The smart gas market report includes smart meters, solutions, and services deployed across the traditional gas distribution system to minimize the revenue losses incurred through leakage and wastage. It also aims at increasing efficiency, integration & forecasting, control & maintenance, distribution, planning, and mitigation. It represents the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure and technology solutions into gas utilities to provide real-time information, thereby minimizing the delay in decisions and enhancing the data privacy and security.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The vendor DIVE provides information about the major players that offer smart gas products and outlines the findings and analysis on how well each market vendor performs within predefined DIVE criteria. The vendor evaluations are based on two broad categories — product offering and business strategy. Each category carries various criteria based on which the vendors will be evaluated. The evaluation criteria considered under product offering includes the breadth of offering, features/functionalities, delivery (on the basis of industries that the vendors cater to, deployment models, and subscriptions), and support (on the basis of pre and post-sale support services). The evaluation criteria considered under business strategy include reach (on the basis of geographic presence), channel (on the basis of channel partners that the vendors cater to), viability, roadmap, and inorganic growth (on the basis of partnerships, collaborations, and acquisitions).

VISIONARY LEADERS

Schneider Electric, General Electric, IBM Corporation, Oracle Corporation, ABB Group, CGI Group, Cap Gemini, Sensus, and Itron lead in the smart gas market and are recognized as Visionary Leaders. They have a strong portfolio of solutions, services, and devices offering smart gas. These vendors have been marking their presence in the smart gas market by offering highly customized and easily deployable solutions for the residential and commercial clients, coupled with their robust business strategy to achieve constant growth in the smart gas market.

INNOVATORS

Aclara Technologies LLC, Elster Group SE, Landis+Gyr, Emerson Electric and Verizon Communications, Inc. are recognized as innovators in the smart gas market. They have innovative portfolio of smart gas solutions and a robust potential to build strong business strategies for their business growth to be at par with the Vanguards. These vendors have been consistently offering its customers smart gas solutions portfolio to fulfill their demands. Innovators have been forefront in deploying their solutions.

DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS

Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG, KROHNE are recognized as dynamic companies in the smart gas market. They have an innovative portfolio of solutions and services and also have an extensive network of channel partners and resellers to increase the deployment of their solutions across a multitude of vertical markets. Over the years, the dynamic vendors have been consistently generating positive revenue growth in the smart gas market, and their market position is boosted by the organic and inorganic ventures, undertaken by them over the period.

EMERGING COMPANIES

Silver Spring Networks, Inc., Badger Meter, Inc., EDMI Limited, Moxa, Inc., Apator Group, Master Meter Inc., Delta Gas Mobin Group, Quadlogic Meters Canada Inc., and Chongqing Shancheng Gas Equipment Co., Ltd. are recognized as the emerging players in the smart gas market. The majority of the emerging vendors have been undertaking multiple acquisitions and boosting their sales capabilities across various regions to offer their integrated solutions, devices, and services to a wide range of clients.

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Smart Gas Solutions Quadrant

Comparing 25 vendors in Smart Gas Solutions across 82 criteria.

Find the best Smart Gas Solutions solution for your business, using ratings and reviews from buyers, analysts, vendors and industry experts

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Below criteria are most commonly used for comparing Smart Gas Solutions tools.
  • Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
    • Products/Solutions Offered
    • Type of Smart Gas Solutions
      • Enterprise asset management (eAM) for gas utilities
      • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
      • Analytics
      • meter data management
      • Security
      • Network Management
      • mobile workforce Management
      • Remote Monitoring
      • Outage management
      • Others (billing and subscription)
    • Smart gas devices
      • AMR Meters
      • AMI Meters
    • Services
      • Consulting
      • System Integration and Deployment
      • Support and Maintenance
      • Managed Services
  • Product Features and Functionality
    • Functionalities gap in the solution
    • Product Features
      • Built-in standards support for ICCP
      • Predictive and preventive maintenance
      • Alarm and event notifications
      • VEE: validation, estimation & editing
      • CIS Interface
      • Network Monitoring
      • Others, please specify
  • Delivery
    • Deployment Model
      • On-Premise
      • Hosted / On-Cloud
    • Delivery Models
      • Directly
      • Through Partners / Third-Party Vendors
    • Delivery Mode for Client Location
      • Full Time Equivalent
      • Subscription / Licensing
      • Per User / Device Basis
  • Support and Services
    • Customer Redressal Mechanism/Program
    • Channel for Delivery of Support Services
      • On-Site Support
      • Remote Support

TOP VENDORS (25)

  • 1

    Ventyx, the subsidiary company of ABB, offers a range of gas distribution solutions allowing gas distribution companies to ensure reliable delivery of natural gas to end customers. ABB offers key smart gas management solutions including Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), MWFM service suite for gas utilities, parts management, pipeline transaction management, asset-intensive enterprise resourcing planning, and business intelligence & analytics. Ventyx EAM solutions can manage multiple asset types and ensure supply chain availability & visibility, improve asset & resource utilization, improve equipment readiness, increase safety & mitigated risk, and reduce asset lifecycle costs.

