DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Europe Smart Meters Market Outlook to 2020 - Growth Trends and Forecasts" report to their offering.
Digital smart meters are a big innovation over present analogue versions, allowing grid operators and utilities to view power consumption at the household level, but they also involve a significant upfront cost. EU member states were supposed to replace at least 80% of all electricity meter with versions by 2020, provided that they found smart meters saved money in the long run, under the Energy Efficiency Directive.
Smart Meters and Smart Meter Systems are being deployed throughout the world, and utilities are continuing their efforts to improve grid reliability and promote energy efficiency while providing improved services to their customers. However, concerns have been raised regarding not only the accuracy, security and integrity of these meters, but also with respect to the potential impacts of radio frequency (RF) exposure on the public.
This report provides a basic overview for understanding how the electric utility industry seeks to ensure the appropriate level of accuracy, safety, and security. It also makes evident that before being accepted and deployed Smart Meters must meet a number of national standards and comply with state and local codes designed to ensure proper operation, functionality and safety.
GE Digital Energy
Silver Spring Networks
Key Topics Covered:
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview
4. Market Inhibitors for Smart Gas Meters
5. Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities
6. Smart Gas Meter Types
7. Smart Gas Meter Modules
9. Europe Smart Gas Meter Market, by Country
11. Company Profiles
12. Competitive Landscape
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