Smart meters: Smart electric meter growth expected to reach 53 percent by end of 2025

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Smart meters: A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market opportunity for smart electric meters, with a focus on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications technologies, including forecasts for smart electric meter installed bases, as well as shipments and associated revenue, through 2025.

More than a decade after the earliest models of communicating electric meters were deployed, the market for AMI remains strong and growing. Smart meters are becoming more prevalent as projects in emerging markets begin to gain traction, while more developed markets remain active. According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, the global penetration of smart meters is expected to climb from approximately 30 percent at the end of 2016 to 53 percent by the end of 2025.

“The market for smart electric meters is anticipated to remain healthy over the 2016-2025 forecast period, with global revenue attributed to smart meter shipments expected to grow from approximately $8.8 billion in 2016 to over $10.7 billion in 2025,” says Michael Kelly, research associate with Navigant Research. “Further growth will be supported by utility- and government-sponsored deployments, along with a growing market for replacement and upgrade units.”

Large-scale smart meter deployments are currently underway across Western Europe, while new deployments continue among later adopters in the United States, according to the report. Following China’s massive smart meter rollout, activity is increasing across Asia Pacific, while Latin America and the Middle East & Africa are also experiencing increased activity after a slow entry into the smart meter market.

The report, Market Data: Smart Meters, examines the global market opportunity for smart electric meters, with a focus on AMI communications technologies. The study provides market forecasts through 2025 for smart electric meter installed bases, as well as shipments and the associated revenue. Forecasts are segmented by region, country, utility type, and technology, including cellular, radio frequency (RF) mesh, point-to-multipoint, power line communication (PLC), and other (e.g., fiber and Wi-Fi). The report also examines the key global market drivers and barriers related to smart metering. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research
Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at

About Navigant
Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results.

* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, Market Data: Smart Meters, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

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