ESMIG, the European Association of Smart Energy Solution Providers, and DLMS User Association, a leading voice internationally in interoperable and secure data exchange for strategic energy and water management have formally established cooperation through signing a liaison agreement.
This liaison agreement confirms their mutual interest to explore potential areas of collaboration and cooperation in multi-utility metering and alignment on future regulatory and standardization activities. The collaboration aims to examine and enable new opportunities and services related to energy consumption, costs, and energy efficiency.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- promoting common visions, strategies, and solutions towards regulators and EU bodies
- supporting the definition and maintenance of EU directives and regulations relevant for both parties
- developing the ‘’Next Generation Smart Meter’’ architecture
’’One of ESMIG’s key activities concerns the interoperability of products provided by its members. We are active in several groups on EU level to create interoperable solutions with a focus on consumer applications. Working together with DLMS User Association will greatly support our work on the roadmap for the next generation of smart meters that will drive the energy transition, enable demand side flexibility, boost consumer engagement, and support new grid services.’’ stated Willem Strabbing, Technical Director at ESMIG.
“DLMS UA is excited to establish this liaison agreement as it will give our members a much stronger voice to address the technological and industrial disruption the energy market is facing due to digitalization and the energy transition” added Sergio Lazzarotto, President and Executive Director, DLMS User Association. “This collaboration will allow us to be proactive in innovating through standardization, bringing digital convenience to the consumer, while guaranteeing security and privacy of data. We firmly believe that together with ESMIG, we will be in a stronger position to support regulatory and legislative bodies in lifting the barriers for data availability and access that will ultimately contribute to guaranteeing energy access to all Europeans and achieving the 2050 objective of a climate-neutral EU” continued Mr. Lazzarotto.
Though undertaking these activities, the goal is to create and promote a common set of use cases and their respective standardisation, by DLMS User Association, for international publication and adoption, while guaranteeing the highest level of device interoperability.