Utility AMI Analytics for the Smart Grid 2013-2020: Applications, Markets and Strategies


What does the future hold for the smart grid’s AMI market? Given flattening smart meter shipments across mature markets globally, AMI vendors are now seeking new revenue streams, and the data analytics space is emerging as an attractive opportunity with its scalable, recurring revenue-based model.

According to GTM Research, aggregate expenditure on AMI analytics is expected to total $9.7 billion by 2020. As the market develops, opportunities will increase for vendors that are able to offer turnkey analytics solutions without the need for customized integration. Even now, consolidation has begun as many companies with origins as pure-play software providers are absorbed by larger conglomerates, as with the 2012 acquisitions of EcoLogic Analytics and DataRaker by Landis + Gyr and Oracle, respectively.

FIGURE: AMI Analytics Vendor Taxonomy

Note: Click image to see larger / Source: GTM Research

This new 142-page report by GTM Research provides in-depth market forecasting, the competitive vendor and utility landscapes, and comprehensive coverage of market drivers and AMI maturity, as well as vendor rankings and 26 intensive vendor profiles.

The report covers both grid and consumer AMI applications, including:

  • Outage management
  • Asset management
  • Voltage optimization
  • Load planning/forecasting
  • Revenue protection
  • Customer segmentation

FIGURE: Key Acquisitions in the Analytics Space

Source: GTM Research

Companies profiled in the report include:

Aclara • Autogrid • C3 Energy • ElectSolve • eMeter • Energy ICT • General Electric • Harris Utilities • IBM • Itron • Landis + Gyr • Oracle • NISC • SAP • SAS • Silver Spring Networks • Schneider Electric • Space-Tme Insight • Teradata • Verdeeco

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