Meteringservice - "Smart meters - The industry is waiting ..."
Text EU regulation for measurement of energyflows in households has been delayed
The energy industry was eagerly waiting for this regulation - and it has been
We talk about the EU notification regarding the regulation of metering systems,
which is the basis for the BSI protection profiles and the corresponding
Technical Guideline TR 03109. The period in which the regulation text could be
commented expired on June the 21st. Due to this delay the regulations can be
effected just after the German election, this means from 23 of September
Not only Germany, but also other EU Member States hoped for more clarity to the
legal requirements specifically concerning widespread deployment of the new
generation smart meters, after the publication of this regulation. France,
however, vetoed the proposed text, so it is now at the European Commission to
find a compromise.
Time schedule of the German smart meter rollout delayed for another three
"Any delay in regulation will create other delays in the whole
process," commented Markus Last, responsible for the Thüga AG distribution
networks. "The industry is waiting for the publication of cost-benefit
analysis and the completion of meter-reading and -measurement regulations",
continued Mr. last.