Smart metering top of the agenda


In an attempt to increase awareness of smart metering technology, Beama (the British electrotechnical manufacturing body) has launched the
European Smart Metering Alliance (ESMA).
The project is part-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme, and seeks to maximise the environmental benefits of Article 13 of the Energy End Use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive (ESD).
“By 2008, all European Member States have to implement the ESD, which requires customers to be given more information on their energy usage, and receive more timely and accurate billing,” said Alliance project leader John Parsons.
“Through the Alliance, we’re once again at the forefront of developing the case for smart meter technology, and taking the initiative. We’re actively communicating, with our partners, its undoubted benefits Europe-wide.”