Opportunities in the Australian Smart Water Systems Market
The question regarding the adoption of Smart Water Systems (SWS) in Australia, has moved from “will” to “when.” Many market participants believe that the tipping point for mass adoption is already at hand, and this will be led by a major utility taking the first step towards a mass rollout.
The primary driver to SWS adoption among utilities is the potential of the system to help make capital expenditure more efficient on asset upgrades and rollouts more efficient.
At present, the need for sophisticated two–way communication–enabled advance metering infrastructure (AMI) is limited, and thus automated meter reading (AMR) systems have dominated trial rollouts in Australia. However, it is expected that large utilities looking to future–proof their systems may adopt more advanced AMI systems.
The inflection point for SWSs will be determined by the decision of a state government to mandate a state–wide rollout. Current indications suggest this is most likely to come from the state of Victoria by 2017.
About this report
This study looks at the current state of play in the Australian Smart Water Systems market. It looks at the overall size and growth rates of the market and discusses key drivers and restraints impacting the development of the market. Additionally, it analyses the competitive structure of the market and discusses the overall trends that are shaping the market. It aims to highlight the key technology questions that are facing utilities in terms of their smart water strategy, and it also provides context for the Australian Smart Water System market through case studies of existing rollouts. The study also provides an overview of the status and trends in smart water systems in key markets around the globe.
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