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China smart grid equipment market: Smart meters and smart substations key categories for investment

Press Release   •   Jul 03, 2013 09:23 BST

According to the investment program of the 12th Five –Year Plan for Grid Intelligence Construction of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), segments of communication information, electricity consumption and substation hold the largest portions of investments, being 28.3%, 27.3% and 23.6%, respectively. Among the smart grid equipment bid invitation, smart meter and smart substation take the dominant position.

In point of smart meter market, in 2012, the volume of smart meter bid invitation occupied 97.18% of the total meter bidding amount, a jump from 89.01% in 2011. The annual smart meter bid invitation volume reached 76,043,000 sets, among which, 2S single-phase smart meter took the lead, grabbing 92.1% of the total. Presently, smart meter bid invitation market of SGCC features a rather lower concentration ratio. Take 2S single-phase smart meter market as an example, market shares of the top three companies, Wasion Group, Linyang Electronics and Ningbo Sanxing, are all less than 6%.

Seen from the field of smart substation equipment, 2012 saw great bid invitation growth of smart substation of SGCC, over 1,000 in the year around, and far higher than 283 in 2011. And bidding proportion of smart substation equipment further rose. Among the power transmission & transformation secondary equipment bidding success of SGCC, intelligence rate of protection equipment bidding invitation reached 74.35%, and that of monitoring equipment 69.39%. 

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