This presentation will provide a comparative analysis of smart metering deployments around the world, including developed and emerging market countries. Different geographic regions of the world present unique drivers and challenges for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). In many developed countries, the smart metering benefit case centers on operational efficiencies such as reduced meter reading costs and demand response benefits through various time-of-use rate mechanisms. In the emerging markets context, the business case often focuses on reductions in high levels of non-technical losses and electricity theft.
This presentation will look at a number of diverse countries across the world and introduce Northeast Group’s framework for assessing their smart metering potential, including benefits and the regulatory environment in each country. The presentation will also include details on smart grid vendor consolidation from the past year.