This IDC Energy Insights Perspective highlights a number of developing technologies and techniques in the smart metering industry. While industry observers tend to address "smart metering" as a homogenous entity, the expansion of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology has been accompanied by the development of an increasingly differentiated market. "Smart" metering systems with a wide range of capabilities and form factors have emerged to address the distinct needs and ambitions of utilities around the world. We explore some of these developments and muse upon the possibilities for future evolutions in smart metering technology.
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