ESMIG's Summit "Are we going to meet the EU targets by 2020?" in Brussels

EEF Member ESMIG is organising a high level conference to engage a discussion on the EU smart meters roll-out according to 2020 targets. Dominique Ristori, new Director General of DG Energy, will be the guest speaker at this event will take place on 5 March in Brussels.

The European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) estimates that so far "€6 billion has been invested in 300 Smart Meter projects across Europe" but the EU would need "€50 billion for 250 million Smart Meters by 2020" and "€480 billion to upgrade the rest of the grid system by 2030".

In this context, the meeting that will take place in March aims to offer a floor for discussion on short and long-term strategies to overcome the barriers in the roll out of Smart Meters in Europe. Mr. Ristori will share Europe’s energy outlook and engage in a discussion on potential solutions from a regulatory and industry perspective. In the afternoon, a set of recommendations will be drafted and co-signed by all executives.

The recommendations will be presented to the European Council of Energy Ministers, the new Members of the European Parliament as well as the European Commission and will also help to define ESMIG’s future strategy.

The event will be held at the Mercedes House of Place du Gran Sablon, in the center of Brussels, from 14:00 to 22:00.

For more information, you can download the draft agenta of the summit or visit the web page of the event.

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The European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) is the European industry association that provides knowledge and expertise on Smart Metering and related communications at a European level.

ESMIG's members are the leading companies in the European Smart Metering Market: meter manufacturers, IT companies, communications product and service providers, home energy management product and service providers and system integrators. ESMIG covers all aspects of Smart Metering and related services, including electricity, gas, water and heat measurement.