News Digest Item
26 Jan 2018

Smart meter launch date uncertain in Germany

German Federal Government

The German government does not know when smart meters will be launched across the country, an answer by the government to a parliamentary inquiry by the Left Party reveals. The government says that the “technical capabilities” for the technology’s roll-out are still lacking and that at least three different companies have to offer the product before the responsible federal office can greenlight the launch. “Manufacturers and metering point operators have the launch date in their own hands,” the government argues.

Find the government’s answer in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The digitalisation of the Energiewende.

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