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    Smart metering and smart grids would not be developed in Europe without good reason. Here are the three main ways in which smart metering and grids can benefit you and your community.
    See more on 'My benefits'

    This website provides a general overview of what smart meters and smart grids are and what they can do for you, but there are differences in the way smart metering and smart grids are being developed in each country and region.
    See more on 'My country'

    Three benefits for the consumers directly:

    Reliable energy when you need it the most
    → Manage your energy consumption and bills
    → Make a more sustainable future environment

    Our changing energy system makes continuous energy supply more challenging than in the past. Smartening our grids is a way to ensure your lights stay on!

    Discover the website ''

    • Joint leaflet 'Primary Energy Conversion Factor' AIE|EUEW|EUHA|NHO

      Discrimination of electricity in the EU’s energy and climate legislation led to a joint leaflet with recommendations for the use of the Primary Conversion factor for the European Commission was edited in cooperation with NHO (confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, EUEW (The European Union of Electrical Wholesalers), EUHA (Electric Underfloor Heating Alliance) and AIE (European Association of electrical contractors.).

      The EU has established targets for the climate and energy policy. The targets have been followed up by a comprehensive regulatory framework. However the harmonised EU regulation discriminates the use of electricity in the end-user market. In this brochure, we examine how the EU’s use of conversion factors for electricity has in fact worked against its intended purpose.The leaflet explains thoroughly why this discrimination of electricity in the EU’s energy and climate legislation prevents the realisation of a low-carbon society. .

      In a nutshell:

      → Increased greenhouse gas emissions: since Ecodesign requirements stimulate end-users to select products powered by fossil energy and risk locking in future dependence on fossil energy, making it more difficult and more expensive to realise the long-term climate objectives
      → In conflict with consumer interests:
      Today’s Energy labelling scheme motivates consumers to purchase products that run on fossil energy instead of electricity.
      On the path to a low-carbon economy 2050 we cannot discriminate electricity: By applying primary conversion factors for electricity based on historic ways of producing electricity, the EU is not consistent with its energy policy and strategy.In this EU low carbon road map 2050 – The power sector will be decarbonised – and electricity will be the main energy carrier – why then discriminate electricity?
      →Challenges security of supply: in the Energy Efficiency Directive, the EU sets requirements for both national targets and action plans for increased energy efficiency. Unfortunately, the primary conversion factor for electricity is applied in these requirements too…resulting in the fact that the member states can only meet the energy efficiency targets by encouraging end-users to choose products powered by fossil fuels instead of electrical products.

      The 4 associations therefore gave the following recommendations: The EU must avoid the discrimination of electricity and cautiously reconsider the use of conversion factors in all regulatory legislation addressing the end-user markets. This includes the Energy Efficiency Directive, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and Regulations to the Ecodesign Directive and Energy Labelling Directive.
      Electricity is not a cause of the climate challenges but is an important part of the solution!
      View this brochure at 'AIE Digital Library'

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