San Francisco, CA, January 01, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The AMI market is expected to witness rapid growth with an increase in global energy demand over the forecast period. Grid modernization initiatives, regulatory mandates and need for energy conservation have been growing rapidly. Governments across the globe are encouraging utilities to deploy smart meters across various industry verticals. AMI offers several benefits to consumers and utilities, which include financial benefits, system operation and customer services. Reducing energy peak demands and increasing emphasis on improving energy efficiency by encouraging participation in demand response programs is expected to drive AMI market growth. In addition, efficient incorporation of renewable energy, carbon saving and AMI for water utilities may offer huge opportunities for potential market growth. However, inadequate financial incentives for utilities, safety concerns and health issues are some factors that may curb the AMI market.
The smart meters segment is expected to dominate the market owing to short meter life span, lower transportation costs, use of power communications and low installation costs. Key initiatives include leveraging developments used by peers in the electronics sector for load detection, data privacy, data security, smart grid and data communication. Growing consumer concern regarding carbon footprint is expected to spur overall market growth. North America is expected to be the dominant market, followed by Europe. Favorable regulatory conditions in Asia Pacific and North American countries are expected to assist rollouts of smart meters over the forecast period.