17 Sep '13, 5pm

Will Germany Reject Smart Meters?

Will Germany Reject Smart Meters?

According to Frost & Sullivan analyst Neha Vikash, Germany could reject smart meters due to a small but vocal minority of energy users who are opposed to any storage of information on households and uncomfortable that utilities could have access to data on how and when they use electricity. The industry has assumed that Germany would eventually accept that smart meter deployment is necessary, Vikash said, but now it looks as though the nation could be leaning toward a rejection of the technology, threatening the €33 billion it is set to invest. Germany has been one of the top European investors in smart grid technology, along with the UK, France and Italy. But in August Germany’s federal ministry of economics published a report which concluded that a full rollout of smart meters, in compliance with the EU Energy Directive’s requirement that 80 percent of European household...

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