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The law on the operation of metering points and data communication in intelligent energy grids (Measurement Point Operations Act – MsbG) contains provisions on the outfitting of metering points for the grid-based supply of energy with modern metering devices and intelligent measuring systems. Responsible meter operators must publish the following information at the latest six months prior to the start of the rollout in accordance with § 37 (1) MsbG:
a) If this is technically feasible under § 30 MsbG and economically justifiable under § 31 MsbG, responsible meter operators must equip measuring sites at fixed metering points with intelligent measuring systems as follows:
The responsible meter operator is deemed to have satisfied these obligations if it equips at least 95 per cent of the relevant measuring sites as stipulated.
b) If this is technically feasible under § 30 MsbG and economically justifiable under § 31 MsbG, responsible meter operators may also – as an option – equip measuring sites at fixed metering points
with intelligent measuring systems.
c) If, according to the specifications of the MsbG, the equipping of a measuring site with intelligent measuring systems is not provided, and if this is economically justifiable under § 32 MsbG, responsible meter operators must equip measuring sites at fixed metering points with modern metering devices for final consumers and plant operators. By 2032, the metering device must be fitted in new buildings and buildings subject to major renovations as defined in Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 19 May 2010 regarding the energy performance of buildings (OJ L 153 dated 18 June 2010, page 13) by the time the building is completed.
d) Based on the current situation, the following quantities of the obligations set out in § 29 MsbG are involved:
The operation of the meter within the scope specified in § 3 MsbG is included as a standard service as part of equipping the measuring sites according to §§ 29 to 32 MsbG. In terms of equipping measuring sites with intelligent measuring systems, implementation includes, in particular,
Additional services are services that go beyond the standard services in § 35 (1) MsbG. Stromnetz Berlin GmbH will offer the following additional services to start with:
The fees for the operation of modern metering devices, intelligent measuring systems and for the additional services offered are listed in the price sheet published on the Stromnetz Berlin GmbH website at responsible meter operator.
According to § 37 Abs. 2 MsbG we point out that the metering operation according to § 5 MsbG can be carried out by a third party at the request of the affected connection user instead of the responsible meter operator, if by this a perfect metering operation within the meaning of § 3 Abs. 2 MsbG is guaranteed.
From 1 January 2021, according to § 6 MsbG, the customer can instead of the connection user select a metering operator if he offers to equip all metering points of the property for electricity with intelligent measuring systems, in addition to the metering operation of the division electricity at least one additional metering operation to bundle gas, district heating or heating heat via the smart meter gateway and to carry out the bundled metering operation for each affected connection user of the property without additional costs in comparison to the sum of the costs for the previous separate metering operation.