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ESMIG leads the debate at Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2012


09 Oct 2012



ESMIG and 31 member companies to promote smart metering revolution at Amsterdam expo

Brussels – 09 October 2012 ESMIG, the European Smart Metering Industry Group, along with dozens of its member companies are appearing at Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2012, which opens at the RAI Center, Amsterdam, between 9-11 October 2012. ESMIG will be exhibiting on stand F24 as well as participating in a range of promotional and consultative events, and is inviting interested parties to come and meet its team.

Key ESMIG representatives will deliver the Group’s core messages and the results of its latest research project with energy think-tank VaasaETT, and its new White Papers defining security requirements for smart metering and a strategy for achieving successful demand-response. ESMIG’s International Alliances Director, Dr. Howard Porter says, “ESMIG’s focus will be on demand-side integration. Demand response and dynamic pricing are two approaches that can lead to significant energy savings and lower bills.” ESMIG is in a unique position to combine the telecoms and energy worlds by offering integrated products and services to the consumer.

Considering the rapid developments in smart metering and the growing international trend towards smarter energy management, Metering, Billing/CRM Europe will this year be run simultaneously with two complementary events: Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe and Smart Homes. Metering Europe director Aida Mezit comments, “The traditional, centralised energy sector is experiencing a seismic shift in the way electricity is produced, managed and consumed. We are expecting that 6500 utility professionals will gather for our annual event, which has become Europe’s largest such industry conference and exhibition.”

ESMIG members attending

The following members of ESMIG will be exhibiting at MB/CRM: ABB, Accenture, Cinterion, Cisco, Diehl Metering, Deutsche Telekom, Echelon, Elgama-Elektronika, Elster, EMH Metering, Görlitz, Iskraemeco, Itron, Kamstrup, Kisters, Landis+Gyr, Navetas, Oracle, Prolan, RTX, Sagemcom, SAP, Secure, Sensus, Siemens, Sierra Wireless, Telit Wireless Solutions, Toshiba, Vodafone, and ZIV.

ESMIG presentations

  • Tuesday 9 October, 14.00-17.00: ICT/Data Management, “Towards agile networks: Integrating communication and data infrastructure”, panel debate with Maher Chebbo, Vice-President.
  • Wednesday 10 October, 09.00-09.20: Smart retail & Consumer, “Consumer benefits of smart metering – results of the Empower Demand study, phase II”, presented by Howard Porter, International Alliances Director.
  • Wednesday 10 October, 09.00-12.30: ICT/Data Management, “Achieving a future proof ICT (defining communication standards and integrating fragmented markets)”, chaired by Frank Hyldmar, President.
  • Thursday 11 October, 11.00-11.20: ICT/Data Management, “Defining security requirements from smart grid/smart metering use cases” presented by Willem Strabbing, Managing Director. 


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 and system integrators. ESMIG covers all aspects of Smart Metering, including electricity, gas, water and heat measurement. Member companies cover the entire value chain from meter manufacturing, software, installation and consulting to communications and system integration. By giving support to European Union Institutions, Member States and Standardisation Organisations, the industry group aims to assist in the development of national and European-wide introduction, roll-out and management of Smart Metering solutions.

ESMIG is an Official Associate of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign: