Smart metering gains momentum

“The European Parliament has recognised smart metering as a key enabling technology,” says Ad van der Meys, Executive Vice President Landis+Gyr EMEA, “Only through its mandatory deployment across Member States will the EU be able to meet its 20-20-20 goals. What’s more, well in advance of 2020, the EPBD should begin the installation process in new builds and renovations. This is a significant development.”

With significant technological progress and encouragement from lawmakers and regulators, smart metering is expected to revolutionise energy management and grid reliability across the globe. Smart metering solutions provide utilities with a two-way flow of data required to manage energy use, efficiency and demand response and network protection. Consumers benefit from lower energy costs, and, crucially, a reduced carbon footprint.