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Smart metering benefits for European consumers and utilities

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The results of the USmartConsumer project on smart metering are presented in this final report. USmartConsumer project’s goal is to promote the use of smart meters throughout the European households by informing and involving the consumers on the innovative smart metering services. Smart metering services help the consumers to achieve energy savings and consequently assist the Member States in reducing peak energy loads.


According to The recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2010/31/EU, EPBD), the Member States shall encourage the introduction of smart metering systems whenever a building is constructed or undergoes major retrofits. By 2020, it is expected that almost 72% of European energy consumers will put in place an intelligent meter for electricity while 40% will install one such instrument for gas.


Within its 48 pages, the document presents the specific actions that each USmartConsumer partner country has delivered, identifies the national regulations and outlines the offered smart metering services. According to the analysis, up to date, 80 million smart meters have been installed in the EU28 and Norway, which constitutes 30% of the overall European electricity metering points.


The USmartConsumer project is co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union and the partner countries are: Austria, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and UK.


To download and read the full report, as well as to find more about USmartConsumer project, please visit the webpages at the links provided below.