Enel Distribuzione SpA and Endesa Distribución SA, took a major step forward in the implementation of global smart meter solutions with the constitution of an international non-profit association METERS AND MORE based in Brussels under Belgian legislation.
The Association operates and promotes the new generation communication protocol METERS AND MORE and is open to third parties: since its constitution, over 40 new companies have already joined the Association.
METERS AND MORE protocol is implemented on the electronic meters that Endesa started to install to its 13 million customers in Spain.
METERS AND MORE Association benefits from the experience of Enel’s Telegestore, the unique AMI solution in operation worldwide for over 40 million customers.
The protocol enables bidirectional data transfer between smart meters and central billing
systems in an Advanced Smart Metering environment. The METERS AND MORE initiative
is a concrete step aimed at implementing the EU Commission Mandate 441 to provide
standard pan-European Smart Metering solutions.
The Association will further develop the protocol specifications, certify compliance of the
new equipment with such specifications and promote the protocol’s application
throughout Europe. Membership of METERS AND MORE is open to other industry
players, leading research institutes and universities, that will be able to access and
further develop the protocol, hence supporting the standardisation of Smart Metering communication solutions across the continent.
Enel’s “Telegestore” is the unique AMI solution in operation worldwide over 40 millions customers. METERS AND MORE will be applied to the new generation of smart meters that Endesa will install at its 13 million Spanish customers.