Smart Meters in the US - Procurement Research Report

Smart Meters Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of smart meters, which are electrical, gas or water meters that digitally report consumption information to utilities providers at regular intervals. This information is used for measurement, data collection and consumption analysis of electricity, water and gas, as well as monitoring and billing purposes. Key buyers are government agencies, construction firms, utility companies and households. The main suppliers are manufacturers, but used smart meters are also available through online retailers and auctions. However, this report does not cover procurement of used smart meters. This report also excludes other network products for cable or internet.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT

Price Fundamentals

Price Drivers

Recent Price Trend

Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

Related Goods

Substitute Goods

Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS

Supply Chain Dynamics

Competitive Environment

Market Profitability

Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS

Buying Basics

Key RFP Elements

NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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