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    • Enterprise
    • Zurich, Switzerland
    • Founded: 1988
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000
  • 2

    GE offers smart gas solution under its Smallworld office suite for gas and pipeline solutions. The company has a strong presence in the smart gas market with its market leading solutions supported by the involvement of over 120 gas utilities worldwide that use Smallworld Suite. SmallWorld office suite offers GDO and Smallworld GTO software solution portfolio for managing gas distribution and pipeline assets. These solutions eliminate the necessity of development, assessment, and maintenance of a complex suite of data analysis, data management, and industry-specific applications. These solutions can be scheduled for regular upgrades, letting companies to plan further and successfully integrate upgrades to leverage the benefit of future product enhancements.

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    • Enterprise
    • Massachusetts, USA
    • Founded: 1892
    • More than $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 3

    Schneider offers a comprehensive suite of natural gas distribution applications that enables operations control and information management for gas utilities and pipeline companies. The Gas Suite offers an inclusive collection of applications, which has been aimed precisely for the needs of gas distribution and transmission firms. Schneider Electric Gas Suite allows users to review the fully-formed data for streamlining as well as planning further operational activities. The company offers ArcFM GIS for natural gas utilities to build a detailed connectivity model for their gas distribution network. The solution allows local gas distributors to maintain an integrated record of their critical assets.

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    • Enterprise
  • 4

    Itron mainly serves utility industry verticals which include gas, water, and electricity. Apart from that, Itron also offers IoT-based solution and smart city solution. Catering to the smart gas market, Itron offers solutions such as distributed intelligence and active network management solution, gas meters & modules (residential meters & C&I applications), advance metering infrastructure & automated meter reading, gas regulator technology, and others. These solutions are backed by cloud services and network & communication technologies. In addition to this, Itron supports its solutions by related services such as Outcomes-as-a-Service, solution delivery, customer support, and consulting.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 5

    IBM offers a wide range of products pertaining to the technology domain. Innovation has been a key aspect of IBM’s strategy in product development. IBM offers solutions catering to energy & utility (electric, gas, water) industry vertical, which includes grid operations, smart metering, customer experience & engagement, customer systems, asset & workforce management, and enterprise service transformation. The company has developed expertise in their solutions, pertaining to utility and energy industry vertical by offering energy integrator for delivering safe, reliable, and secure energy service, customer engagement for increasing satisfaction, collaboration, and loyalty among their customers and innovation for analytics-rich offerings to achieve operational excellence.

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    • Enterprise
    • New York, USA
    • Founded: 1911
    • $50BN to $100BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 6

    Aclara offers gas utility solutions under its smart infrastructure solutions category. Aclara has two software solution offerings under gas utility solutions: iiDEAS and STAR NCC. iiDEAS is a platform for utilities which offers a single, customizable interface for personnel to access the critical data to manage distribution infrastructure, optimize operations, and improve services. STAR Network Control Computing (NCC) is a meter reading system for gas utilities, and it delivers complete meter data through a communication network.

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    • Enterprise
    • St. Louis, Missouri, United States
    • 51 to 100
  • 7

    Oracle provides solutions for electricity, natural gas, and water utilities. Oracle offers utility solutions including asset operations solution for managing fixed and linear assets, network operations solution for safety, network reliability and distribution-generation modeling, meter operations solution for building meter data value chain and customer operations & customer experience solution for improved information management and personalize insights. In addition to that, it also provides consulting and other related services for customers. Oracle smart gas solution functions include customer care & billing, portals, meter data management, work & asset management, mobile workforce management, analytics, and others.

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    • Enterprise
    • California, USA
    • Founded: 1977
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 8

    The company offers key services catering to the smart gas management, which includes digital connections for utilities, Digital Industrial Asset Lifecycle Management (DiALM), digital utility transformation, energy IoT, insights & data for utility and smart meter network operations. In addition to that, Cap Gemini provides two solutions for residential utilities which include u2es Transformation and Digital Utilities Transformation. Digital utility transformation is made up of key services, namely, digital utilities maturity assessment, digital utilities phase 1, customer & communities experience transformation, digital asset management, and digital utilities enterprise architecture.

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    • Enterprise
    • Paris, France
    • Founded: 1967
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 9

    CGI Group serves the energy and utility industry vertical by offering solutions for electricity, gas, and water & waste utilities. The company has expertise in utility solutions through business areas such as optimized network utility, enterprise asset management, central markets, customer service, production/generation, and network operations to name a few. Furthermore, CGI Group offers smart gas solutions such as Asset & Resource Management (ARM) suite, case management solution, mobile workforce management, outage management, eFluid client management and billing software package, energy efficiency solutions, MOSAIC (SCADA), [email protected] (smart metering), and TWIN (optimizing treasury and asset management).

