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The roll-out of smart metering and smart grids across most of Europe is a significant project, but for our society to feel the full benefits, it is important that you, the consumer, understands what it is all about.

The problem is that information on this subject can be quite technical, and difficult to find. This is why we decided to create an online space that would make it easier to access helpful materials and information on what is happening on at European level, but also in your country.

Local electricity grid operators, or distribution system operators (DSOs) as they are more commonly referred to, are the companies in charge of rolling out and operating smart metering in most European countries, and of managing energy networks in the most efficient way.

EDSO for Smart Grids gathers leading European distribution system operators (DSOs) for electricity, cooperating to ensure the reliability of Europe’s electricity supply for consumers and, in the process, enabling them to take a more active part in our energy system. How? By bringing smart grids from vision to reality. EDSO is the key-interface between Europe’s DSOs and the European institutions, promoting the development and large-scale testing of smart grid models and technologies in real-life situations, new market designs.

EDSO is focused on guiding EU research, development and demonstration (RD&D), policy and national energy regulation to support this development.

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Smart metering roll-outs would not be possible without these innovative pieces of technology, the smart meters, nor an understanding of consumer's needs and behaviours.

The European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) is the European industry association that provides knowledge and expertise on Smart Metering and energy-related consumer services within the Smart Grid area at a European level. ESMIG covers all aspects of multi-commodity metering and consumer energy management.

Member companies cover the entire value chain from meter manufacturing, software development, installation and consulting to communication services, home energy management products/services and system integration.

By giving support to European Union institutions, member states, national organisations and standardisation organisations, the industry group aims to assist in the development of national and European wide introduction, roll-out and management of Smart Metering solutions and technologies related to energy management.

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