1. Market Research
  2. > Energy & Environment
  3. > Energy Technology Market Trends
Middle East & Africa Smart Meters Market - Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

Middle East & Africa Smart Meters Market - Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

  • October 2020
  • 127 pages
  • ID: 5993748
  • Format: PDF
  • Mordor Intelligence LLP
Up to $700 off Until Apr 20th 2021


Table of Contents

Search Inside

The smart meters market had approximately 2,041.9 thousand units shipped across the Middle East & Africa in 2019, and the number is estimated to reach 6,047.8 thousand units by 2025, registering a CAGR of 20.4% during the period, 2020-2025. With rapid economic and population growth resulting in higher energy demand, the need for energy management is substantial in the Middle East & African region.

- Smart metering solutions include meters or modules, with communication capabilities (either unidirectional or bidirectional), embedded within the meter or attached to the meter.
- Due to the basic need to address increasing energy consumption, smart meters have witnessed an increase in their adoption. These meters can enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system employed by the utilities. This has resulted in several ongoing projects turning to smart meters for enabling efficient management and utilization of gas, water, and electricity resources.
- The Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are expected to lead the regional market, owing to the improving economies and increasing incorporation of technology. The increasing per capita consumption of electricity is pushing the need for smart meters. However, the absence of clear governmental policy is dissuading investments in this sector.
- The region is also witnessing major international players entering the market through various partnerships or mergers and acquisitions to increase their global presence and gain a stronghold in a burgeoning markets, like Saudi Arabia.
- The recent COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown restrictions across the region had impacted the overall rollout of smart meters in the region. The COVID-19 pandemic has halted several operations across the industries. As a result, the shipments and installations of smart meters also witnessed a downfall.

Key Market Trends
Commercial Sector to Hold Significant Share

- The commercial infrastructure in smart metering includes hospitals, offices, schools, retailers, and restaurants, among others. The real benefit for the commercial users is that they can keep a closer eye on the volume used, therefore, lowering or streamlining the amount spent on a daily basis. Additionally, features, like real-time monitoring with analysis can offer the small business in the region with the ability to address any wastage.
- The water shortage in schools in South Africa has led to the high adoption of smart water meters. In December 2017, in South Africa, schools faced a massive water shortage, which, in turn, compelled organizations to integrate smart water meters, to monitor and reduce the unnecessary consumption of water.
- The growing infrastructure development in the region is further expected to drive the market for smart meters and attract market vendors to target a wide range of commercial customers. For instance, Steamaco rolled out 20,000 meters in West Africa, from containerized solar mini-grids in Mali to dense shopping markets in northern Nigeria.
- In August 2020, The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, attributed inaccurate billing of consumers to poor installation of prepaid meters in Nigeria. The Commission, which identified inadequate training of installers as an additional factor, has formed new guidelines for the certification of Energy Meter Installers in the nation.
- In July 2019, thousands of energy-intensive commercial units in Tehran, Iran, got equipped with smart electricity meters in the 2nd phase of the National Smart Metering Program. Further, the Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Electricity, Iran, installed 41,000 new metering units across Erbil’s capital, in three months, from August 2019 to October 2019, as a part of energy-efficiency efforts. The Ministry stated that it was the only way to control the consumption of electricity.

Supportive Government Initiatives and Regulations Driving the Market

- The countries in the region carry multiple government activities to support the installation of smart meters in the residential sector. For instance, the plan for large-scale smart metering implementation, supporting Saudi Electric Company’s (SEC) goal for improving energy efficiency, has been set in motion. With the growing number of metering points, especially in the residential sector, Saudi Arabia aims to install around 12 million smart meters across the Kingdom by 2025.
- Supportive government initiatives and regulations are vital factors to be considered in the rollout of smart meters in many markets. Increasing government support by the government in various nations, coupled with significant investments, is expected to boost the rollout of smart meters across the region.
- For example, in line with the current strategy for the oil and gas sector in the UAE, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) formalized its cooperation with the special purpose company (SPC) on the licensing of oil and gas activities. This eliminates the need to establish a presence onshore with the Department of Economic Development.
- The Government of Egypt is in talks with Huawei to discuss Egypt’s future plans to transition to a smart electricity grid. The government is also in discussion with Sweden to exchange knowledge and expertise on smart grids. This will attract market vendors to make significant investments in the region.
- South Africa’s Smart Grid Vision 2030 aims to transform the electricity landscape in the region. It will upgrade the aging electricity infrastructure by installation of smart meters and integration of power grid, telecom systems and information infrastructure. This would lead to popularity of smart grid data analytics solutions.
- In markets where there is no smart meter rollout or supportive legislation, utilities are still prepared to install smart meters in areas of their distribution networks, where losses are high. Further, low electricity prices make it unattractive for major utilities to deploy smart meters; yet to prevent simple theft, the players are preparing themselves to install meters in households that are assessed as having the highest rates of electricity loss.
- Further the Government policies to encourage infrastructural dvelopment plays a key role in increasing the demand of smart meters in both commercial and residential space.

Competitive Landscape
With only a few domestic companies in the Middle East & African region, the global companies with significant supplier/distribution channels and subsidiaries in the region constitute the competitive landscape of the Middle East & African smart meters market. Domestic technology companies are involving in strategic partnerships with global smart meter companies, in order to benefit from the technical expertise and increase the domestic presence. This, in turn, is increasing the chances for more contracts from the regional government. Some examples of strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions in the Middle East & African smart meters market are:
- Sep 2020 - Iskraemeco announced the signing of Il Monte GalalaAin El Sokhna’s contract with Tatweer Misrfor Smart Metering Solution for 8000 electricity and water smart meters. Tatweer Misr is one of Egypt’s leading real estate developers. As a part of the contract, the company will install and maintain Il Monte Galalawith 8000 smart electricity and water meters, in addition to a head-end software system SEP2W.
- Jan 2020 - Landis+Gyr partnered with WWZ AG, supplier of energy, telecommunications, and water to the population and businesses in the Swiss canton of Zug, to supply the technology for the first wave smart meter rollout. The scope includes cutting-edge meters as well as the requisite communication technology and a meter data processing service, which are implemented in cooperation with a third-party provider.

Reasons to Purchase this report:
- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
- 3 months of analyst support

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
10% Off


  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.

ReportLinker may already be registered as a supplier with your company. If you want to Order by PO, check with us first and we'll let you know if we are a registered supplier and what the vendor number is. Otherwise, we'll provide you with the necessary information to register ReportLinker as a vendor.

Ahmad helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at researchadvisor@reportlinker.com to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - researchadvisor@reportlinker.com or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.
Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers

South and Central America Smart Meters Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

  • $ 3750
  • February 2021
  • 144 pages

The South and Central American Smart Meter Market witnessed a shipment of approximately 4.14 million units of smart meters in 2020 and is estimated to reach to 7.86 Million units by 2026, registering a ...

  • Latin America
  • World
  • Smart Meter
  • Industry analysis
  • Energy Consumption
  • Natural Gas Production


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on