Smart Meters Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Smart Meters Market Research Report By Type (Electric Meters, Gas Meters and Water Meters), By Technology (Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)), By Application (Residential, Commercial and Industrial) – Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/E&P/3150-CR | October 2020 | Region: Global | 117 pages

Smart Meters Market Overview


Smart Meters Market is projected to be worth USD 43.31 Billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 8.93% during the forecast period (2021 - 2027), The market was valued at USD 21.25 billion in 2020.

Global Smart Meters Market is expected to witness magnificent growth due to the rise in demand for devices in every sector. Smart meters are rapidly replacing traditional meters due to their accuracy in terms of proving better information. There is a number of factors influencing the growth of the market including fiscal incentives, appropriate policies of the government, and mandates. Furthermost, the rise in the investments from the government to support the smart meter installation in the end-user sectors such as industrial, residential, and commercial are increasing the growth of the global smart meter market. The global market value was $21.13 Billion in the year 2019, the advanced feature in the smart meters like automatic meter reading and generation of the bill is likely to boost the growth of the market further.


This report contains all the information on the global market research and the market strengths. The report also contains the culmination of dynamics, segmentation, key players, regional analysis, and other important factors. And a detailed analysis of the global market and forecast to 2027 is also included in the report.


Covid 19 Analysis


The outbreak of the global pandemic covid 19 has grievously hit the smart meters market industry which has tremendously brought down the installation of the devices by 27% in the year 2020. This is the biggest fall down the industry has ever witnessed since 2017. The manufacturer of the device has faced several problems under which the postponed of the installation is the biggest impact along with that the unavailability of the required components for making smart meters and delays in the deliveries of the final products are some other major issues.


According to the market analysis, the lockdown phase had put a pause on the production of the devices which is the cause for the hike in the prices and eventually lowers the market demand. Furthermost, the global smart meter market is back on track after the lockdown and it is expected to create a steady demand from the industrial sector for the smart meters.


Competitive landscape


The smart meters market outlook is exceedingly competitive due to the deep-rooted market players of the global market. They are constantly looking for opportunities to upgrade the value chain and their main focus is on R&D investments, along with that expansion and M&A activities are also included. The strategies of the new players in the market are to provide aggressive prices to undersell the established providers and hold their strong presence in the international markets.


Major Key Players



  •         Siemens AG. (Germany)

  •         Schneider Electric (France)

  •         Landis+Gyr (Switzerland)

  •         Aclara Technologies LLC (U.S.)

  •         Xylem, Inc. (U.S.)

  •         Badger Meter, Inc. (U.S.)

  •         Itron Inc. (U.S.)

  •         Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.)

  •         EDMI (Singapore)

  •         DIEHL Metering (Germany)

  •         Apator Group (Poland)

  •         Kamstrup A/S (Denmark)

  •         Zenner (Germany)


Industry Updates 


HPL Electric and Power has received production clearance and approval from leading private distribution company to implement NB-IoT based smart meters in parts of Delhi. These meters are 5G and 4G compatible. With this technology, the problems and interference arising because of public network congestion will not impede the performance of smart meters anymore because data will flow smoothly via a dedicated channel.


Jan 27, 2021—-Landis+Gyr (Switzerland) completed its acquisition of Rhebo, a leading technology provider of cybersecurity solutions to protect critical infrastructure, at its Capital Markets Day with Executive Management, to update the industry and its strategy, operations, and financial objectives. The acquisition would strengthen Landis+Gyr's position in this growing market.


Jan 25, 2021—-Landis+Gyr (Switzerland), a world's leading provider of integrated energy management solutions, announced its collaboration with EDF to obtain an additional big contract. By June 2025, Landis+Gyr will provide 650,000 SMETS2 meters of gas and electricity, along with an initial order of 500,000 meters. As one of the major energy suppliers in the United Kingdom, EDF has played an important role in the deployment of smart meters across the region.


