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Europe Electricity & Gas Smart Metering Industry Report 2021: Rethinking the Smart Metering Offering to Respond to Emerging Utility Needs

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Dublin, Nov. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Smart Metering in Europe - 16th Edition" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

A historic milestone has been reached in the European energy sector as the penetration of smart electricity metering has now passed the 50 percent mark. This could be concluded in the latest study of the European smart metering market from the leading IoT analyst firm, which has tracked the development of the market since 2004.

At the end 2020, the EU27+3 region was home to nearly 150 million smart electricity meters, corresponding to a penetration rate of 49 percent. Growing at a robust CAGR of 7.2 percent, the installed base is expected to exceed 227 million units in 2026. The European smart gas metering market will meanwhile increase its installed base of devices from 39 million units in 2020 to just over 70 million in 2026.

The composition of annual smart electricity shipment volumes is expected to change significantly over the coming years as rollouts in many markets in Western and Northern Europe are now either well-advanced or largely completed. One major growth area that will spread across Europe in the coming years is second-generation smart metering deployments.

"In fact, replacements of first-generation smart metering equipment are expected to account for nearly a third of the cumulative device shipments until 2026" said Levi Ostling, Senior Analyst. In terms of first-generation projects, the 10 fastest growing markets during 2020-2026 will meanwhile all be in Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe - a trend that shows that the focus has started to shift away from the big Western European markets that have been the center of attention of the European smart metering market throughout the past decade.

Another major ongoing change is related to the communications technologies being used for data exchange with the utility back office. Wireless connectivity options are forecasted to grow their share of annual smart electricity meter shipment volumes from 25 percent in 2020 to 57 percent in 2026.

A lot of the growth will be attributable to the rise of 3GPP-based LPWA connectivity services, which have become available in most European markets in the past couple of years. "NB-IoT and LTE-M communications have now had their commercial breakthrough in the European metering market and are being considered for a rapidly growing number of projects", concluded Mr. Ostling.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive summary

1 Electricity, gas and district heating markets in Europe
1.1 Energy industry players
1.2 Electricity market
1.3 Gas market
1.4 District heating market

2 Smart metering solutions
2.1 Introduction to smart grids
2.2 Smart metering
2.2.1 Smart metering applications
2.2.2 Smart metering infrastructure
2.2.3 Benefits of smart metering
2.3 Project strategies
2.3.1 System design and sourcing
2.3.2 Rollout and integration
2.3.3 Implementation and operation
2.3.4 Communicating with customers
2.4 Regulatory issues
2.4.1 Models for the introduction of smart meters
2.4.2 Standards and guidelines
2.4.3 Individual rights issues

3 IoT networks and communications technologies
3.1 IoT network technologies
3.1.1 Network architectures
3.1.2 Unlicensed and licensed frequency bands
3.2 PLC technology and standards
3.2.1 International standards organisations
3.2.2 G3-PLC
3.2.3 PRIME
3.2.4 Meters & More
3.2.5 OSGP
3.3 3GPP cellular and LPWA technologies
3.3.1 2G/3G/4G/5G cellular technologies and IoT
3.3.2 NB-IoT and LTE-M
3.3.3 The role of cellular networks in smart meter communications
3.3.4 LoRa
3.3.5 Sigfox
3.4 Other RF technologies and standards
3.4.1.IEEE 802.15.4
3.4.2 Wi-SUN
3.4.3 Proprietary IPv6 connectivity stacks based on 802.15.4
3.4.4 EN 13757

4 Smart metering industry players
4.1 Meter vendors
4.1.1 Itron
4.1.2 Landis+Gyr
4.1.3 Aclara (Hubbell)
4.1.4 ADD Grup
4.1.5 AEM
4.1.6 Aidon
4.1.7 Apator
4.1.8 Circutor
4.1.9 Diehl Metering
4.1.10 EDMI
4.1.11 EFR
4.1.12 Elgama Elektronika (Linyang Energy)
4.1.13 EMH Metering
4.1.14 Flonidan
4.1.15 Gridspertise (Enel)
4.1.16 Hexing Electrical
4.1.17 Honeywell
4.1.18 Holley Technology
4.1.19 Iskraemeco
4.1.20 Kaifa Technology
4.1.21 Kamstrup
4.1.22 MeteRSit
4.1.23 Networked Energy Services
4.1.24 NIK
4.1.25 Pietro Fiorentini
4.1.26 Sagemcom
4.1.27 Sanxing Electric
4.1.28 Wasion
4.1.29 ZIV
4.1.30 ZPA Smart Energy (El Sewedy Electrometer)
4.1.31 ZTE Corporation
4.2 Communications solution providers
4.2.1 APKAPPA
4.2.2 CyanConnode
4.2.3 Devolo
4.2.4 NuriFlex
4.2.5 Ormazabal
4.2.6 Power Plus Communications
4.2.7 Sensus (Xylem)
4.2.8 Theben
4.2.9 Toshiba
4.2.10 Trilliant
4.2.11 Xemex
4.3 Software solution providers
4.3.1 Avance Metering
4.3.2 Atlantica Digital
4.3.3 Cuculus
4.3.4 Embriq
4.3.5 Hansen Technologies
4.3.6 Ferranti
4.3.7 Kisters
4.3.8 Oracle
4.3.9 Robotron Datenbank-Software
4.3.10 SAP
4.3.11 Siemens
4.3.12 Telecontrol STM
4.3.13 Terranova Software
4.3.14 VIVAVIS
4.4 System integrators and communications service providers
4.4.1 A1 Telekom Austria
4.4.2 Arqiva
4.4.3 Atos
4.4.4 Capgemini
4.4.5 CGI
4.4.6 Com4
4.4.7 Greenbird Integration Technology
4.4.8 IBM
4.4.9 Telecom Italia
4.4.10 Telefonica
4.4.11 Telenor
4.4.12 Telia Company
4.4.13 Utility Connect
4.4.14 Vodafone

