28. March 2020

Smart Meter Rollout: Here we go!

In 2016, the law for the digitalization of the energy transition was passed. Three years later the certification of smart meter gateways by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) began. Recently, the third product was certified by the BSI: CASA 1.0 from EMH metering GmbH & Co.KG. The BSI confirmed on 31 January 2020 that the technical requirements for the installation of smart meter gateways are met. Thus the final go-ahead for the rollout has been given.Who is affected by the obligation? This means that the rollout of smart metering systems by the responsible metering point operators is mandatory since 24 February 2020. All electricity consumers with an annual consumption of at least 6000 kWh are obliged to install a smart meter gateway. For consumers with a lower annual consumption, a so-called modern metering system is sufficient. Such a system only consists of a digital meter. Here, manual reading is still necessary. Intelligent metering systems (smart meters), on the other hand, consist of a digital meter and a specially secured communication unit - the smart meter gateway. This regularly passes on the information from the electricity consumers/generators to the energy suppliers and electricity network operators. Excellent basis for energy controlling What an excellent opportunity to start energy controlling now at the latest! The consumption data, which is automatically recorded every 15 minutes, will be now available to you anyway. This extensive database can be integrated into IngSoft InterWatt without much effort. The meter readings are simply transmitted to the IngSoft InterWatt server by the Smart Meter Gateway administrator / metering point operator. Loggers can also be used for remote readout of sub-meters. Do you want to use the advantages of Smart Metering for yourself?

Who is affected by the obligation?

This means that the rollout of smart metering systems by the responsible metering point operators is mandatory since 24 February 2020. All electricity consumers with an annual consumption of at least 6000 kWh are obliged to install a smart meter gateway. For consumers with a lower annual consumption, a so-called modern metering system is sufficient.

Such a system only consists of a digital meter. Here, manual reading is still necessary. Intelligent metering systems (smart meters), on the other hand, consist of a digital meter and a specially secured communication unit - the smart meter gateway. This regularly passes on the information from the electricity consumers/generators to the energy suppliers and electricity network operators.

Excellent basis for energy controlling

What an excellent opportunity to start energy controlling now at the latest! The consumption data, which is automatically recorded every 15 minutes, will be now available to you anyway. This extensive database can be integrated into IngSoft InterWatt without much effort. The meter readings are simply transmitted to the IngSoft InterWatt server by the Smart Meter Gateway administrator / metering point operator. Loggers can also be used for remote readout of sub-meters.

Do you want to use the advantages of Smart Metering for yourself?

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