On the 26th of November, Franka visited the Energy Turnaround Congress 2018 of the German Energy Agency (dena), where discussion included strategies and solutions for a new attitude towards the energy industry.
Franka participated in a panel discussion on “Bottom-up energy system transformation: Questions included: “What contribution can start-ups make to the energy system of the future?”, “What are the reasons why innovative business models fail despite pressure to innovate?”, and “Do we need different framework conditions here?”
Franka referred to a regulatory hurdle that creates obstacles to innovation not only in the energy sector, but also in the housing industry, namely the technical guideline TR-03109-1 of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) on the Smart Meter Gateway. This leads to ambiguities, for example regarding a possible change in the limit values for an installation obligation. In general, more clarity from the BSI is desirable.
Additionally, METR indicates that the housing industry is not obliged to install smart meter gateways. Smart Meter Gateways were designed primarily to ensure a stable Smart Grid.
METR’s multi-protocol gateways are highly tailored to the needs of the housing industry for the development of digital applications in the field of smart building.
© Picture: German Energy Agency (dena)