DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability to sponsor Smart Metering Conference
The UK government has taken responsibility for managing the implementation of a national smart metering program. To question and advise on the ways in which the smart meter revolution can become a reality, the Institution of Engineering and Technology is organizing its Annual Smart Metering Conference in London on April 17 and 18. DNV KEMA is sponsoring this event and will be present with a booth to talk to visitors about any smart-meter-related challenges.
In 2010 the UK Government announced a national smart meter roll out whereby 53 million electricity and gas meters are to be replaced by 2019. Smart meters will provide consumers with real-time information about their energy consumption and ultimately form a key component of the smart grid. The UK Government is working with the industry to develop the technical and commercial requirements to ensure smart meters are delivered efficiently. According to UK Energy minister, Charles Hendry, “Ensuring a secure energy supply, moving to a low-carbon economy and keeping prices affordable are the key challenges that drive our energy and environmental policies. That is why the full rollout of smart meters to homes and businesses is a fundamental part of our program for government."
Given the number of metering and supply companies competing in the UK energy sector, one of the main challenges is the interoperability of smart metering equipment. Suppliers will also be required to roll out meters that meet the requirements of the Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specification (SMETS).
DNV KEMA's Role
DNV KEMA has participated in smart metering rollouts in Europe, the United States, and Asia. We monitor smart metering policy developments in the UK and advice on smart metering architectures and technology solutions to many industry participants. We also have extensive testing and certification facilities as well as tools and training program available for the communication standard DLMS/COSEM. Therefore, we have decided to sponsor the leading Annual IET Smart Metering Conference 2012.
During the conference, our DNV KEMA experts will be there to talk about any smart meter related challenges the industry or governmental bodies may be facing. We welcome you to come and share your concerns about the smart metering program and to learn how we could assist you. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org