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Smart Metering – List of Top Smart Energy Meter Manufacturers Growing Smaller as Consolidation gains pace

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Smart Meters Technology

The Smart Meter Industry like the rest of the Smart Grid Industry is seeing an astounding pace of consolidation, as big industrial conglomerates like Siemens, ABB, Schneider Electric and others gobble up smaller companies at a rapid pace. Smart Meter Manufacturers which were already not many are growing even smaller, as the smaller independent companies are acquired by the larger more established giant MNCs. The Energy Efficiency and the Smart Grid industries will see a rapid growth, as the demand grows for reducing global greenhouse emissions, increasing amounts of renewable energy integration into the grid and rising prices of fossil fuels.

Unlike solar and wind industry, independent companies in the Smart Grid are not as large as they require relationships with utilities, a bigger portfolio of products and longer history to survive. Bigger companies like Cisco, Honeywell, GE have mentioned the importance of Energy Efficiency and are going all out to achieve dominance. Smart Meter Manufacturers traditionally having a presence in the water and gas metering area, have now found a huge growth area in the Electricity Smart Metering industry. With the power grid almost a 100 years old, newer smarter meters are needed as essential pieces of infrastructure to implement a smart grid.

Smart Metering Companies

Here is a list of the major smart meter manufacturers:

1) Itron- It is the largest manufacturers of smart meters in the world, with a huge marketshare in its home American market. Itron(NSDQ: ITRI) is one of the biggest independent smart grid companies in the world with 8000 utility customers .It has used its expertise in making meters for gas and water to win large contracts in the electric smart metering market as well. It has won contracts from SCE, DTE Energy ,Center Point Energy amongst others. The company sells end-to-end smart grid and smart distribution solutions to electric, gas and water utilities around the globe. Itron is the world’s leading provider of smart metering, data collection and utility software systems.

2) Elster Group – Elster is a leading manufacturer in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and integrated metering and utilization solutions to the gas, electricity and water industries. Elster is a US based private company that has a 170 year old history, where a number of times its ownership changed hands. Elster electricity meters are used for residential, commercial and industrial, and interchange metering applications. They support both Automated Meter Reading (AMR) and AMI systems.

3) General Electric GE as it is popularly known is one of the biggest players in the Green Industry globally. General Electric like other industrial conglomerates eg. Siemens, Areva and others are in fact low risk plays in the Green Investing sector. GE is strong across most of the Green Sectors today particularly in the area of Smart Grid and Energy Efficiency. GE is not that big in the Smart Meter market, but with its overarching scale it has quickly won a number of contracts like the one with FPL.

4) Landis+Gyr – This Swiss-based PE bakced private company has a leading position in the European markets and has started  winning contracts in USA as well. With an installed base of over 300 million electricity meters, Landis+Gyr is amongst the top 5 smart meter manufacturers. Based in Zug, Switzerland, it introduced electronic meters in 1981. Through the late 90’s the company saw a series of different investors and owners, including Elektrowatt, KKR and Siemens. In 2004 Bayard Capital of Australia purchased the company with a vision of building the premier energy management company in the world that would combine positive environmental outcomes with the company’s culture.

5) Schieder Electric – One of the biggest electrical and energy equipment suppliers in the world, Schneider has been one of the most aggressive in M&A. The company provides energy efficiency solutions to residential market, buildings, Industry & Infrastructure, and data centres. The company’s range of services and products is quite awesome and provides a holistic solution to its customers. Though not a major player in the smart meter market yet, the company cannot be underestimated in the future.

There are a number of other smart meter manufacturers as well like Holley Metering, Iskraemeco etc. However these companies are relatively small compared to the big guys listed above.


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Abhishek Shah

27 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Alan McGuinness

    Hi
    I just wish to say that the above smart technology is fantastic. However I can even make it more sustainable via our low cost GSM data communication download service @ €0.30 per customer per month. That cannot be provided by any other network.
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  2. paliwal

    secure meter and where are other indian companies in this list

  3. Windy

    Just moved to home with smart meter.My previous home had the old analog meter.
    I have been sick as a dog since I moved in and it just gets worse.
    It appears these things are health hazards. There are a lot of horror stories out there about these meters.

