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South Africa Smart Meter Market Overview, 2027

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South Africa Smart Meter Market Overview, 2027
Published: June 2, 2022
Bonafide Research & Marketing Pvt. Ltd.
Content info: 46 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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  • List of Tables

Smart meter is in its initial phase of installations in South Africa as there is need to explore planning for effective implementation. Smart meter technology is not only simple to read but also enables flexible tariffs. However, the new technology also brings some challenges while executing effective data collection, communication and information sharing capabilities. South Africa faces extreme power outages and scheduled power cuts frequently as a result of which every consumer segment is adversely affected. The smart meters are resolving the reaction time of power outages and hardware faults. The smart meters enable two way communications that is unlike the conventional meters that required physical data collections. The increased adoption of smart meters would also help lower the peak electricity demands and put power in the hands of consumers. The exact load bearings reveal accurate power consumption and enables fair billings. Prepaid smart meters are being largely deployed as they can be recharged at any point of time using online portals. One of the restraining factors is the capital requirement by the municipalities for operations and maintenance of the metering systems.

According to the report title "South Africa Smart Meter Market Overview, 2027", published by Bonafide research, the smart meter market in South Africa is expected to grow over 11.5% during the forecast period ending 2027. Historically the smart meter market grew by 73% and further too expected to grow robustly over the forecast years. Since South Africa faces acute scheduled power outages and inefficient use, the electric meters are the first ones to be replaced by AMI technology. Smart electric meters have been replaced to the extent of more than 60% in the country of which commercial meters installed amount to less than 20%. Commercial meters are expected to be fastest growing segment in the forecast years at a CAGR of over 12% while residential users remain the major consumers of electric smart meters. The AMI technology meters are increasingly being replaced from old AMR technology meters rapidly though at a slow space compared to some other countries like India. Smart water meters are the next most replaced meters as the country faces water shortages and this will enable the authorities to monitor the consumptions regularly thereby inducing efficient use of the limited resources.

Though industrial smart metering is yet not developed like electric metering it has advantages over cost allocation, cost discrimination by product, process or department, overload detection and penalty avoidance, energy consumption analysis by sectors or lines or process, benchmark and assess different technologies, quantify energy savings, electricity quality verification and customized parameters to measure efficiency.

Smart gas meters have low adoption rate not only in South Africa but globally in most of the countries. However, operational benefits like monitoring of pipelines, real time data accuracy, and manual readings is expected to bolster the market growth in future years at a steady rise. Smart gas meters would be cost effective with one time investments with consumers adjustin to monthly bills and decrease number of system failures. Another lucrative thing is that the smart gas meter automatically shuts off valve that allows gas provider to remotely open or close the flow of gas. The data is transferred through GSM network and also has capability to electronically transfer data to suppliers and customers through IoT cloud services. South Africa faces huge water losses on a yearly basis amounting to Rand 7.2 Billion in spite of the limited water resources. To overcome this scarcity smart metering is the key to change.

Building up smart cities across South Africa is primary goal of President Ramaphosa's goals that will further drive the smart metering in the country. There are five Smart City initiatives on the African continent: Konza Techno City (Kenya), Eko Atlantic, (Nigeria), Hope City (Ghana), Vision City (Rwanda) and Waterfall City (South Africa). The Lanseria Smart City, the first new city to be built in a democratic South Africa, is now a reality in the making. Smart cities put people and the environment at the heart of high-tech developments that use data and technology (digital transformation) to drive service delivery and quality-of-life improvements for residents. Flagship smart cities are not always replicable - technologies piloted in new-build projects can't always be retrofitted to existing infrastructure. Although often associated with wealthy areas, the smart city concept can be applied to lower-income areas, to unlock the transformative impact that technology can have on people's quality of life.

Considered in this report

  • Geography: South Africa
  • Base year: 2021
  • Estimated year: 2022
  • Forecast year: 2027

Aspects covered in this report

  • South Africa smart meter market with its value and forecast along with its segments
  • Various drivers and challenges
  • On-going trends and developments
  • Five force models
  • Top profiled companies
  • Strategic recommendation

By Type in the report

  • Electric
  • Gas
  • Water

By Technology in the report

  • AMI
  • AMR

By End User in the report

  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Residential

The approach of the report:

This report consists of a combined approach of primary as well as secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and listing out the companies that are present in the market. The secondary research consists of third party sources such as press releases, annual report of companies, analyzing the government generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources primary research was conducted by making telephonic interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducted trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this we have started doing primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting consumers in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us we have started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.

