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Source: Federal Office for Information Security Fourth smart meter gateway certified, first re-certification completed

Location Bonn Date November 12, 2020 The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has updated and published the market analysis in accordance with the law on metering point operation and data communication in intelligent energy networks (MsbG). The market analysis according to § 30 MsbG records the status of the implementation of the BSI standards as well as the legal requirements for the value chain measuring device, smart meter gateway (SMGW), gateway administrator and backend systems in the market as of October 30, 2020 Market analysis of February 3, 2020, the BSI had shown that the mandatory rollout of intelligent metering systems in the field of smart metering can begin and that the approval in this area of ​​application has been granted by determining the technical possibility (“market declaration”). The BSI has now updated its market analysis again. Compared to the last publication, the following changes have arisen: With Theben AG, the fourth manufacturer has successfully completed the certification of its SMGW. This means that a total of four independent manufacturers now offer smart meter gateways on the market. On October 30, 2020, PPC AG successfully re-certified its SMGW and was the first manufacturer to offer additional tariff applications (TAF 9, 10 and 14) The BSI explains that the prerequisites for the connection of “SLP gas meters” to the smart meter gateway are met. The number of SMGW administration systems approved under calibration law has been expanded for all certified SMGW. “With the first smart meter Meter gateway from PPC AG, which can provide network status data and feed-in values, another milestone in the digitization of the energy transition has been reached. With the help of intelligent measuring systems, electricity network operators now receive important information about the current load on their network and can thus identify and prevent possible bottlenecks in good time. The information also helps to make the expansion of the power grid efficient and cost-effective. The devices continue to guarantee information security at a high level, ”explains BSI President Arne Schönbohm. Since the technical possibility was ascertained, the responsible metering point operators have been obliged to equip electricity customers with an annual consumption of 6,000 kWh to a maximum of 100,000 kWh with an intelligent metering system. The BSI will comment on the equipment obligations of decentralized generation systems (so-called EEG and KWKG systems) and flexible consumers (“controllable consumption devices” according to Section 14a of the Energy Industry Act) in the course of the regular update of the market analysis at the end of January 2021. Here are u. a. The BSI provides comprehensive and easily understandable information for consumers who would like to find out more about the digitization of the energy transition and the topic of smart meter gateways, which are currently in the parliamentary process available on BSI for citizens. In addition to the FAQs on the subject of smart meter gateways, an explanatory film has recently been made available there, which takes up the questions and answers and explains the context in detail. Detailed technical information on the subject of smart metering is also available on the BSI website. Press contact: Federal Office for Information Security, PO Box 20036353133 Bonn, Phone: +49 228 99 9582-5777, Fax: +49 228 99 9582-5455E, Mail:


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