The annual leading trade fair of the European energy industry, the E-world energy & water, took place in Essen from 11 to 13 February 2020. The SENERGY team was also there to gain an overview of current trends and solutions in the industry and to inform about their own project.
One of the main topics of the trade fair this year was the Smart Meter Gateway. This is a central communication unit that is responsible for the secure storage and transmission of energy consumption data in buildings. Since January of this year, three smart meter gateways from different manufacturers, certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), are available on the market. This was defined as a mandatory requirement for a far-reaching smart meter rollout a few years ago.
The SENERGY team was able to get a first-hand impression of the technology and how it works at the BSI’s trade fair booth and discussed future topics with the employees responsible there.