We command the research and development towards implementing smart-metering projects as a way for more efficient energy conservation and long-term benefits passed on to both the industry and our customers.
The main advantages of smart-meter implementation are:
- Efficient control of electricity peaks
- Better structured transmission and distribution networks
- Setting ‘live’ principles to determine energy tariffs.
According to EU directives, European consumers may have more than 280 million smart meters installed by 2020:
- UK: 53 mln meters
- Italy: 30 mln meters
- France: 35 mln meters
- Netherlands: 15 mln meters
- Spain: 33 mln meters
- Sweden: 5 mln meters