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 [...]
On 8 July 2016, the “Digitalisation of the Energiewende Act” cleared the final legislative hurdle in the German Federal Council (Bundesrat). The new law initiates the roll-out of smart meters and related infrastructure in Germany, and defines the future roles and tasks for all market participants.
Pioneering the smart meter rollout in Germany PPC will provide Smart Meter Gateways (SMGW) – keystone devices for German Smart Metering and Intelligent Metering Systems (iMsys) – for an initial pilot in Q2 2017 leading to the nationwide Smart Meter Rollout scheduled to start in Q3.