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Smart Grids and Smart Meters in Germany

Smart Grids and Smart Meters in Germany

Smart Grids and Smart Meters in Germany


On 9 May 2011, the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) reported on Germany's plans to further invest and expand upon smart grid technology and infrastructure. This requires smart demand management, or the roll-out of smart meters. Economist and Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, Max Grünig was interviewed on the issue of smart grids and smart meters in Germany and comments on the problems of privacy smart metering brings about and the related social resistance to the rollout of smart meters.

However, he notes, smart metering is direly needed to be able to manage an increasing share of renewable energy in the grid.

Keywords: Energy, Germany, Smart Grids, BNA, Smart Meters, Renewable Energy

Citation: Bhatti, Jabeen (2011): German Plans for Smart Grid Expansion Bump Up Against Privacy, Security Concerns, in: International Environment Reporter, 10 May 2011
Author: Jabeen Bhatti
Year: 2011
Published in: International Environment Reporter
Language: English
Publisher: Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)
Place (of publisher): Arlington, VA, USA
Reference type: online article
Date: 10 May 2011