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Germany: Impulses for modern smart meters for electricity and gas

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The president of the Bundesnetzagentur has handed over a report with options for action regarding modern meters for electricity and gas (smart meter) to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology on 10.3.2010. Recommendations include to increase the use of smart metering by implementing them at the regular meter exchanges, to set up higher requirements for the equipments to ensure that the meters are compatible and open for new developments and to start broad field test for thorough cost-benefit analyses.
Further information is available in German language at: http://www.bmwi.de/BMWi/Navigation/Presse/pressemitteilungen,did=334214....