According to a survey conducted in 2017, Scotland and the East of England were the geographical regions in which consumers were more interested in having a smart meter installed. Also, adults aged between 21 and 34 years old showed the highest level of interest having smart meters, with a share of 60 percent. In addition, just under half of the respondents reported that smart meters had helped them save money.
With regards to micro-businesses, as of 2016 a share of only 13 percent had a great deal of knowledge about smart meters for businesses. Additionally, 51 percent of micro-business owners agreed that having a smart meter would make their business more energy efficient and 60 percent believed that smart meters would help them save money.
Considering a global context, according to a forecast the expenditure on smart metering would have reached 1.2 billion U.S dollars in the United States in 2017. By 2020, 90 million smart meters were estimated to have been installed in the United States and 189 billion U.S dollars would be spent in the smart grid market in North America.