Germany utility, E.ON received a certificate from the Federal Office for Information Security to take care of smart meter operation, configuration and data processing.In a press statement, E.ON said it secured an approval from the Federal Office for Information Security to take care of smart meter operation, configuration and data processing as a smart meter gateway administrator.
The certificate confirms that E.ON’s Information Security Management System complies with the Technical Guideline 03109-6 of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) as well as ISO 27001 and meets the high security standards specified by the legislator for gateway administration.
[quote] The certificate allows E.ON to offer all IT services related to the installation and operation of smart meters not only to its own network operators but also to municipal utilities.
Paul-Vincent Abs, Managing Director of E.ON Metering GmbH, said: "Setting up your own certified system is time-consuming and costly.
"This is where we can support municipal utilities with our service."
Smart meters, energy trading and billing
E.ON is planning to use smart meters to develop new business models under efforts to improve its customer service and digitise its distribution network. [Germany moving ahead with smart meter rollout plans].
Meanwhile, German utilities holding firm Entega AG announced its partnership with smart grid solutions firm Hitachi to help utilities optimise their services leveraging automated energy trading.
The partnership aims to help utility firms optimise their revenue generation and customer services through management and increased integration of distributed energy and renewable energy resources with grid networks.
Under the six-month partnership, Hitachi will be assisted by Citiworks AG to further develop its solution for real-time control of energy and heat generation systems. CitiWorks AG is an energy trading and energy service company for the German energy market.
Hitachi will combine its experience in the development of data analytics, trade optimisation, machine learning, and energy generation and distribution systems with CitiWorks' experience in helping utilities optimise their operations through the use of automated algorithmic energy trading.
CitiWorks will deploy the developed software in Entega AG's grid systems. CitiWorks AG will also be responsible for the marketing of the new software in the global smart grid market.
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