News Digest Item
24 Aug 2017

“No pioneer“


Germany takes an expensive “special path” in rolling out smart meters as regulated by the European Commission, according to an analysis by consultancy Baringa Partners, writes Franz Hubik in Handelsblatt. Germany had decided to roll out smart meters step-by-step, and did not oblige private households to install smart meters actually connected to the internet. “We’re running into a systemic gap that could mean a complete and sudden stop of the energy transition,” said Christoph Müser, energy consultant at Baringa Partners.

Read the article in German here.

For more information on “smart” technologies and the energy transition, see the CLEW dossier The digitalisation of the Energiewende.

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