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U.S. smart utilities' installation of smart meters 2018

This statistic displays the leading investor-owned electric utilities in the United States by the number of smart meters installed as of 2018. As of this time, CenterPoint Energy had installed almost 2.5 million smart meters for their customers.

Smart metering in the United States – additional information

Smart meters have enabled the integration of new technologies and innovation in the electricity market. The collection of data enabled by smart meters, or automated metering infrastructure, allows for customers to be served based on their true consumption habits. There were some 86.8 million advanced meters installed in the United States as of 2018. The use of smart meters by electric utilities has allowed companies to provide enhanced outage restoration and improved distribution monitoring, as well as new customer services. Some states in the country have enacted policies that allow customers to opt out of smart meter installations, yet, very few customers have requested to do so.

Pacific Gas & Electric, an investor-owned electric utility headquartered in San Francisco, generated some 12.7 billion U.S. dollars in revenue from their electric operating segment in 2018. The company is considered one of the top smart meter companies in the United States and has over 5.32 million smart meters installed around the country as of 2018.

As of December 2015, Itron held 32 percent of the U.S. market share among smart meter manufacturers. Itron primarily focuses on providing services and products associated with smart grid, smart gas, and smart water technology to measure and analyze consumption. Itron’s accumulated total assets were valued at about 2.61 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.

Leading electric utilities based on number of smart meters in the United States as of 2018

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December 2019


United States

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Supplementary notes

Figures were rounded.

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