New NES report explores COVID-19 impacts on the smart energy transition


Networked Energy Services Corporation has completed its industry survey related to the impact of COVID-19 on smart metering and smart grid projects.

The report Smart Metering and the Smart Energy Transition in the New Normal has found that the impacts of COVID-19 have been both positive and negative on the smart energy transition, with the balance being towards the positive.

The report, which is available at, summaries the results of a dedicated survey and presents a perspective on how smart grid and smart metering solution providers can help the energy industry and consumers to mitigate the risks and ameliorate the impacts of similar pandemics in the future.

Ben Gardner, the president of market intelligence firm Northeast Group, said: “Utilities (and hopefully regulators) are now seeing first-hand the importance of smart metering deployments as the pandemic and ensuing lockdown reinforce the need for improved automation and resiliency.”

David Thomson, the CEO of NES, said the health and well-being of our customers, partners, employees, and communities is our top priority. “We decided to conduct this investigation to determine how we can better support DSOs, and the report identified many interesting benefits that became even more valuable during the current pandemic situation. While we hope that the situation ends quickly, NES has a portfolio of solutions to help DSOs manage the New Normal and prepare for the possibility of future pandemics.”

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