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Total Portfolio: Electricity Meters & Displays

Date: 08 March 2010

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Executive Summary

This Total Portfolio analysis clarifies the sustainability benefits, business value and maturity of fourteen types of electricity meters and displays. The sustainability rating tool cuts through “greenwash” with a fact-based assessment of each solution’s sustainability benefits, maturity, investment case and future prospects. Executives and managers responsible for monitoring electricity consumption and maximising energy efficiency should use this structured assessment to prioritise spending decisions and shortlist solution providers. The Total Portfolio analysis also helps product and portfolio managers in technology firms to understand the total metering ecosystem. The analysis pinpoints emerging solutions, successful metering solutions that deliver business benefits, and marketing potential for technologies with future sustainability impacts.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCING TOTAL PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS
Key Questions Answered By Total Portfolio Analysis
Total Portfolio Analysis Aligns Investments With Sustainability

TOTAL PORTFOLIO FOR ELECTRICITY METERS AND DISPLAYS
Defining The Market For Electricity Meters And Displays
Parameters For Inclusion
How To Distinguish Between Types Of Electricity Meters And Displays
Clarifying The Role Of Half Hourly Meters

PHASE 1. INNOVATION
No Service Identified

PHASE 2. DEVELOPMENT
2.1 Gen 3 Smart Meter (Smart Grid Integrated)

PHASE 3. LAUNCH
3.1 Gen 2 Smart Meter (Smart Grid Enabled)
3.2 Gen 2 Energy Display
3.3 Gen 1 Energy Display

PHASE 4. GROWTH/DECLINE
4.1 Power Export Meter
4.2 Total Generation Meter
4.3 Hand-held Meter
4.4 Long-Range AMR
4.5 Gen 1 Smart Meter (Utility Communication)

PHASE 5. MATURITY
5.1 Short-Range AMR
5.2 Interval Solid-State Meter
5.3 Clip-On AMR
5.4 Non-Interval Solid-state Electronic Meter

PHASE 6. RECYCLING
6.1 Electromechanical Meter

METHODOLOGY OVERVIEW
Six Market Phases Segment Solution Maturity
Three Solution Lifecycles Differentiate Business Value
Solution Adoption And Success Influence Positioning
Sustainability Ratings Cut Through Greenwash
Investment Decisions: How To Use Total Portfolio Analysis
Portfolio Management: Hot To Use Total Portfolio Analysis

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. The Electricity Meters And Displays Market Is Split Into Three Categories
Figure 2. Total Portfolio: Electricity Meters And Displays