Intended audience

This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations & organizations related to smart meter industry, government bodies and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

Keywords: smart meter, smart water meter, smart electric meter, smart gas meter, energy, consumption, Electric, water, gas, consumer, billing, bill, government, AMI, AMR, residential, industrial, commercial, hardware, software, three phase, single phase, Kenya, South Africa, Mongolia, Kansas city, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria, East London, Mbombela, Kimberley, Rustenburg, Albertson, Queenstown, Ladysmith, Brits.

Product Code: 6206499417

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction

  • 2.1. Market Definition
  • 2.2. Market Scope & Segmentation
  • 2.3. Research Methodology

3. South Africa Macro Economic Indicators

4. South Africa Smart Meter Market Category Analysis

  • 4.1. Key Findings
  • 4.2. Market Drivers
  • 4.3. Market Restraints
  • 4.4. Opportunities
  • 4.5. Policies & Certification
  • 4.6. Value Chain Analysis
  • 4.7. Key Developments - 2021

5. South Africa Smart Meter Market Trends

6. South Africa Smart Meter Market Overview

  • 6.1. Market Size By Value
  • 6.2. Market Share
    • 6.2.1. By Type
    • 6.2.2. By Technology
    • 6.2.3. By End User

7. South Africa Smart Meter Market Segmentations

  • 7.1. South Africa Smart Meter Market, By Type
    • 7.1.1. South Africa Smart Meter Market Size, By Electric Smart Meter, 2016 - 2027f
    • 7.1.2. South Africa Smart Meter Market Size, By Gas Smart Meter, 2016 - 2027f
    • 7.1.3. South Africa Smart Meter Market Size, By Water Smart Meter, 2016 - 2027f
  • 7.2. South Africa Smart Meter Market, By Technology
    • 7.2.1. South Africa Smart Meter Market Size, By AMI, 2016 - 2027f
    • 7.2.2. South Africa Smart Meter Market Size, By AMR, 2016 - 2027f
  • 7.3. South Africa Smart Meter Market, By End User
    • 7.3.1. South Africa Smart Meter Market Size, By Industrial, 2016 - 2027f
    • 7.3.2. South Africa Smart Meter Market Size, By Commercial, 2016 - 2027f
    • 7.3.3. South Africa Smart Meter Market Size, By Residential, 2016 - 2027f

8. South Africa Smart Meter Market Opportunity Assessment

  • 8.1. By Type, 2022f To 2026f
  • 8.2. By Technology, 2022f To 2027f
  • 8.3. By End User, 2022f To 2027f

9. Competitive Landscape

  • 9.1. Porter's Five Forces
  • 9.2. Company Profiles
    • 9.2.1. Company 1
    • 9.2.2. Company 2
    • 9.2.3. Company 3
    • 9.2.4. Company 4
    • 9.2.5. Company 5
    • 9.2.6. Company 6
    • 9.2.7. Company 7
    • 9.2.8. Company 8

10. Strategic Recommendations

11. Disclaimer

List Of Figures

  • Figure 1: South Africa Smart Meter Product Market Size - By Value 2016 To 2027f (In USD Billion)
  • Figure 2: South Africa Smart Meter Product Market Share By Type (2016, 2021 & 2027f)
  • Figure 3: South Africa Smart Meter Product Market Share By Technology (2016, 2021 & 2027f)
  • Figure 4: Market Attractiveness Index, By Type
  • Figure 5: Market Attractiveness Index, By Technology
  • Figure 6: Market Attractiveness Index, By End User

Figure-7: Porter's Five Forces Meter Of Smart Meter Industry In South Africa

List of Tables

  • Table 1: South Africa Smart Meter Market Share By End User 2016 To 2027f
  • Table 2: South Africa Smart Meter Market Size By Electric Smart Meter (2016 To 2027f) In USD Million
  • Table 3: South Africa Smart Meter Market Size By Gas Smart Meter (2016 To 2027f) In USD Million
  • Table 4: South Africa Smart Meter Market Size By Water Smart Meter (2016 To 2027f) In USD Million
  • Table 5: South Africa Smart Meter Market Size By AMI (2016 To 2027f) In USD Million
  • Table 6: South Africa Smart Meter Market Size By AMR (2016 To 2027f) In USD Million
  • Table 7: South Africa Smart Meter Market Size By Industrial (2016 To 2027f) In USD Million
  • Table 8: South Africa Smart Meter Market Size By Commercial (2016 To 2027f) In USD Million
  • Table 9: Key Facts Of Company 1
  • Table 10: Key Facts Of Company 2
  • Table 11: Key Facts Of Company 3
  • Table 12: Key Facts Of Company 4
  • Table 13: Key Facts Of Company 5
  • Table 14: Key Facts Of Company 6
  • Table 15: Key Facts Of Company 7
  • Table 16: Key Facts Of Company 8