Europe Smart Metering Market 2017

  • KMI-168334
  • Sep 2017
  • 114 pages
  • Energy And Power
Smart Metering Market in Europe – 12th Edition
Smart Metering in Europe is the twelfth consecutive report from KMI analysing the latest developments for smart metering (electricity and gas) in Europe.

This strategic research report from KMI provides you with over 250 pages of unique business intelligence, including 5-year industry forecasts, expert commentary and real-life case studies on which to base your business decisions.

Executive summary

Smart metering has reached a stage of early maturity with mass-rollouts underway in significant parts of Western Europe. Almost one third of the 283 million electricity customers in EU28+2 had a smart meter at the end of 2017, a share that is set to double over the next five years. As a consequence, annual shipments of smart electricity meters will reach a peak of around 28 million units per year in the final years of this decade. The majority of the new installations will take place in France, Spain and the UK, with significant contribution also coming from countries like Austria and the Netherlands. After Italy, which had a head-start, Spain was the first major country in Western Europe to begin mass deployments at the start of this decade. During 2015, France and the UK started to ramp up the rate of installations, which will peak at an aggregate level of 10–12 million units per year in the period 2017–2022.

At the same time nationwide rollouts will also get underway in Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway and possibly Portugal. In addition, Sweden, Finland and Denmark already have introduced smart meters for all or most customers. Including deployments in Central Eastern Europe, the penetration rate in the EU will be around 60 percent by 2022. Not quite on par with the original policy target, but nevertheless a significant achievement and a decisive technological shift in the history of electric power.

Germany is the primary reason why the EU’s 80 percent target for smart meters will not be met. The country is planning for a 15–20 years’ transition period during which smart meters are gradually introduced for selected customer groups. In July 2017, Germany reached a significant milestone as the new regulatory framework and roadmap for smart meters was formally approved. In the medium term, smart meters will become mandatory for around 10 percent of the customers by 2025/2028. For the remaining 90 percent, households using less than 6,000 kWh per year, the technology will be optional with a price cap. This does leave some room for more extensive rollouts during the 2022s by DSOs that can identify strong business cases.

The adoption trends in Central Eastern Europe are mixed. Estonia will be the first country in the region to complete a nationwide rollout at the end of 2017. Latvia is doing a partial rollout to larger electricity customers and Lithuania has recently launched a pilot project. Poland has several large-scale projects underway, but there is still uncertainty around the regulatory process. Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary have different approaches to smart meters. The cost benefit analysis in Czechia had a negative result and deterred the country from going ahead with a rollout. Slovakia found a positive business for a partial rollout and will deploy smart meters for around 30 percent of the customer base accounting for half of the yearly consumption until 2022. Hungary has established a subsidiary of the national TSO for the task of managing a national pilot project over the next years. Romania began to see an accelerated uptake during 2014/2015 as all three DSOs initiated significant deployments.

Greece is still in the process of organising a large-scale pilot that could lead up to an eventual nationwide rollout by the country’s only DSO. Outside of the EU, Montenegro has completed a large smart metering rollout and Serbia launched an ambitious project in 2015.

While most other European countries are deploying their first generation of smart meters, the early adopters Italy and Sweden are preparing for the second wave. The system solutions deployed in the early 2000s are becoming outdated in terms of functionality and performance. In addition, the meters and communications equipment are reaching the end of their technical lifespan of around 10–15 years. Enel officially showcased its second generation smart metering system for Italy in July 2017. The company intends to start with massive replacements in 2017 at the same time as it will begin a major fibre network rollout to households in metropolitan areas. Sweden has its first second wave projects underway and will see growing activity over the coming years.

