Benchmarking smart metering deployment in the EU-27 with a focus on electricity

Smart meters are essential for consumers; they allow an accurate billing through the communication between the electricity meters recording the actual consumption and the monitoring utility. They may also facilitate the provision of additional services to consumers.
EU Member States have already committed to roll-out close to 200 million smart meters for electricity and 45 million for gas by 2020. From the analysis of current national roll-out plans, the JRC together with the Directorate General for Energy have estimated that almost 72% of European consumers will have a smart meter for electricity. Also a detailed analysis of each country's roll-out plans, complementing it with cross-country metrics and indicators was provided.