Electricity Meters (Smart Meters) Market For Residential, Commercial and Industrial Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018
Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 01, 2013
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Electricity Meters (Smart Meters) Market For Residential, Commercial and Industrial Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the demand for smart electricity meters was 25 million units in 2011, and is expected to reach over 148 million units in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 18.7% from 2012 to 2018. In terms of revenue, the market was valued at USD 4.0 billion in 2011, and is expected to reach USD 19.8 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 16.5% from 2012 to 2018.
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Increasing smart meter penetration due to benefits such as prepayment facilities, fraud detection, peak consumption knowledge, and energy saving is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Significant regulatory initiatives, especially in the European Union, are estimated to assist in a large number of smart meter roll-outs in the coming years. In addition, growing awareness of the importance of ensuring energy efficiency by controlling electricity usage during peak hours is expected to positively impact smart meter demand. On the other hand, credible security concerns among consumers due to lack of standardization and privacy issues are expected to deter market growth over the next few years.
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Meters used for residential purposes held the largest market share in 2011, a trend that is expected to continue in the coming years. Residential applications accounted for over 81% of global smart meter units in 2011 while contributing to only 26.3% of the overall revenue. The demand for commercial smart meters is expected to reach 15.8 million units by 2018.
North America led the global market in 2011; however, Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market in the coming years, and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 20.5% from 2012 to 2018.
The market is fairly consolidated, with the top four players accounting for over 60% of the overall demand in 2011. Key participants include Itron, Landis+Gyr, Elster, Sensus, Holley Metering Ltd., General Electric, and Jiangsu Linyang Electronics Co., Ltd. among others.
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Favorable regulatory conditions are expected to aid in increasing smart meter roll-outs over the next few years. Initiatives from governments, other regulatory organizations, as well as electricity utility companies are expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Mandates are set by these legislative bodies in order to prevent energy theft, ensure secure electricity supply, and monitor and control power consumption in households, as well as commercial and industrial locations.
Additionally, the high degree of energy efficiency provided by smart electricity meters is expected to positively impact the industry. This report analyzes and forecasts the global demand for electricity smart meters in terms of volumes (million units) and revenues (USD million) from 2011 to 2018.
The report explains the drivers and restraints affecting the market, along with an analysis of their expected impact on the future growth of this industry. It also provides an analysis of the available market opportunities that could drive the electricity meters industry over the forecast period.
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