E.ON has ordered 16,000 smart meter gateways from PPC
E.ON has ordered 16,000 smart meter gateways from PPC, thus paving the way for the installation of smart metering systems as required by law, which will start this year.
The gateway is the communication unit in the smart metering system. It is responsible for transmitting meter data wirelessly. The new technology is expected to be installed across the entire E.ON network area from mid-2018. Legislation provides for the installation of intelligent metering systems, commonly known as smart meters, for private and business customers with an annual consumption of more than 6,000 kilowatt hours. Similarly, plant operators who are funded under the Renewable Energies Act (EEG) and have an installed capacity of more than seven kilowatts will have a smart meter installed in their meter cabinet.