 and 2011 respectively; Spain completed the installation of 1million smart meters in 2011, and set 2018 as the goal to complete the comprehensive introduction; France also completed the installation of 300000 smart meters in 2011, and plans to complete the installation of 35million smart meters by 2017; Finland is also expected to complete a comprehensive smart meter device in 2013; Estonia and Norway are also expected to complete the installation in 2017. In 2011, the UK and Austria also announced to promote the construction of national AMI and start the demonstration plan from 2012, with Ireland, the Netherlands and other countries as the goal to complete the national installation by 2020. As for Germany, the government led approach is different from that of other countries, which adopts an industry led approach. However, the cost-benefit analysis that Germany is scheduled to implement in 2013 may change the promotion policy of smart meters according to its results

as the follow-up smart meter plans in France, Spain and the UK have entered a large-scale promotion stage, a new wave of market growth peak has occurred in the European market. The number of smart meters set in Europe accounted for 18% of the total electricity meters by the end of 2011; Berg insight predicts that from 2011 to 2017, the number of smart meters exported to developed countries will increase by an average of 20.5% annually, reaching 154.7 million, accounting for 56% of the total electricity meters; It is estimated that by 2020, 80% of electricity meters in Europe will be upgraded to smart meters. Since France, Britain and other countries will complete the installation before 2020, this high growth rate will slow down at that time

new Australia

Australia is currently actively promoting the replacement of service life. It is expected to complete the installation of 2.6 million users by 2013; New Zealand has completed the installation of 1.3 million smart meters nationwide in 2012. The electricity meter manufacturers competing in the Australian market include Ge, landis+gyr and PRI meters; MDMS manufacturer is Oracle; In the New Zealand market, Elster is the main electricity meter manufacturer, and Oracle is also the MDMS manufacturer

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