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AMI Managed Services: Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Abstract

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AMI managed services (AMS) are deployments of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems in which a third party other than the utility operates the AMI system on a day-to-day basis. For this report, Pike Research defines AMS as a repeatable offering that can be deployed from one client to the next with little customization. AMS is therefore a subset of AMI. Most current AMS offerings are delivered via cloud computing infrastructures, but AMS vendors are reluctant to mention clouds in their collateral or discussions with clients due to a general skepticism about the security of cloud-based services.

AMS has so far been most attractive to smaller utilities that do not have the size or staff to operate an AMI system in-house. A further benefit is that AMS can be deployed without the substantial capital investment that smaller utilities are often unable to make. However, AMS has also attracted a few larger utilities that would rather outsource the complexity than deal with it in-house. AMS adoption varies significantly by region and by country. Countries where energy distribution is a state-owned monopoly are unlikely to use AMS. By contrast, more liberalized markets may portend greater occurrence of AMS but there are exceptions. The most active AMS regions of the world today are North America and Northern Europe.

This Pike Research report analyzes the global market for AMS with regional breakdowns and detailed analysis of the AMS market in 27 key countries. The report also assesses key business drivers for AMS, pricing methodologies, and the types of vendors most likely to be successful, with in-depth profiles of key players. The market forecasts cover the period from 2012 through 2020, for each major region of the world. U.S. forecasts are further segmented by utility type: investor owned, municipal, and cooperative.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What is the market forecast for AMI managed services - globally and by region?
  • Which types of providers are best positioned to be successful?
  • Is cloud computing a viable solution for AMI managed services?
  • Which countries are most likely to see acceptance of AMI managed services?
  • What approaches to pricing are being used for AMI managed services?

Who needs this report?

  • Utilities
  • Smart meter / AMI vendors
  • Systems integrators
  • Professional services firms
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

  • 1.1 Introduction to AMI Managed Services
  • 1.2 AMI Managed Service Market and Trends
  • 1.3 Market Forecast

2. Market Issues

  • 2.1 Definition of AMI Managed Services
    • 2.1.1 Characteristics of AMI Managed Services
    • 2.1.2 AMI Managed Service Scenarios
    • 2.1.3 Hosting versus Cloud
  • 2.2 Motivations for Choosing AMI Managed Services
    • 2.2.1 Financial
    • 2.2.2 Regulatory
    • 2.2.3 Speed to Market
    • 2.2.4 Size
    • 2.2.5 AMI Pilots as Managed Services
  • 2.3 Market Timing
  • 2.4 Addressable Market
    • 2.4.1 Large Utilities
    • 2.4.2 Small Utilities
    • 2.4.3 Government Agencies
    • 2.4.4 Regulated and Deregulated Retail Energy Markets
  • 2.5 Types of Providers
    • 2.5.1 Systems Integrators
    • 2.5.2 Cloud Computing Providers
    • 2.5.3 Smart Meter Manufacturers
    • 2.5.4 Large Utilities
    • 2.5.5 Professional Services
  • 2.6 Managed Service Pricing
    • 2.6.1 Pricing Approaches
    • 2.6.2 Comparison to In-House Pricing Elements
    • 2.6.3 Unit Pricing
  • 2.7 Global AMS Markets
    • 2.7.1 North America
    • 2.7.2 Europe
    • 2.7.3 Asia Pacific
    • 2.7.4 China
    • 2.7.5 Latin America
    • 2.7.6 Middle East and Africa

3. Technology Issues

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Cloud Computing
    • 3.2.1 NIST 800-145
    • 3.2.2 Essential Characteristics
    • 3.2.3 Service Models
    • 3.2.4 Deployment Models
    • 3.2.5 Difference from Hosting
  • 3.3 Technology Refresh
    • 3.3.1 Hardware
    • 3.3.2 Software
  • 3.4 Cyber Security in Managed Services
    • 3.4.1 Networking
    • 3.4.2 Data

4. Key Industry Players

  • 4.1 Systems Integrators
    • 4.1.1 Atos
    • 4.1.2 Accenture
    • 4.1.3 British Gas
    • 4.1.4 Capgemini
    • 4.1.5 Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC)
    • 4.1.6 HCL AXON
    • 4.1.7 Hewlett-Packard (HP)
    • 4.1.8 IBM Global Services
    • 4.1.9 Infosys
    • 4.1.10 Logica
    • 4.1.11 Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)
    • 4.1.12 Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
    • 4.1.13 Wipro
  • 4.2 AMI Vendors
    • 4.2.1 Aclara
    • 4.2.2 Echelon
    • 4.2.3 Elster
    • 4.2.4 Glen Canyon
    • 4.2.5 Itron
    • 4.2.6 Landis+Gyr
    • 4.2.7 Sensus
    • 4.2.8 Telvent
    • 4.2.9 Trilliant
  • 4.3 Telecommunications Providers
    • 4.3.1 AT&T
    • 4.3.2 BT Global Services
    • 4.3.3 Orange
    • 4.3.4 T-Mobile (including T-Systems)
    • 4.3.5 Verizon
    • 4.3.6 Vodafone

