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EU28+2 has 281 million metered electricity customers and the annual demand for electricity meters for new installations and replacements is in the range of 12–17 million units. Penetration for smart meters, providing more comprehensive functionality than basic meter data collection, was 22 percent at the end of 2013. By 2019, Berg Insight projects that the rate will increase to 60 percent, driven by large rollouts in Spain, France and the UK, in combination with nationwide rollouts in several smaller countries. The installed base of smart electricity meters is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.5 percent between 2013 and 2019 to reach 170.1 million units at the end of the period. The high growth rate will slow down towards the end of the decade as nationwide rollouts in Spain and the UK are completed. Germany's decision to not move ahead with a rollout until 2020 will most likely delay the widespread introduction of smart metering in the country until the mid-2020s.

Europe's national governments play a key role for the adoption of smart metering. The EU's highly publicised 20/20/20 targets merely include a recommendation for the member states to evaluate the technology and introduce it – if there is a positive business case. Over the past years, almost all European countries have performed cost benefit analyses of smart metering and the majority of the cases have resulted in a recommendation to go ahead with a rollout. At the end of 2013, thirteen European countries had developed regulatory roadmaps for the full-scale introduction of smart electricity meters and at least five more were close to making the same decision. Seven countries have also committed to nationwide rollouts of smart gas meters. The UK has the most extensive smart metering program where 53 million electricity and gas meters will be networked through 30 million wireless communications hubs before 2020. France plans to begin deployments of 35 million PLC smart meters relatively soon and in Spain, the utilities are already well underway with the upgrading of around 29 million smart meters.

The year 2013 marked a major breakthrough for the use of wireless technologies in the European smart metering market. The UK broke with the trend from Italy, Spain and France and opted for a combination of cellular and wireless mesh technologies. Telefónica was selected as the communication service provider for around 70 percent of the population and will install around 23 million communication hubs in what will become the world's largest wireless M2M deployment to date. The operator's 2G/3G network will offer sufficient coverage for around 98 percent of the population in its service territory by 2020, while the remaining 2 percent will be effectively covered with small scale wireless mesh networks. Arqiva will serve the remaining 30 percent of the UK population with a long-range radio network, based on Sensus' FlexNet technology platform. In the Netherlands, Alliander announced the decision to build a private CDMA450 network in partnership with KPN to use as its communications platform for smart metering and other smart grid applications.

During 2014, Berg Insight expects an increasing level of activity in many European countries, as planned mass-rollouts get underway. The DSOs in Austria and Norway are expected to announce their selection of vendors and technology solutions to enable installations to begin towards the end of the year. Poland will see further expansion of pilot projects, presumably resulting in more clarity on how the full nationwide rollout will unfold. In the Netherlands and the UK, the rates of installation are expected to pick up speed as the final issues related to the respective rollouts are being sorted out. A key milestone for the UK will be the establishment of the DCC organisation for managing smart meter communications and data. In France, a second major smart meter pilot is expected as a preparation for the mass-rollout.

Over the coming years, the adoption of smart gas metering will start to accelerate from low levels in the coming years, driven by combined electricity and gas rollouts in the UK and the Netherlands, as well as standalone deployments in France and Italy. Berg Insight forecasts that the installed base of smart gas meters is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 75.9 percent between 2013 and 2019 to reach 53.4 million units at the end of the period and a penetration rate of 45 percent.

Highlights from the tenth edition of this report:
Full coverage of the European market with in-depth market profiles of all countries in EU28+2.
Case Studies of smart electricity and gas metering projects by the leading energy groups in Europe.
360-degree overview of next generation standards for PLC and RF smart grid communication.
Updated profiles of the key players in the metering industry.
Revised market forecasts lasting until 2019.
Summary of the latest developments in the European energy industry.

This report answers the following questions:
• Which European countries had positive results from their cost benefit analyses of smart metering?
• Which are the latest European countries to announce smart meter mandates?
• Who are the leading adopters of smart metering in Central and Eastern Europe?
• How are smart meter deployments proceeding in France, Spain and the UK?
• What are the plans for smart gas meter rollouts until 2019?
• Why are wireless technologies gaining market share?
• Who are the leading suppliers of smart metering solutions for the European market?
• Which are the main providers of PLC and wireless communication technology for smart meters?
• How are ICT providers positioning themselves in the value chain?

