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Meter operation

Smart meters

Smart meters explained briefly

Modern measuring equipment

Moderne Messeinrichtung

A modern measuring equipment is a digital electricity meter. In addition to the current meter reading, this also shows the consumption by days, months and years for the last 24 months.
These data remain in the meter and are not transmitted to the network operator or a third party.
Digital electricity meters do not send and receive data. When a tenant changes, the data recorded in the meter can be deleted.

The meter reading of the modern measuring system is once again read once a year by Stadtwerke Landshut or the customers themselves.

By the way: The electricity consumption of the meter is not measured, so you do not have to pay this as a customer.

Intelligent measuring system

Intelligentes Messsystem

One intelligent measuring system ("Smart Meter") consists of a modern measuring system and a communication unit and will become mandatory for all electricity customers with a consumption of more than 6,000 kilowatt hours from 2020 onwards. The additional communication unit is also called Smart Meter Gateway. This receives the data from the digital electricity meter and forwards it encrypted to authorized market participants, for example to the electricity supplier or network operator.

The data transmission is strictly based on the technical rules of the Federal Office for Information Security in Information Technology (BSI) and the requirements of the legislator. The Smart Meter Gateway can also receive data. The utilities and network operators receive a daily log that breaks down the consumption or feed-in of the respective previous day into 15-minute intervals. Customers can access their own consumption via an online portal.

Frequently Asked Questions & Information (FAQ)

What is a meter operator?

These are the companies that install, operate and maintain electricity meters. The measuring point operator can, but does not have to be, identical to the electricity supplier or grid operator and can be freely chosen by anyone. The measuring point operator is indicated on the electricity bill. Legislators are obliged to implement the installation of the new equipment. In Landshut, these are Stadtwerke Landshut.

In our brochure "Digitization of the Energiewende" you will find further information and answers to the most frequently asked questions about smart meters.

Digitization of the energy transition

What is the background of the installation of digital electricity meters?

By 2032, all households will be equipped with a digital electricity meter. By installing these state-of-the-art measuring systems or smart meters, we informed our customers in our measuring station area in September 2018 for the first time comprehensively about a report in our customer magazine.

How can I save energy?

You can find our helpful energy saving tips in the area energy services.

Meter access to electricity and natural gas

Meter operator framework agreements

The measuring point operator framework agreement regulates the rights and obligations to carry out metering point operation at the measuring points of final consumers in the electricity and / or gas sector by a metering point operator commissioned by the connection user in the network area of the network operator Stadtwerke Landshut.

Measuring point contract for final consumers and plant operators

The metering point contract for final consumers and plant operators regulates the rights and obligations of contracting parties as well as the settlement modalities for metering point operation between Stadtwerke Landshut and the final consumers for which their supplier no longer fulfills these functions.

Minimum technical requirements for current measuring equipment
Read the law on measuring point operation