Welcome to ESMIG
Enabling a Smarter Energy World
The European Smart Metering Industry Group has the objective to deliver the benefits of Smart Metering across Europe.
Private households in most European countries are usually only invoiced once a year and have very limited contact with their energy, water or heat provider. Business customers are usually invoiced on a more regular basis, but most only receive basic information.
Traditionally, the primary role of utility metering has been to accurately measure usage of electricity, gas, water and heat. Until now this usage data has been - with some exceptions - manually collected by the utilities. Consequently utilities have a lack of quality data on the consumption of their customers. This limits the frequency and accuracy of consumers’ bills, and their ability to engage with customers.
But the metering market is currently undergoing considerable change, and as smarter metering systems become available, they are being viewed as the future for utility metering, providing significant benefits for utilities and customers.
The Smart Idea:
- to inform consumers about their actual energy consumption and costs and related carbon emissions
- to develop customers’ capacity to make smart choices about energy use
- to provide utilities with first-class data on energy and water consumption enabling them to realise relevant cost savings while encouraging a more rational use of energy and water.
Located in Brussels, the Industry Group will give advice and provide its expertise to key stakeholders and actors, such as the European Union institutions, EU Member States governments and authorities, regulators, consumers and utilities on all aspects related to Smart Metering.