Who should buy this report?
Smart Metering in Europe in its tenth edition is the foremost source of information about the ongoing transformation of the metering sector (electricity and gas). Whether you are a vendor, utility, telecom operator, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents i
List of Figures x
Executive summary 1

1 Electricity, gas and district heating markets in Europe 3

1.1 Energy industry players 3
1.2 Electricity market 5
1.3 Gas market 13
1.4 District heating market 16

2 Smart metering solutions 17

2.1 Introduction to smart grids 17
2.2 Smart metering 20
2.2.1 Smart metering applications 20
2.2.2 Smart metering infrastructure 24
2.2.3 Benefits of smart metering 27
2.3 Project strategies 29
2.3.1 System design and sourcing 29
2.3.2 Rollout and integration 30
2.3.3 Implementation and operation 31
2.3.4 Communicating with customers 31
2.4 Regulatory issues 32
2.4.1 Models for the introduction of smart meters 32
2.4.2 Standards and guidelines 33
2.4.3 Individual rights issues 35

3 Networks and communication technologies 37

3.1 Smart grid communication networks 37
3.1.1 Smart grid network architecture 39
3.1.2 Communication technology options 41
3.2 PLC technology and vendors 42
3.2.1 International standards organisations 44
3.2.2 G3-PLC 46
3.2.3 PRIME 48
3.2.4 Meters & More 51
3.2.5 LonWorks 52
3.2.6 HomeGrid 53
3.2.7 HomePlug 53
3.2.8 Semiconductor companies 55
3.3 RF technology and vendors 61
3.3.1 International standards organisations 62
3.3.2 Wi-SUN 62
3.3.3 ZigBee 63
3.3.4 Z-Wave 63
3.4 Cellular technology and vendors. 64
3.4.1 2G networks 64
3.4.2 3G and 4G networks 65
3.4.3 Cellular M2M module vendors 65
3.5 Low power wireless technology and vendors 66
3.5.1 Sigfox 66
3.5.2 Weightless 67

4 Smart metering industry players 69

4.1 Meter vendors 69
4.1.1 Landis+Gyr 70
4.1.2 Itron 75
4.1.3 Elster 79
4.1.4 AEM 81
4.1.5 Aidon 81
4.1.6 Apator 82
4.1.7 Circutor 83
4.1.8 Diehl Metering 83
4.1.9 EDMI Meters 84
4.1.10 Elektromed 85
4.1.11 Elgama Elektronika 85
4.1.12 EMH Metering 85
4.1.13 Energomera 86
4.1.14 GE Digital Energy 86
4.1.15 Hager 87
4.1.16 Hexing Electrical 87
4.1.17 Holley Metering 88
4.1.18 Iskraemeco 88
4.1.19 Janz 89
4.1.20 Kaifa Technology 89
4.1.21 Kamstrup 89
4.1.22 Linyang Electronics 90
4.1.23 Orbis 91
4.1.24 RIZ 91
4.1.25 Sagemcom 92
4.1.26 Sanxing Electric 92
4.1.27 Secure Meters 93
4.1.28 Sogecam 93
4.1.29 VIKO 94
4.1.30 Wasion 94
4.1.31 ZIV 94
4.1.32 ZPA Smart Energy 95
4.2 Smart grid networking and solution providers 95
4.2.1 ADD Grup 96
4.2.2 Ambient 96
4.2.3 AP Systems 97
4.2.4 Connode 97
4.2.5 Corinex 98
4.2.6 Cyan Technology 99
4.2.7 Dr Neuhaus 99
4.2.8 Echelon 100
4.2.9 NURI Telecom 101
4.2.10 Ormazabal 102
4.2.11 Sensus 102
4.2.12 Siemens 103
4.2.13 Silver Spring Networks 105
4.2.14 Trilliant 106
4.2.15 Xemex 107
4.3 Smart metering software and data analytics solution providers 108
4.3.1 C3 Energy 108
4.3.2 Cuculus 109
4.3.3 Ecologic Analytics 109
4.3.4 eMeter 110
4.3.5 Enoro 111
4.3.6 Ferranti Computer Systems 111
4.3.7 Görlitz 111
4.3.8 Kisters 112
4.3.9 Netinium 112
4.3.10 Opower 113
4.3.11 Oracle 113
4.3.12 Powel 114
4.3.13 SAP 114
4.3.14 Telecontrol STM 115
4.4 System integrators and communication service providers 115
4.4.1 Arqiva. 116
4.4.2 Atos Worldgrid 116
4.4.3 Capgemini 117
4.4.4 CGI 117
4.4.5 Deutsche Telekom 118
4.4.6 Eltel Networks 118
4.4.7 Embriq 119
4.4.8 Ericsson 119
4.4.9 IBM 120
4.4.10 Kapsch 120
4.4.11 Maingate 121
4.4.12 Omnetric Group 121
4.4.13 Schneider Electric 122
4.4.14 Telefónica 122
4.4.15 Telekom Austria 123
4.4.16 TeliaSonera 123
4.4.17 Vodafone 124

