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Find out how interoperability is the key to a smart future 

Open standards and interoperability enable utilities to manage the risks inherent in high volume deployments of smart metering technologies.

  • Openness means that the functional architecture specified is capable of meeting current as well as future needs.
  • Open standards are achieved by a consensual process reflecting the requirements of all players in a tightly regulated market.
  • In addition companion specifications and conformance tests are needed to ensure interoperability.


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Driving standards: European road to smart metering

Exponential growth in smart metering installations is expected in the next few years as countries such as the UK, Spain and France roll out the technology ahead of the 2020 deadline.

  • 80% - the number of consumers that should be equiped with intelligent metering systems by 2020 in accordance with EU directives.
  • 55 million - the number of smart meters that had been installed in Europe by 2012
  • 65 million - the smart meter installation so far (as of 2014) in Europe.
  • 170 million - forecast of smart meters installed in Europe by 2019 according to the Berg Insight Report titled, 'Smart Metering in Europe'.