ESMIG welcomes the European Commission’s ambition to support European technology and the manufacturing ecosystem to align European industry policy with the EU Green Deal targets. Smart meters and advanced metering infrastructures play an essential role for smart grids and offer tangible benefits for energy efficiency, savings and empower consumers.
We understand that grid technologies will likely be covered in the draft Net Zero Industry Act proposal. As such, ESMIG calls for the inclusion of smart meters as part of grid technologies in the Net Zero Industry Act. This will support the maintenance of Europe’s leadership in this industry, which is exposed to unfair competition from third countries, and enhance Europe’s strategic autonomy and ability to reach decarbonization objectives cost-effectively.