5 Market profiles 125

5.1 Regional summary 125
5.1.1 EU smart metering policies 125
5.1.2 National smart metering policies 127
5.1.3 Top smart metering projects in EU28+2 countries 129
5.2 Austria 131
5.2.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 131
5.2.2 Metering regulatory environment 132
5.2.3 Smart metering market developments 133
5.3 Belgium 134
5.3.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 134
5.3.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments 135
5.4 Bulgaria 136
5.4.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 136
5.4.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments 137
5.5 Croatia 138
5.6 Cyprus 139
5.6.1 Electricity distribution industry structure 139
5.6.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering pilots 140
5.7 Czech Republic 141
5.7.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 141
5.7.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering pilots 142
5.8 Denmark 143
5.8.1 Electricity distribution industry structure 143
5.8.2 Metering regulatory environment 144
5.8.3 Smart metering market developments 145
5.9 Estonia 147
5.9.1 Electricity distribution industry structure 147
5.9.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments 148
5.10 Finland 149
5.10.1 Electricity distribution industry structure 149
5.10.2 Metering regulatory environment 152
5.10.3 Smart metering market developments 152
5.11 France 154
5.11.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 154
5.11.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments 155
5.12 Germany 156
5.12.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 156
5.12.2 Metering regulatory environment 159
5.12.3 Results of smart meter cost benefit analysis 160
5.12.4 National smart metering standards 161
5.12.5 Smart meter market developments 162
5.13 Greece 163
5.13.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 163
5.13.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments 164
5.14 Hungary 164
5.14.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 165
5.14.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments 166
5.15 Ireland 166
5.15.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 167
5.15.2 Nationwide program for deployment of smart meters 167
5.16 Italy 170
5.16.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 170
5.16.2 Metering regulatory environment 171
5.16.3 Smart metering market developments 172
5.17 Latvia 173
5.18 Lithuania 174
5.19 Luxembourg 175
5.20 Malta 176
5.20.1 Utility industry structure 177
5.20.2 National smart grid project 177
5.21 Netherlands 178
5.21.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 178
5.21.2 Metering regulatory environment 180
5.21.3 Smart metering market developments 181
5.22 Norway 182
5.22.1 Electricity distribution industry structure 182
5.22.2 Metering regulatory environment 183
5.22.3 Smart metering market developments and DSO rollout preparations 185
5.23 Poland 187
5.23.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 187
5.23.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering projects 188
5.24 Portugal 189
5.24.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 189
5.24.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart metering market developments 190
5.25 Romania 191
5.25.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 191
5.25.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart meter market developments 192
5.26 Slovakia 193
5.26.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 193
5.26.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart meter market developments 194
5.27 Slovenia 194
5.27.1 Electricity industry structure and metering regulatory environment 194
5.27.2 Smart metering projects 195
5.28 Spain 196
5.28.1 Electricity and gas distribution industry structure 196
5.28.2 Metering regulatory environment 197
5.28.3 Smart metering market developments 198
5.29 Sweden 200
5.29.1 Electricity distribution industry structure 200
5.29.2 Metering regulatory environment 201
5.29.3 Smart metering market developments 202
5.29.4 The outcome of a regulation driven rollout 205
5.30 Switzerland 207
5.30.1 Electricity distribution industry structure 207
5.30.2 Metering regulatory environment and smart meter market developments 208
5.31 United Kingdom 209
5.31.1 Electricity and gas industry structure 209
5.31.2 Metering regulatory environment 212
5.31.3 Great Britain's planned nationwide smart metering system 213
5.31.4 Early smart meter deployments 215
5.31.5 Smart metering in Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands 216

