Digitalisation of Energiewende stagnates
German energy industry associations doubt that the so-called smart digital meters that measure and record electricity consumption in households and firms could be introduced by the beginning of 2020 as planned, Andreas Mihm writes for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “We’ll start at least one year later”, Andrees Gentzsch of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) said. The reason for the possible delay was insufficient coordination between competent authorities, the article says. Germany’s Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has confirmed that the planned introduction of smart meters indeed faced “great hurdles”.
See the CLEW dossier The digitalisation of the Energiewende for background.