Responsible meter operator

According to the Measurement Point Operations Act (MsbG), meter operation is the responsibility of the primary meter operating company for the location, unless otherwise agreed. We, ourselves, are the primary meter operators for Stromnetz Berlin's distribution network area.

Meter operation includes installing, operating and servicing the metering devices and metering systems, developing and ensuring that the metering of energy which is consumed or that which is taken from or fed into the grid, including the processing of measured values and data transmission, is in compliance with calibration law.

According to the Measurement Point Operations Act (MsbG), only modern metering devices or intelligent metering systems are to be installed once they become technically available, presumably from 2018 onwards.

With the availability of a modern metering device or an intelligent metering system, the metering charges will be billed to the end users' energy suppliers or to the end users themselves. The energy supplier has the right to choose whether or not to bill the meter operation. If the energy supplier does not assume the metering charges, a measurement point agreement shall be established with the end user by law, and the metering charges shall be billed to the end user.

According to §9 of the Measurement Point Operations Act (MsbG), a contractual arrangement is required for the execution of the measurement point operation.