6 Case studies: Smart metering projects in Europe 217

6.1 Enel 217
6.1.1 The Telegestore project in Italy 217
6.1.2 New generation of smart meters and system solutions 219
6.1.3 Endesa's smart metering project in Spain 219
6.1.4 Smart meter rollout plan for Romania 220
6.2 ERDF 220
6.2.1 The Linky Programme 221
6.2.2 System development and full-scale pilot 223
6.3 E.ON 224
6.3.1 Sweden: Initial experiences from a smart meter rollout 225
6.3.2 Spain and the UK: Complete rollouts before 2020 227
6.3.3 Germany and Central Europe: Pilot projects and retail propositions 228
6.4 Iberdrola 229
6.4.1 The PRIME project 230
6.4.2 Smart metering rollout in Spain 231
6.5 GrDF 231
6.6 Alliander 232
6.6.1 Early smart metering activities 233
6.6.2 CDMA450 smart grid communication network plans 234
6.7 Energa 234
6.8 The UK Smart Meter Implementation Programme 236
6.8.1 Arqiva's FlexNet radio solution for the North 237
6.8.2 Telefónica's cellular and mesh solution for the Centre and South 238

7 Market forecasts and trends 239

7.1 Market trends 239
7.1.1 National governments decide if and when rollouts take place 240
7.1.2 No end in sight for market fragmentation 241
7.1.3 Wireless communication technologies gain traction 242
7.1.4 ICT providers take a more prominent place in the value chain 243
7.2 Smart electricity metering market forecast 244
7.2.1 Geographical markets 245
7.2.2 Capital expenditure forecast 250
7.2.3 Communication technology market shares 253
7.3 Smart gas metering market forecast 254

