Highlights from European Utility Week 2018

European Utility Week draws every year the key players in the smart energy ecosystem for three days of exhibition, meetings and strategic programme.

ESMIG is a key partner of this event, hosting our members in the ESMIG Area, exhibiting our latest news in the ESMIG Pavilion and actively shaping and participating in the conference and hub programme.

Here are the key news from our 3 days in Vienna.

Interoperable, multi-vendor smart meter and smart home demo at the ESMIG Pavilion - ESMIG and its members showcased the possibilities of using meter data by putting together an interoperable, multi-vendor smart meter infrastructure that not only enables collection of billing data but also facilitates smart meter based grid management and provision of real-time data for consumer focused applications - read more


Celebrating 10 Years of ESMIG where it all started - In 2008, five meter manufacturers created ESMIG and it all started at European Utility Week (back then, known as Metering Europe). They strongly believed that European energy measurement markets were about to undergo significant changes, with utilities making substantial investments in smart metering. ESMIG’s goal was to help anticipate and plan for these changes, creating an organisation that better reflected the interests of all industry players.

At European Utility Week we marked this milestone with a reception for all our members and partners, hearing from those that were there from the beginning (ESMIG President John Harris, Vice President and Head of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs for Landis+Gyr) and those that joined more recently (Patrick Caiger-Smith, CEO, geo) about the value of this association, the achievements of the past years and the expectations for the future. Read more about our 10 Years Anniversary in this special report.





Cybersecurity in energy: the importance of a future EU security certification scheme. Willem Strabbing, ESMIG Managing Director, chaired the Cybersecurity Summit session and presented the latest updates of the work currently being done at a regulatory level to ensure consumer trust and a harmonisation of existing national schemes. For smart meters, ESMIG has distilled hundreds of security requirements from different countries into a common set of nine. These were the basis for creating a draft Protection Profile now tested by Eurelectric and the Smart Meter Coordination Group. The next step is preparing for formal adoption.


Our members, leading companies in smart energy solutions, presented exciting new products, projects and insights. From the flexible energy system of the future, to a range of integrated solutions for smart energy management, advanced LV supervision solutions, real-life NB-IoT experiences, cloud platforms, trusted key managers and more, there was no shortage of excitement and novelty on the floor! 


The third edition of the SAP-ESMIG Business Women Networking Event brought some inspiring talks and a strong demand for diversity, inclusion and openness in the energy sector.





See the highlights from the whole show compiled by Smart Energy International:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

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