Jan 12, 2021—-Landis+Gyr and PayGo have confirmed their alliance, signing a billing and payment partner agreement. The arrangement allows Landis+Gyr to offer PayGo's prepay digital billing and payment services to its advanced metering customers. Utility prepayment systems have proven to be advantageous to consumers and the utility, with more control to customers over their energy usage, contributing to increased energy usage.


Dec 18, 2020—-Landis+Gyr AG and Google Ireland Limited (Google Cloud) made a strategic, multi-year alliance to accelerate Landis+Gyr's transition to the cloud and co-innovate new products and services that can drive agility, ensure cybersecurity and reduce costs over time. It is the only kind of collaboration for the energy management sector. Together, Landis+Gyr and Google Cloud will co-innovate the next generation of cloud-based energy management solutions to support smart infrastructure and smart cities.


States globally have recognized the hurdles faced by state-owned companies and private companies and introduced incentives to improve system inefficiencies. The use of third-party providers and service contracts to overcome operational and capital expenditures and earn higher margins is certain to interest various firms. The Smart Grid Policy Act of 2010 enforced in Maine, U.S., has led them to implement an agreed-upon rate incentive proposal which enables utility providers to promote smart grids over traditional transmission and distribution utilities.

July 05, 2019 ---- Landis+Gyr (Switzerland), a leading global smart meter company, announced the winning of a contract from German electric utility E. ON to deliver the Gridstream Connect solution for one million metering points in Sweden. Gridstream Connect is an IoT platform that will enable the introduction of extended applications and additional services in the future.


The company’s solution includes one million smart electricity meters with NB-IoT/M1 communication technology, as well as a head-end system on the grid stream connect platform. Landis+Gyr’s new technology will enable E.ON to increase transparency and control in the distribution grid and enhance customers’ experience through reliable and precise data.


Market Dynamic


Smart meters are electronic devices that are used to record the information of electronic energy consumptions and along with that power factor, voltage level, and currents are also recorded. A Smart meter provides clearer consumption behavior and electric supply for customer billing and system monitoring.



  •         Drivers


The rise in the demand for smart meters from the households and commercial sectors for the installation of the smart meters along with that the initiatives are taken by the government to encourage smart meter implementations in different sectors are the major factor driving the growth of the market. Along with that the outspread of information about the benefit of the device and its efficient usage is further boosting the market growth.


Furthermost, with the rise in the consumption of energy across the globe, the concerns about the ecological balance that are directly promoting demands for renewable energy generation to eliminate the pollution levels, are some other major reason for the market growth.



  •         Opportunities


Developing countries are expected to establish 148 million smart meters over the next five emerging market across the globe and are predicted to offer untapped opportunities for smart meters users. In order to develop advanced meters, these developing countries are also predicted to invest about USD 91 Billion in the development of the smart grid infrastructure for battery storage and grid automation.


Prime projects have already begun in 2021 in most of the developing countries of emerging regions. The rise in the consumption of energy capacities along with government initiatives to build understanding is predicted to create magnificent market growth opportunities.



  •         Restraints


The maintenance and the high installation cost are the major issues that can hinder the growth of the market. Along with that compatibility issue of the device is another major cause of restraint, which is likely to hinder the growth of the market.


Most of the smart meters are compatible with their own suppliers which means these types of smart meters cannot adapt to the connection of any other or rival suppliers connection, it is another big reason which can restraint the smart meter market growth.



  •         Challenges


The absence of realization about the benefits of the device and mobilization demand is the major challenges affecting the smart meter market growth. In addition, the requirement of the huge investment in the initial stage and more than average cost related to the installation of the device can also affect the market growth. The challenges for the key players are to create awareness programs in which there is a clear demonstration about the advanced smart meters to a large-scale community who believed in traditional meters more.


Cumulative Growth Analysis


The global smart meters market is projected to reach USD 43.31 Billion by 2027 with a CAGR of 8.93% during the forecast period. In order to tackle the harmful effects of pollution, smart electricity meters are being adopted around the globe by various countries to adopt emission control regulations. The Asia pacific market is projected to register a 9.91% CAGR during the assessment period due to the high investments and increase in the smart meter market size in this region.


