E.ON is the first energy supplier in Germany to have installed 20,000 intelligent metering systems (so-called ”smart meters”).
With the new smart meters, customers have access to a precise, graphically depicted breakdown of their power consumption and cost controls and thus avoid the sometimes bothersome task of reading meters.
In future, smart meters will also be used to record feed-in from solar panels or other systems and to make this information available to market partners such as suppliers, network operators and direct sellers in real time.
On top of this, if required, an E.ON smart meter can recognize how much energy is used by which groups of devices and can thus identify savings potential.
The intelligent metering system will gradually replace the analogue, so-called ‘Ferraris meters’.
Germany lags behind in a European comparison
In Sweden, where E.ON organized the first wave of roll-outs between 2004 and 2009, one million smart meters have already been installed, with 1,000 – 1,200 devices being added every day until the end of 2024.
In the UK, E.ON has already carried out 2.5 million smart meter installations.
The German smart meter roll-out plan states that every meter must have an intelligent or at least a digital interface by 2032.