Intelligent measuring system
An intelligent measuring system is a modern metering device that is connected to a communication unit (smart meter gateway).
The measuring data, e.g. electricity consumption, capacity or supplied energy, can be read remotely via the communication unit. We will provide the collected data to you via an online portal, so that you can view and use all information about your consumption patterns or rate of electricity generation as required. You can access the online portal to compare your electricity consumption rates from different time periods, for example.
The data that has been read remotely is also made available to all relevant market partners. As your responsible meter operator and distribution system operator, we shall receive this data, as will your energy provider. Other authorised market partners may also receive the data.
In future, the intelligent measuring system will make it possible to control an installation via an interruptible consumption unit in accordance with § 14a EnWG or a generation plant.
Questions and further information
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about intelligent measuring systems and for further information. Please contact us.
Who is eligible to receive an intelligent measuring system?
|Expected to be provided from|
|Electricity consumption rate from 6,000 kWh up to 10,000 kWh per year||2020 and technical availability within eight years|
|Electricity consumption rate from 10,000 kWh up to 100,000 kWh per year||2018 and technical availability within eight years|
|Electricity consumption from 100,000 kWh per year||2018 and technical availability|
|Operation of a generation plant with an installed capacity of 7 kW to 100 kW||2018 and technical availability within eight years|
|Operation of a generation plant with an installed capacity from 100 kW||2018 and technical availability within eight years|
|Operation of a consumption unit in accordance with § 14a EnWG||2018 and technical availability within eight years|
Advantages of the technology
An intelligent measuring system continuously registers electricity consumption and electrical output. The data is read remotely on a regular basis and is then stored. You can access this information via an online portal using your personalised access code. The features of the online portal enable you to increase transparency with regard to your electricity consumption in comparison to conventional meters, thereby allowing you to alter your consumption patterns and save money in the process.
Other metering devices, e.g. for gas or heat, can be integrated into the intelligent measuring system, with regular remote readings of all energy types creating even more transparency.
Having an intelligent measuring system enables you, in future, to take advantage of load-variable tariffs offered by an energy provider alongside the usual time-variable tariffs.
Data access and protection
For intelligent measuring systems, the Measurement Point Operations Act (MsbG) bindingly sets out protection profiles and technical guidelines on guaranteeing data protection, data security and interoperability. This is intended to guarantee a uniform level of security which is extremely high.
The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is primarily responsible for the creation of these protection profiles and guidelines. Certified systems are those that carry the BSI seal. BSI is also responsible for the ongoing development of the protection profiles. We exclusively use certified intelligent measuring systems.
Availability of the technology on the market
Our current plan states that the technology will be available as of 2018. When the technology is available on the market, we will start to replace the meters. The rollout of the intelligent measuring systems in our network territory has to be completed by 2032.
Replacing the technology
We will inform you in good time by letter about the replacement of your meter and the appointment for replacing your current meter with a modern metering device.
|Modern metering device||Intelligent measuring system|
|Display of meter reading and consumption||in display||via an online portal with personal access|
|Can be read remotely||No||Yes|
|Can be controlled remotely||No||Yes|
|Data storage||Meter readings for 24 months||from integration into communication network|
|Protection of data||PIN input on meter||Protection profiles and guidelines for data transfer in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)|
|Illustration of time-variable or load-variable tariffs||No||Yes|