News Digest Item
22 Mar 2017

“Tighter regulation for smart meters ahead?”

Frankfurter Allgemeine online

The German authority responsible for ensuring the correct functioning of smart electricity meters examines whether tighter regulations for producers are necessary, Hanna Decker writes on Frankfurter Allgemeine online. Following a Dutch study, according to which smart meter results deviated up to more than 580 percent from actual power consumption, Germany’s national metrology institute PTB said it was unlikely similar measurement errors had occurred in Germany too, Decker writes. But the PTB was going to take the news from the Netherlands “very seriously” and consult producers on the matter. The German parliament last year enacted legislation that gradually makes the use of smart meters compulsory, Decker adds.

Read the article in German here.

Find the Dutch study in English here.

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