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    • Enterprise
    • Montreal, Canada
    • Founded: 1976
    • $5BN to $10BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000
  • 10

    Elster group caters to its three main segments of utilities namely, gas (metering, distribution, and utilization), electricity (solution and energy management), and water (metering and distribution). Under smart gas market, Elster offers instromet for developing metering technology, meter for metering, regulation, data collection & data evaluation, and thermal solutions for providing safety training, energy & safety audits, efficiency, and emission maintenance programs. In addition to that, under Elster Meter, Elster Perfection provides a broad line of gas distribution products, allowing installers to create connections.

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    • Enterprise
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • 11

    Sensus is one of the leading providers of solutions for utilities, cities, and industries backed by IoT technology. The company offers smart gas solutions such as advanced metering infrastructure, automatic meter reading, billing and usage, SentryPoint cathodic protection, consumption, customer portal, disaster & emergency preparedness, distribution automation, FlexNet communications networks, pressure regulation, and analytics. In addition to that, the company also offers communication networks, namely FlexNet (North America & International) and Sensus RF for specific communication needs. A FlexNet communication network provides dedicated radio spectrum protected by law intervention.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Enterprise
    • Missouri, USA
    • Founded: 1890
    • $10BN to $50BN
    • 50,001 to 75,000
  • 13

    The company mainly caters to three segments under energy and utility industry vertical, namely, intelligent energy, intelligent gas, and intelligent water. Strongly backed by IoT platform, Verizon offers intelligent gas through Smart Gas-as-a-Service. Intelligent gas includes smart gas metering (monitoring, billing and remote reporting, issues for usage, tamper, flow and pressure, on-demand data, monitor consumption, event alerts and notifications), smart gas meter data management (billing validation, flag mistakes and updates on missing or wrong customer data, usage patterns, and demand spikes), distribution monitoring and control ( delivery system anomalies, performance, and upgrade), integrated reporting and data analytics (insights and asset management), and security infrastructure services (public key infrastructure-PKI and pre-shared key-PSK services, managed devices and digital signing and authenticity services).

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    • Enterprise
    • Delaware, USA
    • Founded: 1983
    • More than $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
  • 14

    Diehl Metering, a subsidiary company of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG, offers a range of gas metering solutions providing end-users with the transparency with which they need to reduce their energy costs. The company offers gas metering, metering systems, meter management, system management, and data management. Gas metering includes AERIUS static gas meter, which combines intelligent communication with maximum precision. The electronic gas meter detects the standard volume of natural gas by using micro thermal measuring principle. The metering systems enable water, thermal energy, gas, and electricity metering over the same system platform. It provides complete infrastructure from one source going as far as AMR installation and smart metering applications.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 15

    Landis+Gyr offers meters and solutions to utilities and end customers across the globe for improvising their energy efficiency, reduced energy costs, and sustainable usage of resources. The company provides meters (residential meters, accessories, commercial & industrial meters), software services & custom solutions (Gridstream software), and communication networks (personal energy management) under products category; customer intelligence (engagement with utility customers), advanced metering infrastructure (dynamic distribution system), and distribution intelligence (energy usage data, outage metrics) under solution category; and deployment, remote meter reading, data management, and other related services under service category.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Enterprise
    • Singapore
    • Founded: 1978
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • 18

    Badger Meter mainly offers hardware comprising flow meters, valve, and registers for the smart gas market. These include the Badger Meter RCT1000 Coriolis Mass Flow Meter, Vortex flow meters, Cox Precision metering products, Hedland flow meters, Badger Meter Recordall pulse or encoder registers, Preso differential pressure flow meters, and research control valves. These flow measurement and control products offer accurate, timely, and dependable flow data and control essentials for product quality, cost control, safer operations, and regulatory compliance.

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    • SME
    • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
    • Founded: 1905
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Startup
    • Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
    • Founded: 1994
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Startup
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1987
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 501 to 1,000
    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • 24

    Silver Spring Networks, Inc. offers smart gas solutions under its smart utilities solution segment. These solutions include advanced metering, analytics, customer education & engagement, demand side management, and distributed energy resources. In addition to that, the company also offers intelligent devices such as metering devices and network devices. The integration of solution and devices are backed by company’s technology such as SilverLink network platform, SilverLink control platform, SilverLink data platform, SolverLink applications, SilverLink services, open standards, and security. Furthermore, the company also offers services including business system integration, installation support, monitoring & maintenance, and training.

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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
    • SME
    • Torun, Poland
    • Founded: 1897
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000

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