  4. DEEPAK SHAH

    Please note that ELECTRONIC CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD a Central Government organisation in INDIA is one of the world best leading company also manufacturing SMART ELECTRONIC ENERGY METERS which also confirms to all IS, IEC, CE etc standards. Compare to any other product it available at most competitive price. If you require any information, feel free to contact us.

  5. SwaminathanS

    Will you be interested to share the technolgy for manufacturing

  6. George Banda

    Please kindly send me quotation for smart meters

  7. jeevan

    We need 1,500,000 smart meters for Saudi Arabia. Anyone interested who can submit Bid Bond of USD 8 million

  8. Mekawy

    we are participating in this Bid and looking to cooperate

  9. Walter

    We can supply and submit bid bond. Please contact

  10. Aditya Khatore

    We intend to resale Smart Meters. Please send us quotation for 120 nos of electronic single phase smart meter 10-30A with pvc box to be installed in Jharkhand.

  11. john karim

    Im looking to convert a complete city grid to smart meters please contact me at 312-804-1516 john karim for more info

  12. Rick Williams

    Looking for 15,000 smart meters. Please contact me

  13. Ahmed Bashir

    we have new deal with Qatar utility we are going to replace all the conventional meters with new smart technology
    a lot of demand for replacement and new connection
    Looking for partnership to do this business together

    please contact
    0097450191038

  14. Ryan nithercott

    Need 15,000 smart meters for instillation in Uk and those meters must be Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specifications Version 1.58 compliant.
    Any low cost supplier please contact us at
    ryan.nithercott@post.com

  15. Mo

    Hello
    We are actively looking for a manufacturing partner to manufacturer OEM smart meters for a long term business opportunity. please contact me on maraza2003@hotmail.com

  16. Graf Morty

    We are one of the bigest electricity/water/gas meter manufacurer in China, and provide AMR solution to over 50 countries all over the world. We also provide OEM/ODM service for our customers. If there is anything in demand, please kindly contact me with my personal mail. I am sure we can provide a very good price and service

    graf.morty@hotmail.com

  17. Ivy

    I am looking for a device that can convert conventional meters to smart meters

  18. Rakesh Sharma

    Requires smart meter manufecturers

  19. Pravin

    Looking for manufacturer in India for Smart meters for global tender call

  20. Aaron

    This is Aaron respresenting the largest manufacturer of meter in China(Linyang Energy). We export to over 50 countries all over the World with OEM/ODM cooperation. Please feel free to contact me for inquiry.(Aaron.long@linyang.com)

  21. Deng

    We are manufacturer from China, with top 10 R&D ability and all related qualification, specializing in the manufacture and export of all kinds of single-phase and three-phase electricity smart meters. Our products exported to more than 30 countries. We can also offer OEM and ODM services. Any distributor, contractor, integrator or manufacturer who need further information please contact us, a very competitive price will surely be given. (dengzhe4126@126.com)

  22. Manoj Saikia

    Looking for manufacturer of smart energy meter supplier in India of Assam and North east state.
    Pl contact me at 9613561585

  23. Sunil Bhat

    ready to partner with the meter manufacturer for Meter installation work anywhere in India

  24. Aaron

    The largest smart meter manufacter in China, over 400 R&D engineers in the center, Linyang Energy is professional provider of metering solution and AMI system around the World. Please contact us for cooperation.

  25. M.Srikrishna

    India is poised for a giant leap of smart meters. We are looking for OEM Suppliers of Smart Electricity Meters which would be branded in India and supplied in India as per the regulations and standards of India. Minimum in the next year would be 120 Million both Single phase and 3 Phase
    Srikrishna.M

  26. M.Srikrishna

    Smart electricity meters – India
    Srikrishna.M
    contact: msrikrishna1960@gmail.com

  27. Philippe Boulleys

    We are a startup developing smart metering in Sub Saharan Africa.
    Looking for partners: manufacturers and communication platform systems for our markets.
    Contact me: boulleysphil@yahoo.com
    Best