Prepaid Electric Metering

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Hardware, Software, and Services for Prepaid Metering: Opportunities, Challenges, the Competitive Landscape, and Global Market Forecasts

The global growth of prepaid electricity programs has been steady and gradual in recent years. But with the increasing adoption of smart meters across the world, the prepaid metering market is now poised to take off at a larger scale. Hardware, software, and service vendors are seeing increasing opportunities, as utilities worldwide are preparing to launch new prepaid programs or expand their existing prepaid services to a larger customer base. The prepaid electric metering market is being driven in large part by customer and utility benefits in the form of energy efficiency and cost savings. Another major driver is the growing adoption of smart grid technology, especially advanced smart meters, to facilitate the deployment of prepaid systems with smart prepaid meters.Pike Research estimates that the installed base of prepaid electric meters was over 20 million worldwide in 2011, and this figure is expected to surpass 23 million in 2012. With a relatively modest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1% during the 2010-2017 forecast period, the installed base will reach about 33.7 million meters on a global basis in 2017. From a revenue standpoint, the total prepaid meter device market is expected to reach $1.2 billion in 2012. As utilities increasingly take advantage of prepaid programs in the coming years, they will have a growing need for software and services to support their prepaid systems. Pike Research anticipates that the prepaid services market will reach $263 million, while the prepaid software market will account for about $210 million in revenues on a global basis in 2012.This Pike Research report analyzes the global opportunity for prepaid electric metering, including an in-depth assessment of the hardware, software, and services segments of this market. The study examines the business drivers, challenges, and competitive dynamics that will define the next generation of prepaid electric metering in the smart grid age. Key industry players are profiled, and detailed market forecasts for units and revenue are provided through 2017.Key Questions Addressed:

-How has the prepaid electricity market evolved during the last few years?

-What is the size of the total prepaid electricity market on a year by year basis – worldwide and regionally – from 2010 through 2017?

-What are the growth trends in the prepaid market on a global and regional basis, and which market segments offer the most promising opportunities?

-What are the various market forces driving and inhibiting growth with respect to prepaid electric metering?

-What types of prepaid electricity programs are available today?

-Who are the key vendors in the prepaid electricity market? What are their key capabilities and strengths and what type of competition do they face?

Who needs this report?-Smart grid hardware and software companies-Systems integrators and consulting firms-IT and systems vendors-Energy service companies-Utilities-Government agencies-Investor communityTable of Contents

1.      Executive Summary

1.1  Introduction to the Worldwide Prepaid Electric Meter Market

1.2  Market Opportunities

1.3  Market Forces

1.4  Competitive Landscape

2.      Market Issues2.1  Introduction and Background2.1.1    Benefits of Prepaid Programs2.1.2    Prevalence of Prepaid Programs2.1.3    Technological Advancements Remove Barriers to Adoption2.2  Definition of Prepaid Metering and Electric Services2.2.1    Conventional Electronic Prepaid Metering2.2.2    Meters with a Disconnect Collar2.2.3    Smart Prepaid Meters2.3  Prepay System Infrastructure2.4  Driving Factors2.4.1    Increased Awareness of the Significant Benefits of Prepay to Both Consumers and Utilities2.4.1.1    Benefits to the Consumer2.4.1.1.1.  Better Financial Management and Budgetary Control2.4.1.1.2.  Greater Visibility to Energy Use and Cost2.4.1.2    Benefits to the Utility2.4.1.2.1.  Revenue Protection, Cash Flow, and Fewer Debt Write-Offs2.4.1.2.2.  Cost Savings2.4.1.2.3.  Lower Risk and Protection against Theft of Electricity2.4.2    Improved Energy Conservation2.4.3    Increasing Use of Prepay as a Component in Large Enterprise Systems2.4.4    Technology Advancements2.4.4.1    AMI and Smart Metering Infrastructure2.4.4.2    Prepayment for Electric Vehicle (EV) Drivers2.4.4.3    Use of iPhones and PDAs2.4.4.4    Use of Prepayment in Telecom and Other Industries2.4.5    The Economic Slowdown and Recession2.5  Inhibiting and Challenging Factors2.5.1    Lack of Support and Objections from Consumer Advocate Groups and Regulatory Agencies2.5.2    The Cost of Prepaid Meters2.5.3    Different Rate Structures for Post- and Pre-Pay Consumers2.5.4    Lack of Integration of Prepaid Systems with Other Automation Systems2.6  Regional Perspective2.6.1    The Americas2.6.1.1    The United States2.6.1.2    Canada2.6.1.3    Latin America2.6.1.3.1.  Argentina2.6.1.3.2.  Colombia2.6.1.3.3.  Cayman Islands2.6.1.3.4.  Brazil2.6.2    Europe2.6.2.1    The United Kingdom2.6.2.2    Northern Ireland2.6.3    Asia Pacific2.6.3.1    Australia2.6.3.2    New Zealand2.6.3.3    India2.6.3.4    China2.6.4    Middle East/Africa2.6.4.1    South Africa2.6.4.2    Kenya2.6.4.3    Ghana2.6.4.4    Saudi Arabia