5. Market Forecasts

  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Market Forecast Methodology
  • 5.3 AMS Deployments by Region
    • 5.3.1 AMS Annual Deployments by Region
    • 5.3.2 AMS Installed Base by Region
    • 5.3.3 Percentage Year-to-Year Deployments Change
  • 5.4 AMS Revenue by Region
    • 5.4.1 Annual AMS Revenue by Region with Average Price per Meter
    • 5.4.2 Cumulative AMS Revenue by Region
    • 5.4.3 Year-to-Year AMS Revenue Change, Percentage
    • 5.4.4 Year-to-Year AMS Service Price per Meter Change, Percentage
  • 5.5 AMS Forecast: North America
  • 5.6 AMS Revenue by Utility Type, United States
    • 5.6.1 Annual Revenue by Utility Type
    • 5.6.2 Cumulative Revenue by Utility Type
    • 5.6.3 Year-to-Year Market Change, Revenue by Utility Type
  • 5.7 AMS Forecast: Western Europe
  • 5.8 AMS Forecast: Eastern Europe
  • 5.9 AMI Managed Service Forecast: Asia Pacific
  • 5.10 AMI Managed Service Forecast: China
  • 5.11 AMS Forecast: Latin America
  • 5.12 AMS Forecast: Middle East and Africa

6. Company Directory

7. Acronym and Abbreviation List

8. Table of Contents

9. Table of Charts and Figures

10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • AMS Revenue with Service Price per Meter by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • AMS Meters by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Cumulative AMS Meters by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Year-to-Year Change, AMS Meters by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • Cumulative AMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Year-to-Year Change, AMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • Year-to-Year Change, AMS Price per Meter by Region, World Markets: 2013-2020
  • AMS Revenue with Service Price per Meter, North America: 2013-2020
  • AMS Revenue by Utility Type, United States: 2012-2020
  • Cumulative AMS Revenue by Utility Type, United States: 2012-2020
  • Year-to-Year Change, AMS Revenue by Utility Type, United States: 2013-2020
  • AMS Revenue with Service Price per Meter, Western Europe: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue with Service Price per Meter, Eastern Europe: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue with Service Price per Meter, Asia Pacific except China: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue with Service Price per Meter, Latin America: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue with Service Price per Meter, Middle East and Africa: 2012-2020

List of Tables

  • Smart Meter Installations, North America: 4Q 2011
  • Receptivity to AMS in Selected Countries, Europe
  • Receptivity to AMS in Selected Countries, Asia Pacific
  • Smart Metering Installation Plans, China: 2009-2020
  • Receptivity to Managed AMI in Selected Countries, Middle East and Africa
  • Cloud Computing: Essential Characteristics
  • Cloud Computing: Service Models
  • Cloud Computing: Deployment Models
  • New AMS Meters by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Cumulative AMS Smart Meters by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Year-to-Year Change, AMS Smart Meters by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Cumulative AMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Year-to-Year Change, AMS Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Year-to-Year Change, Average Price per Month by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Average Price per Meter per Month by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, United States: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Canada: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, North America: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue by Utility Type, United States: 2012-2020
  • Cumulative AMS Revenue by Utility Type, United States: 2012-2020
  • Year-to-Year Change, AMS Revenue by Utility Type, United States: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Austria: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Belgium: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Denmark: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Finland: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, France: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Germany: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Italy: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Netherlands: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Norway: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Spain: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Sweden: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, United Kingdom: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Other Western Europe: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Western Europe: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Eastern Europe EU: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Eastern Europe Non-EU: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Russia: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Eastern Europe: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, China: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Japan: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Republic of Korea: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Australia: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, India: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Other Asia Pacific: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Asia Pacific except China: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Brazil: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Other Latin America: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Latin America: 2012-2020
  • AMS Revenue, Middle East and Africa: 2012-2020
  • Annual Smart Meter Deployments by Country: 2012-2020
  • Smart Meter Deployment by Utility Type, United States: 2012-2020
  • Percentage Smart Meter Deployments by Utility Type, United States: 2012-2020
  • AMS Smart Meter Deployments by Utility Type, United States: 2012-2020
  • Baseline AMI Pricing, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Adjustments to per-Meter Pricing by Country: 2012-2020
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