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How can utilities get the greatest value from smart metering?

Around the world, the 10 largest national deployments are expected to add 500 million new smart meters by 2020, triple the 2012 global installed base.

Overview

Despite ongoing rollouts, many utilities are still unclear about the optimal route to extract value from these large investments. Smart metering means different things to different utilities, and there is a wide array of possible approaches to deploying smart technologies, and benefit areas on which to focus most aggressively. Accenture recommends focusing on five areas to help support strong, ongoing benefits realization from smart metering.