Smart meters form the secure and standardised technical basis for a large number of applications in the fields of grid operation, electricity market, energy efficiency and the smart home. These are in particular:

  • Transparent consumption
  • No need to visit consumers to read their electricity meters
  • Possibility of variable tariffs
  • Provision of information from distributed generators and flexible demand which helps the grid
  • Steering of distributed generators and flexible demand
  • Combining of different forms of energy, i.e. simultaneous metering and transparency also for gas, heating and district heat
  • Secure, standardised infrastructure for “smart home” applications