5 Market profiles
5.1 Regional summary
5.1.1 EU energy strategy
5.1.2 EU policies related to smart metering
5.1.3 Smart metering policies on the national level
5.1.4 Top smart metering projects in EU27+3 countries

6 Case studies: Smart metering projects in Europe
6.1 Enel
6.1.1 Enel Open Meter and the second-generation rollout in Italy
6.1.2 Endesa's smart metering project in Spain
6.1.3 Smart meter rollout in Romania
6.2 Enedis
6.2.1 The Linky Programme
6.2.2 System development and large-scale pilot
6.2.3 Full-scale rollout
6.3 Current smart meter projects in four European countries
6.3.1 Austria - Wiener Netze
6.3.2 Belgium - Fluvius
6.3 Ireland - ESB Networks
6.3.4 Lithuania - ESO
6.4 Pioneering next-generation smart meter rollouts
6.4.1 E.ON Sweden
6.4.2 Elenia
6.5 Smart gas meter rollouts in France and Italy
6.5.1 GRDF
6.5.2 2i Rete Gas
6.6 Smart meter communications platforms in Germany and the UK
6.6.1 Germany
6.6.2 United Kingdom
6.7 Smart metering in Eastern Europe and the Balkans

7 Market forecasts and trends
7.1 Market trends
7.1.1 Second-wave rollouts to account for a substantial share of shipments
7.1.2 Growth increasingly driven by CEE and Southeast European projects
7.1.3 Adoption of NB-IoT and LTE-M connectivity picking up speed
7.1.4 Making smart metering systems secure by design
7.1.5 Rethinking the smart metering offering to respond to emerging utility needs
7.1.6 Europe gearing up for hydrogen supply operations
7.2 Smart electricity metering market forecast
7.2.1 Capital expenditure forecast
7.2.2 Communications technology market shares
7.3 Smart gas metering market forecast

Companies Mentioned

  • 2i Rete Gas

  • 6.2 Enedis

  • A1 Telekom Austria

  • Aclara (Hubbell)

  • ADD Grup

  • AEM

  • Aidon

  • Apator

  • APKAPPA

  • Arqiva

  • Atlantica Digital

  • Atos

  • Avance Metering

  • Capgemini

  • CGI

  • Circutor

  • Com4

  • Cuculus

  • CyanConnode

  • Devolo

  • Diehl Metering

  • E.ON Sweden

  • EDMI

  • EFR

  • Elenia

  • Elgama Elektronika (Linyang Energy)

  • Embriq

  • EMH Metering

  • Endesa

  • Enel

  • ESB Networks

  • ESO

  • Ferranti

  • Flonidan

  • Fluvius

  • GRDF

  • Greenbird Integration Technology

  • Gridspertise (Enel)

  • Hansen Technologies

  • Hexing Electrical

  • Holley Technology

  • Honeywell

  • IBM

  • Iskraemeco

  • Itron

  • Kaifa Technology

  • Kamstrup

  • Kisters

  • Landis+Gyr

  • MeteRSit

  • Networked Energy Services

  • NIK

  • NuriFlex

  • Oracle

  • Ormazabal

  • Pietro Fiorentini

  • Power Plus Communications

  • Robotron Datenbank-Software

  • Sagemcom

  • Sanxing Electric

  • SAP

  • Sensus (Xylem)

  • Siemens

  • Telecom Italia

  • Telecontrol STM

  • Telefonica

  • Telenor

  • Telia Company

  • Terranova Software

  • Theben

  • Toshiba

  • Trilliant

  • Utility Connect

  • VIVAVIS

  • Vodafone

  • Wasion

  • Wiener Netze

  • Xemex

  • ZIV

  • ZPA Smart Energy (El Sewedy Electrometer)

  • ZTE Corporation

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/4i389o

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