Among smart meter communication technologies, KMI perceives a gradual shift from PLC towards wireless technologies and hybrid PLC/RF. Massive investments in the development of new technologies for the Internet of Things has generated a plethora of wireless networking standards optimised for low cost and ultra-low power consumption. These range from evolved 4G/5G cellular standards with improved indoor coverage and lower component costs to LPWA networks and RF mesh technologies for IP-based communication.
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 Networks and communication technologies
3.1 Smart grid communication networks
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 LonWorks
3.2.6 HomeGrid
3.2.7 HomePlug
3.3 Wireless technologies and standards
3.3.1 International standard organisations
3.3.2 Network architectures
3.3.3 Unlicensed and licensed frequency bands
3.4 Cellular technologies
3.4.1 2G/3G mobile networks
3.4.2 4G mobile networks
3.4.3 LTE-M and NB-IOT
3.5 LPWA technologies
3.5.1 Proprietary and semi-proprietary LPWA technologies
3.5.2 LoRa
3.5.3 Sigfox
3.5.4 Wi-SUN
3.5.5 ZigBee and JupiterMesh
3.5.6 Wireless M-Bus
4 Smart metering industry players
4.1 Meter vendors
4.1.1 Landis+Gyr
4.1.2 Itron
4.1.3 Elster
4.1.4 Aclara Technologies
4.1.5 ADD Grup
4.1.6 AEM
4.1.7 Aidon
4.1.8 Apator
4.1.9 Circutor
4.1.10 Diehl Metering
4.1.11 EDMI Meters
4.1.12 Elgama Elektronika
4.1.13 EMH Metering
4.1.14 Flonidan
4.1.15 Hager
4.1.16 Hexing Electrical
4.1.17 Iskraemeco
4.1.18 Janz
4.1.19 Kaifa Technology
4.1.20 Kamstrup
4.1.21 Linyang Energy
4.1.22 MeteRSit
4.1.23 Networked Energy Services
4.1.24 Pietro Fiorentini
4.1.25 RIZ
4.1.26 Sagemcom
4.1.27 Sanxing Electric
4.1.28 Wasion
4.1.29 ZIV
4.1.30 ZPA Smart Energy
4.2 Communication solution providers
4.2.1 AP Systems
4.2.2 Corinex
4.2.3 Cyan Technology/Connode
4.2.4 Devolo
4.2.5 NURI Telecom
4.2.6 Ormazabal
4.2.7 Power Plus Communications
4.2.8 Sensus
4.2.9 Silver Spring Networks
4.2.10 Trilliant
4.2.11 Xemex
4.3 Software solution providers
4.3.1 Cuculus
4.3.2 Enoro
4.3.3 Ferranti Computer Systems
4.3.4 Görlitz
4.3.5 Kisters
4.3.6 Oracle
4.3.7 Powel
4.3.8 SAP
4.3.9 Telecontrol STM
4.4 System integrators and communication service providers
4.4.1 Arqiva
4.4.2 Atos Worldgrid
4.4.3 Capgemini
4.4.4 CGI
4.4.5 Ericsson
4.4.6 IBM
4.4.7 Kapsch
4.4.8 LG CNS
4.4.9 Rejlers
4.4.10 Schneider Electric
4.4.11 Siemens
4.4.12 Telefónica
4.4.13 Telekom Austria
4.4.14 UtilityConnect
4.4.15 Vodafone
5 Market profiles
5.1 Regional summary
5.1.1 EU smart metering policies
5.1.2 Top smart metering projects in EU28+2 countries
5.2 Austria
5.2.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.2.2 Metering regulatory environment
5.2.3 Smart metering market developments
5.3 Belgium
5.3.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.3.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments
5.4 Bulgaria
5.4.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.4.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments
5.5 Croatia
5.6 Cyprus
5.6.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
5.6.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering pilots
5.7 Czechia
5.7.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.7.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering pilots
5.8 Denmark
5.8.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
5.8.2 Metering regulatory environment
5.8.3 Smart metering market developments
5.9 Estonia
5.9.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
5.9.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments
5.10 Finland
5.10.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
5.10.2 Metering regulatory environment
5.10.3 Smart metering market developments
5.11 France
5.11.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.11.2 Nationwide program for smart electricity metering
5.11.3 Nationwide program for smart gas metering
5.12 Germany
5.12.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.12.2 Metering regulatory environment
5.12.3 Technical standardisation of smart meters
5.12.4 Smart metering market developments
5.13 Greece
5.13.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.13.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering pilot program
5.14 Hungary
5.14.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.14.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments
5.15 Ireland
5.15.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.15.2 Nationwide program for deployment of smart meters
5.16 Italy
5.16.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.16.2 First wave of smart metering 2001–2013
5.16.3 Second wave of smart metering 2014–2023
5.17 Latvia
5.17.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.17.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments
5.18 Lithuania
5.19 Luxembourg
5.19.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.19.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering rollout plans
5.20 Malta
5.20.1 Utility industry structure
5.20.2 National smart grid project
5.21 Netherlands
5.21.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.21.2 Metering regulatory environment
5.21.3 Smart metering market developments
5.22 Norway
5.22.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
5.22.2 Metering regulatory environment
5.22.3 Smart metering market developments and tender results
5.23 Poland
5.23.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.23.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering projects
5.24 Portugal
5.24.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.24.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments
5.25 Romania
5.25.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.25.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart meter market developments
5.26 Slovakia
5.26.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.26.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart meter market developments
5.27 Slovenia
5.28 Spain
5.28.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure
5.28.2 Metering regulatory environment
5.28.3 Smart metering market developments
5.29 Sweden
5.29.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
5.29.2 First wave of smart metering 2003–2009
5.29.3 Second wave of smart metering 2015–2024
5.30 Switzerland
5.30.1 Electricity distribution industry structure
5.30.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart meter market developments
5.31 United Kingdom
5.31.1 Electricity and gas industry structure
5.31.2 Metering regulatory environment
5.31.3 Great Britain’s planned nationwide smart metering system
5.31.4 Pre-DCC smart meter deployments
5.31.5 Smart metering in Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar
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 plan for Romania
6.2 Enedis (formerly ERDF)
6.2.1 The Linky Programme
6.2.2 System development and large-scale pilot
6.2.3 Full-scale rollout plan
6.3 E.ON
6.3.1 Sweden
6.3.2 Germany
6.3.3 United Kingdom
6.3.4 Central Eastern Europe
6.4 Iberdrola
6.4.1 The PRIME project
6.4.2 Smart metering rollout in Spain
6.5 Current smart meter rollouts in Scandinavia
6.5.1 DONG Energy
6.5.2 Hafslund
6.5.3 SORIA
6.6 Smart gas meter rollouts in France and Italy
6.6.1 GrDF
6.6.2 2i Rete Gas
6.7 Smart meter communication platforms in Germany and the UK
6.7.1 Germany
6.7.2 United Kingdom
7 Market forecasts and trends
7.1 Market trends
7.1.1 Mass-rollouts finally get underway in Western Europe
7.1.2 Mixed outlooks in Germany and Central Eastern Europe
7.1.3 Italy and Sweden prepare for second wave deployments
7.1.4 Technology innovation to drive growing uptake of wireless communication
7.2 Smart electricity metering market forecast
7.2.1 Capital expenditure forecast
7.2.2 Communication technology market shares
7.3 Smart gas metering market forecast

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