Glossary 257

List of Figures

Figure 1.1: Top 25 energy companies, by turnover (EU27+2 2012) 4
Figure 1.2: Electricity generation and consumption data (EU27 2012) 5
Figure 1.3: Electricity market statistics (Europe 2013) 7
Figure 1.4: Electricity market statistics (Europe 2013) 8
Figure 1.5: Top 25 electricity DSOs (EU28+2 2013) 10
Figure 1.6: Top 25 electricity DSOs (Southeast and East Europe 2013) 12
Figure 1.7: Gas market statistics (EU28+2 2013) 14
Figure 1.8: Top 25 gas DSOs (EU28+2 2013) 15
Figure 1.9: District heating market overview (EU28+2 2011) 16
Figure 2.1: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle 23
Figure 2.2: Smart metering infrastructure 25
Figure 2.3: Examples of smart electricity meters 26
Figure 3.1: Overview of power grid infrastructure 38
Figure 3.2: Standard model for smart grid communication network 39
Figure 3.3: Alternative model for smart grid communication network 40
Figure 3.4: Technical comparison of key PLC technology standards 43
Figure 3.5: Members of the G3-PLC Alliance by industry. 48
Figure 3.6: Members of the PRIME Alliance by industry 50
Figure 3.7: Members of the Meters & More Association by industry 51
Figure 3.8: Selected members of HomePlug Powerline Alliance by industry 54
Figure 3.9: Top 25 semiconductor companies and smart grid technology support 60
Figure 4.1: Energy meter vendor company data (World/Europe, FY2012/2013) 70
Figure 4.2: Landis+Gyr smart metering product portfolio (Europe 2013) 73
Figure 4.3: Itron smart metering product portfolio (Europe 2013) 77
Figure 4.4: Elster smart metering product portfolio (Europe 2013) 80
Figure 5.1: Regulatory policies for smart meter rollouts, by country (EU28+2 Q4-2013) 128
Figure 5.2: Top 25 smart metering projects in EU28+2 countries (Q3-2013) 130
Figure 5.3: Top 10 electricity and gas DSOs in Austria (2013) 132
Figure 5.4: Electricity and gas network operators in Belgium (2013) 135
Figure 5.5: Electricity DSOs and smart meters under contract in Bulgaria (2013) 137
Figure 5.6: Top 5 DSOs in the Czech Republic (2013) 142
Figure 5.7: Top 10 electricity DSOs in Denmark (2013) 144
Figure 5.8: Major SM projects in Denmark (2013) 146
Figure 5.9: Smart metering projects in Estonia 148
Figure 5.10: Top 10 electricity DSOs in Finland (2013) 150
Figure 5.11: Top 25 SM contracts in Finland (2013) 151
Figure 5.12: Top 50 electricity DSOs in Germany (2013) 158
Figure 5.13: Top 5 DSOs in Hungary (2013) 165
Figure 5.14: Top 15 electricity and gas DSOs in Italy (2013) 171
Figure 5.15: Electricity and gas DSOs in the Netherlands (2013) 179
Figure 5.16: Smart electricity meter installations in the Netherlands (Q3-2013) 181
Figure 5.17: Top 10 electricity DSOs in Norway (2013) 183
Figure 5.18: Top 10 full-scale SM projects in Norway (2013) 186
Figure 5.19: Electricity DSOs in Poland (2013) 188
Figure 5.20: Top 5 DSOs in Portugal (2013) 190
Figure 5.21: Top 5 DSOs in Romania (2013) 192
Figure 5.22: Electricity DSOs in Slovenia (2013) 195
Figure 5.23: Major electricity and gas DSOs in Spain (2013) 197
Figure 5.24: Smart electricity meter installations in Spain (Q4-2013) 199
Figure 5.25: Top 10 electricity DSOs in Sweden (2013) 201
Figure 5.26: SM contracts awarded by top 10 DSOs in Sweden 203
Figure 5.27: SM vendor selection of medium sized DSOs in Sweden 204
Figure 5.28: Features of smart meters in Sweden 205
Figure 5.29: Communication technologies of smart meters in Sweden 206
Figure 5.30: Top 10 electricity DSOs in Switzerland (2013) 208
Figure 5.31: Electricity DSOs in the UK (2013) 210
Figure 5.32: Gas DSOs in the UK (2013) 211
Figure 5.33: Estimated electricity and gas retailer market shares in the UK (2012) 211
Figure 6.1: Telegestore annual operational data in Italy (2011) 218
Figure 6.2: Conceptual system architecture for ERDF's smart metering system 222
Figure 6.3: E.ON smart metering status by country (Europe 2013) 224
Figure 6.4: SM contracts awarded by E.ON Sweden (2005–2007) 226
Figure 6.5: GrDF's smart gas metering cost benefit analysis (2013) 232
Figure 6.6: Estimated cost of Energa's smart metering project 235
Figure 7.1: Electricity smart meter shipments and penetration rate (EU28+2 2013–2019) 245
Figure 7.2: Electricity smart meter shipments by country (EU28+2 2012–2019) 247
Figure 7.3: Electricity smart meter installed base by country (EU28+2 2012–2019) 248
Figure 7.4: Electricity smart metering capital expenditure forecast (EU28+2 2012–2019) 250
Figure 7.5: Estimated capital cost for some smart metering projects in Europe 251
Figure 7.6: Breakdown of costs for electricity smart metering projects in W. Europe 252
Figure 7.7: Smart meter shipments, by communication technology (EU28+2 2013–2019) 253
Figure 7.8: Gas smart meter installed base by country (EU28+2 2013–2019) 254
Figure 7.9: Gas smart meter shipments by country (EU28+2 2013–2019) 255

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