Denmark and Germany’s Stand on Smart Meter Rollout

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4Q 2013 | IN-1017297

 

Denmark Plans to Install Smart Meters in Every Home by 2020

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The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building proposed to pass an executive order requiring energy companies to install smart meters in every home by 2020. On the other hand, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology report commissioned by Ernst & Young rejected the mandatory smart meter installation requirement set by the EU in its cost-benefit analysis.

Market Driven versus Policy Driven Smart Meter Initiatives

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Danish Smart meter deployments as of 1Q 2013 have covered almost 60% of 2.7 million Danish households. This includes market driven initiatives by energy companies to change legacy electricity meters to smart meters. SEAS-NVE, one of Denmark’s largest consumer owned energy companies...

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