3.      Competitive Landscape

3.1  A Diverse and Changing Competitive Market

3.1.1    Prepaid Metering Devices

3.1.2    Prepaid Software

3.1.3    Prepaid Services

3.2  Potential Competitive Threat of Telecom Service Providers

3.3  A Winning Value Proposition

3.4  Prepaid Metering Vendor Profiles

3.4.1    Aclara Technologies LLC (Aclara)

3.4.2    Calico Energy Services

3.4.3    Convergys

3.4.4    Echelon

3.4.5    Elster Group SE (Elster)

3.4.6    eMeter

3.4.7    Exceleron Software, Inc.

3.4.8    HCL Technologies (HCL)

3.4.9    Itron

3.4.10  KEMA

3.4.11  Landis+Gyr

3.4.12  Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (OEC)

3.4.13  Oracle

3.4.14  PayGo Electric

3.4.15  Prepaid Energy Solutions (PES)

3.4.16  PwC

3.4.17  Siemens

3.4.18  Utility Integration Solutions (UISOL)

3.4.19  Wipro Technologies

4.      Market Forecasts4.1  Forecast Introduction4.1.1    The Market Conditions for Prepaid Electric Services4.1.2    Assumptions Determining This Forecast4.2  Worldwide Prepaid Electric Meters by Type and Region4.3  Worldwide Prepaid Electric Meters by Type4.3.1    Conventional Prepaid Meters4.3.2    Prepaid Meters with Disconnect Collar4.3.3    Smart Prepaid Meters4.4  Prepaid Electric Meter Revenue4.5  Prepaid Electric Meter Services Revenue

5.      Company Directory

6.      Acronym and Abbreviation List

7.      Table of Contents

8.      Table of Charts and Figures

9.      Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

9.1  Overview

9.2  Data Collection

9.3  Defining Prepaid Electric Metering and its Offerings

9.3.1    Consulting

9.3.2    Implementation

9.3.3    Outsourcing

List of Charts and Figures

Prepaid Electric Meters by Type, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Electric Meters by Type, World Markets: 2011-2017

Prepaid Electric Meters by Type, Year-to-Year Growth, World Markets: 2011-2017

Share of Total Prepaid Market by Type, World Markets: 2012

Share of Total Prepaid Market by Type, World Markets: 2017

Prepaid Electric Meters by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Electric Meter Share by Region, World Markets: 2012

Prepaid Electric Meter Share by Region, World Markets: 2017

Conventional Prepaid Meters by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Smart Prepaid Meters by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Services Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Services Revenue by Segment, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Services Revenue for Smart Meter Installations by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Software Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Software Revenue for Smart Meter Installations by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Carina Technology's CarinaPoint Disconnect Collars

The Total Meter and Prepaid Electric Metering Markets

List of Tables

Prepaid Electric Meters by Type, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Electric Meters by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Conventional Prepaid Meters by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Conventional Prepaid Meters by Region, Year-to-Year Growth, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meters with Disconnect Collar by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meters with Disconnect Collar by Region, Year-to-Year Growth, World Markets: 2010-2017

Smart Prepaid Meters by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Smart Prepaid Meters by Region, Year-to-Year Growth, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Revenue by Type, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Conventional Meters and Prepaid Meters with Disconnect Collar Average Selling Price and Revenue, North America: 2010-2017

Conventional Meters and Prepaid Meters with Disconnect Collar Average Selling Price and Revenue, Latin America: 2010-2017

Conventional Meters and Prepaid Meters with Disconnect Collar Average Selling Price and Revenue, Europe: 2010-2017

Conventional Meters and Prepaid Meters with Disconnect Collar Average Selling Price and Revenue, Asia Pacific: 2010-2017

Conventional Meters and Prepaid Meters with Disconnect Collar Average Selling Price and Revenue, Middle East/Africa: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Services Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Services Revenue by Region, Year-to-Year Growth, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Services Revenue by Segment, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Services Revenue by Segment, Year-to-Year Growth, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Services Revenue for Smart Meter Installations by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Software Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Software Revenue by Region, Year-to-Year Growth, World Markets: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Software Revenue for Smart Meter Installations by Region, World Markets: 2010-2017

Share of Total Prepaid Market by Type, World Markets: 2012

Share of Total Prepaid Market by Type, World Markets: 2017

Prepaid Electric Meter Share by Region, World Markets: 2012

Prepaid Electric Meter Share by Region, World Markets: 2017

Prepaid Electric Meters by Type, Year-to-Year Growth: 2010-2017

Prepaid Metering Services Revenue by Region, Year-to-Year Growth: 2010-2017

Prepaid Meter Software Revenue by Region, Year-to-Year Growth: 2010-2017

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