 Value Chain Analysis


According to the reports, the global market is segmented on the basis of type, technology, application, and regions. On the basis of the type, the market is sub-segmented into electric meters, gas meters, and water meters. The electric meter segmented has accounted for the largest market share. The electric meter is predicted to rise at a 55.6% CAGR in the forecast period and the gas meter is expected to rise at a 9.56% CAGR during the evolution period.


On the basis of the technology, the market is segmented into automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). The AMI technology holds the largest share in the market and it is expected to rise at a 9.77% CAGR during the review period.


On the basis of the end-user application, the market is segmented into residential, industrial, and commercial. The residential segment is expected to hold the largest market share and it is expected to rise at a 9.81% CAGR during the assessment period in terms of the market revenue.


Segmentation Overview


The market is segmented on the basis of Type, Technology, Application, and Regions. The Global Smart Meters Market is expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.



  •         By Application


Based on the application, the market is segmented into electric meters, gas meters, and water meters



  •         By End-Users


Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into three types residential, industrial, and commercial.


Regional Analysis


On the basis of the regions, the global smart meters market trend is segmented into the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world. The Asia Pacific market is expected to hold the maximum shares in the market during the review period. The rise in the demand for smart meters in economically powerful countries such as India and Thailand is the major cause for the growth of the market in this region. The Asia pacific smart meter market is predicted to register a 9.91% CAGR during the assessment period.


The European segment expected to hold the second-largest share in the global market. The rise in the smart meters industry in this region is likely to boost the market growth.


North America is another growing market in the global market in this region. The rise in investment in the smart meter sector along with that the rise in grid development are the major cause for the growth of the market in this region. It is projected to boost the market trends in this region.


Report Overview


The following report comprises of



  • Market overview

  • Covid 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamic

  • Drivers

  • Opportunities

  • Restraints

  • Challenges

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Segmentation Overview

  • By Application

  • By End-Users

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive landscape


Recent Developments



  • In January 2020, Landis+Gyr introduced Revelo electric meters with improvised grid sensing technology.

  • In January 2020, Itron launched a 4G LTE smart metering solution that provides, low latency, legibility in the network using the 4G LTE technologies, and a broad territory coverage

  • In March 2019, Wasion Group won a contract with Guizhou Power Grid Corporation to produce communicational and terminal products with smart power solutions and smart meters.  


By Type



  • Electric Meters

  • Gas Meters

  • Water Meters


By Technology



  • Automatic Meter Reading (AMR)

  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)


By Application



  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Water Meters


By Regions



  • North America

    • Canada

    • Mexico



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Netherlands



  • Asia Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • South America

    • Brazil



  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: USD 43.31 Billion
  CAGR   8.93% (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2016-2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Technology, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Siemens AG. (Germany), Schneider Electric (France), Landis+Gyr (Switzerland), Aclara Technologies LLC (U.S.), Xylem, Inc. (U.S.), Badger Meter, Inc. (U.S.), Itron Inc. (U.S.), Honeywell International Inc. (U.S.), EDMI (Singapore), DIEHL Metering (Germany), Apator Group (Poland), Kamstrup A/S (Denmark), Zenner (Germany)
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Scope In The Developing Nations
  • Technological Development
  •   Key Market Drivers

  • Growing Investment In Smart Grid Projects
  • Supportive Government Initiatives
  • Demand/Needs For Efficient Energy Usage


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The Increased energy conservation efforts and improved power supply are the trends influencing the design of modern electricity management infrastructure.

    (2020-2027) is the growth period of the market,registering a CAGR of 7.93% during the forecast period

    Siemens AG. (Germany), Schneider Electric (France), Xylem, Inc. (U.S.), Aclara Technologies LLC (U.S.), Landis+Gyr (Switzerland), and Badger Meter, Inc. (U.S.) are the key players of the market.

    Smart Meters Market is projected to be worth USD 43.31 Billion by 2027