Finland is one of the most advanced countries in Europe when it comes to digitalization in the energy sector. With 250,000 km of low-voltage networks and more than 3.7 million energy metering points, Finland is a European veteran in smart metering – and a trendsetter in the adoption of the Metering as a Service model.
A key challenge in the digitization of the energy industry is to build and manage intelligent infrastructures that are flexible, efficient, and secure. This, however, changes the way and the scope of a utility’s work: the deployment, operation, and development of a smart metering system with devices, communication, software, and possible additional applications might be opening up gaps when it comes to time, resources and skills. This is where an As-a-Service approach comes into play.