The European Commission estimates that the EU is on course to achieve only half of the 20% objective and as a result the EU needs to act now to get on track to achieve its target!
On 8 March 2011, the European Commission has adopted the Communication "Energy Efficiency Plan 2011".
According to the Energy Efficiency Plan, the implementation of smart meters and tougher power consumption rules will play key roles in achieving 2020 targets:
- Improvements to the energy performance of devices used by consumers – such as appliances and smart meters – should play a greater role in monitoring or optimizing their energy consumption, allowing for possible cost savings
- Smart grids and smart meters will serve as a backbone for smart appliances, adding to the energy savings obtained by buying more energy efficient appliances
- Delivering on this potential requires appropriate standards for meters and appliances, and obligations for suppliers to provide consumers with appropriate information (e.g. clear billing) about their energy consumption including access to advice on how to make their consumption less energy intensive and thus reduce their costs. To this end, the Commission will propose adequate measures to ensure that technological innovation, including the roll-out of smart grids and smart meters fulfils this function
The European Commission’s Director General Energy DG, Philip Lowe has confirmed to deliver a keynote address during the 13th Metering, Billing/CRM Europe conference on October 4-6 in Amsterdam, sharing his view on smart metering developments in future EU energy policy strategies.
This is your chance to connect with him on a personal level and get the answers to those questions you encounter on a daily basis!
Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2011 is pioneering in informing you about the latest industry trends and offers all participants the unique opportunity to:
- Interact with 4000+ experts in your field who share many of your same challenges and goals
- Expand your knowledge base using the wide range of international case studies presented by utilities leading the way in Europe and around the globe
- Source partners among 175+ preferred suppliers to help further develop your business strategies at the world’s largest and most innovative exhibition for the utility industry
We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!
PS. Our 13 years of experience in the metering field gives us direct access to the highest level of industry experts. Therefore Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2011 delivers more utility perspectives than any other conference in the world!