CEN, CENELEC and ETSI reports on smart grid standards development

The three European Standards Organisations (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) have published reports in conjunction with the European Conference on Smart Grid Standardization Achievements on 28 January 2013 at which they presented the latest results of their joint work on development of smart grid and smart meter standards. Read more of this post

France releases data protection recommendations for Smart Meters under the direct control of customers

The French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) has issued initial recommendations to regulate the use and deployment of smart meters following a two year review on this issue. Smart meters will start being deployed across France in 2013 and by 2020 should be installed in approximately 35 million homes. Read more of this post

2030 Decarbonisation Target and Smart Grids

The decision by the Government to postpone the announcement of the 2030 decarbonisation target has become a contentious aspect of the proposed Energy Bill.  The decision has been deferred until the Energy and Climate Change Committee have reviewed the 5th Carbon budget in 2016. Read more of this post

Reminder: Responses to European Commission consultation on forthcoming ‘Communication on energy technologies and innovation’ due by 15 March 2013

Interested parties have less than two months remaining to submit their responses to the European Commission consultation on the ‘Communication on energy technologies and innovation’. Read more of this post