03 Jan '12, 3pm

100 Million Meters Coming to Europe by 2016: Smart grid projects are moving swiftly across Europe to meet the

Smart grid projects are moving swiftly across Europe to meet the mandate that 80 percent of European households have meters by 2020. Just how many meters is that? GTM Research forecasts an additional 100 million smart meters between now and the end of 2016. As the metering market slows down in the U.S. now that the stimulus dollars have been allocated, Europe is arguably the hottest market for the next few years (of course, one should never take an eye off of China). But what will the digital technology mean for European customers? It’s not clear, according to Geert-Jan van der Zanden, author of GTM Research’s report, Smart Grid in Europe, 2012-2016 . He noted that residential demand response programs will not have the same appeal in Europe since the average household usage there is less than half what it is in the U.S. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t fat to cut. Many Eu...

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