Smart meters

Smart meters

Electricity meters are necessary to measure consumption and they are an essential element in the electricity distribution system.

They allow a better regulation of electricity use, making it possible to detect how much electricity is being used at a given point in time. In addition to this, new generation smart meters provide a wide range of additional information on when and how electricity is being consumed in the system, also allowing for the storage of such data. These smart meters are becoming more and more common in ordinary people's homes.

They therefore represent a key element of smart grids, which create benefits for both producers and consumers, mainly by maximizing the efficiency of the electricity distribution and helping the integration of renewable energy sources.

On the left you have a 'traditional' electro-mechanical meter, on the right a new generation one.