Smart Metering - Europe - Sample


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The smart metering industry has been growing steadily and is expected to be boosted by favourable government policies. The EU directive towards energy conservation is one of the primary reasons for future growth. Countries across Europe have adopted varied forward looking policies towards making the switch from conventional meters to smart meters.

The report begins with an overview of the industry including market size and growth. The policies towards implementation of smart meters in European countries have been highlighted. An analysis of drivers explains factors contributing to the huge potential based on EU directive and energy conservation goals, liberalization of energy market in Europe, cost benefits leading to favourable market conditions and demand side management. The key challenges identified include huge investment requirements, lack of standardization, security issues and lack of acceptability among small consumers.

The opportunities and benefits accruing to utilities, manufacturers, government and public, and ICT’s have been discussed. The major players across the value chain have been identified segregated on the basis of geographical presence. A snapshot of each company, including an overview as well as the business outlook, has been provided.

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Smart Metering - Europe - Sample

  1. 1. Smart Metering - Europe June 2009
  2. 2. Executive Summary SAMPLE Market Drivers & Challenges Opportunities & Benefits Competition <ul><ul><li>Total XX mn installed in Europe in 20--; Expected to reach YY mn by 20-- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a% of European consumers are expected to have smart energy meters installed in their homes by 20-- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart metering initiatives are more advanced in Western Europe and Nordic region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full compulsory SM roll out policy in country U,V and W </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilities: Reduces operational costs, control levels during peak demand, easy identification of faults, demand side management and forecasting additional generation levels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufacturers: Favorable government policies and expected standardization of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government and Public: Improve energy efficiency and facilitating micro-generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT: Demand for enhanced M2M communication and demand for consulting services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There exists a large number of players across the value chain focusing largely on country specific growth due to varied government regulations and the lack of standardization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drivers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EU directive and energy conservation goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberalization of energy market in Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost benefits leading to favorable market conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand side management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Huge investment required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of standardization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security issue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L ack of acceptability among small consumers </li></ul></ul>Company A, B, C IT Firms Company X,Y,Z Manufacturers Company U,V,W Utilities
  3. 3. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Market Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers and Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities & Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Key Players </li></ul><ul><li>Key Developments </li></ul><ul><li>Appendix </li></ul>
  4. 4. Smart Metering industry in Europe is expected to boost with increasing focus on efficient energy consumption SAMPLE Source: 2011 Y 2012 Z 2013 a% U 2008 V 2009 W 2010 X mn Market Overview <ul><li>Installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe is expected to reach XX mn by 20-- </li></ul><ul><li>a% of European consumers are expected to have smart energy meters installed in their homes by 20- - </li></ul><ul><li>Activity focused on Electricity Smart Metering (SM) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gas tends to follow, with some minor activity in Water and Heat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart metering initiatives are more advanced in Western Europe and Nordic region </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full compulsory SM roll out policy in U,V,W </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recent EU joiners tend to have no formal policy of legislation in place for SM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trials are underway in many of these countries, even if only small scale </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Countries with partial SM policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>X,Y,Z </li></ul></ul>Market Size New installations will reach a rate of ZZ mn units annually in these countries by 20--
  5. 5. Italy and Sweden are leading the adoption of smart meters in Europe, with others planning on large scale implementation SAMPLE Source: 2009 2015 2018 2020 2012 Timeline A The government plans to make the installation of smart meters in all homes compulsory by 20-- B Spain to replace all meters <u kW by Smart Meters by 2018 D Regulatory authority proposes replacement to be concluded by 20-- E Finland requires that utilities install smart meters for v% of Finnish homes by 20-- F France replace X mn meters starting 20-- G y% installation by 20-- H z% installation by 20-- C Netherlands plans on installation of smart meters and replace existing meters by 20--
  6. 6. Drivers and Challenges Drivers EU Directive and Energy Conservation Goals Liberalization of Energy Market in Europe Cost benefits leading to favourable market conditions Demand Side Management Security Issue Challenges Huge Investment Required Lack of Standardization Lack of acceptability among small consumers
  7. 7. Competition – Utility Firms (1/2) Source: Note: This list in not exhaustive SAMPLE <ul><li>Investment of USD YY bn is planned in 20-- - -- towards maintenance, replacement of existing infrastructure and expanding generating and network capacity </li></ul><ul><li>By 20--, plans on generating u% of energy from renewable sources </li></ul><ul><li>By 20--, plans on reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by v% </li></ul><ul><li>A global investor-owned power and gas companies operating across the value chain </li></ul><ul><li>Other than Europe, operations have expanded to Russia and North America </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately, a GW of installed generating capacity </li></ul><ul><li>In 20--, revenues amounted to USD XX bn </li></ul>C <ul><li>Expanding into wind power generation </li></ul><ul><li>Initiatives have been taken through its French subsidiary Z adding X MW capacity </li></ul><ul><li>By 20--, total investment of USD YY bn expected towards developing new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>World's largest smart meter deployment was undertaken by U </li></ul><ul><li>Between 20-- - -- it deployed smart meters to its entire customer base with Capgemini as its main partner </li></ul><ul><li>It has a generation capacity of V MW </li></ul><ul><li>In 20--, revenues amounted to USDW bn </li></ul>B <ul><li>Plans full rollout of its smart grid project - Inovgrid </li></ul><ul><li>Project involves the upgradation of the company's a km fibre–optic network, b telemeters, and c mn meters </li></ul><ul><li>Focuses on the Portugese market, owns approximately a% of the electricity distribution networks in mainland Portugal </li></ul>A Business Overview Future Outlook Company
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