August 24, 2010 10:08 ET

New Report Predicts Over 719 Million Meters in Use by 2020

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) - has announced the addition of GBI Research's new report "Smart Grid Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020 - Major Government Investments Through Utility Companies to Drive the Global Market" to their collection of Utilities market reports. For more information, visit

The report provides the market drivers, restraints and market trends information for the four major smart grid technologies, namely smart meters, broadband over power line, high voltage direct current transmission systems and energy storage. The report also includes an analysis of the four smart grid technologies in the four major geographic regions namely North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the rest of the world.

The market for smart meters is at a nascent stage, with full scale roll-outs happening only in a few countries such as the U.S., Canada, Italy, Sweden and others. Many countries including Brazil, the UK and Finland, among others, are installing such meters in trial projects and are getting ready for full scale roll-outs. The global smart meters market is poised for high growth during the forecast period 2010-2020. Currently, in 2010, less than 5% of the total global market is installed with smart meters. Under the moderate scenario, smart meter market penetration is expected to reach at least 55% or 719.3 million meters of total global potential by 2020.


  • Detailed Analysis of global markets for smart metering, broadband over power line, high voltage direct current transmission and energy storage technologies.
  • Key geographies including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Rest of World region.
  • Installed Capacities for the smart meters market during 2010-2020 across all four geographies.
  • Revenue forecasts for the smart meters market during 2010-2020 across all four geographies.
  • Subscriber base for broadband over power line across all four geographies.
  • Major existing and future deployments of broadband over power line across the four geographies.
  • Revenue forecasts for high voltage direct current transmission systems.
  • Existing and Pipeline HVDC projects across all four geographies.
  • Installed capacity and deployments of energy storage across the four geographies.
  • Key topics covered include the Market Drivers, Market Restraints, and market trends.

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