What we do

Technical issues

ESMIG chairs the Coordination Group for Smart Meters (CG-SM), a joint advisory body created by the European standardisation organisations CEN/CENELEC and ETSI. We are active in other expert groups such as the Smart Energy Grids Coordination Group, Smart Grid Task Force, and work closely with several European platforms/ associations in areas of common interest. 


Smart Meters Coordination Group (SM-CG)

ESMIG has supported the SM-CG with the definition of a functional architecture, the definition of a glossary and use cases for Smart Metering, as well as the definition of minim security requirements for smart meters. ESMIG is currently coordinating the development of an approach for Privacy and Security of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure and related data exchange. This work is done in close cooperation with other organisations.

See the Functional reference architecture for communications in smart metering systems report

See the Minimum Security Requirements for AMI components report


Smart Grids Task Force (SG TF) and related Expert Groups

ESMIG supports all five expert groups of the European Smart Grid Task Force:

  • EG1 Reference Group for Smart Grid Standards
  • EG2 Regulatory Recommendations for Data Privacy and Data Protection in the Smart Grid Environment
  • EG3 Regulatory Recommendations for Smart Grids Deployment
  • EG4 Smart Grid Infrastructure Deployment
  • EG5 Industrial policy for Smart Grids


Smart Grid Coordination group (SG-CG)

ESMIG is represented in the steering committee and the Smart Grid Information Security working group of the SG-CG. The approaches defined by this group are applied to the use cases we have defined for Smart Metering.


The Alliance of IoT Innovation (AIOTI) 

The Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation was launched by the European Commission and various key IoT players in March 2015 in order to develop and support the dialogue and interaction among the Internet of Things (IoT) various players in Europe. The overall goal of this European Commission's initiative was the creation of a dynamic European IoT ecosystem to unleash the potentials of the IoT. ESMIG's Communications and Technology Group is involved in Working Group 3 regarding the reference architecture and standards for Demand Side Flexibility. 

The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) 

ESMIG became a member of this group at the end of 2016. The main objective is to organise the definition of an approach for security certification of Smart Meters based on the Minimum Requirements defined by our Security and Privacy Group. ESMIG has proposed to start a pilot for the definition of a European security certification approach for smart meters. This should decrease substantially the cost of such certification that nowadays is country specific.



A new group, ETIP-SNET (European Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition), has been created in July 2016 to work on the Research and Innovation program of the European Commission. ESMIG has been selected to chair one of the 5 Working Groups: “Digitisation of the electricity system and Customer participation”. 


Working Group Measuring Instruments (wgMI)

ESMIG is one of the industry associations represented in this group. Proposals for changes in the MID are reviewed by the ESMIG MUM group while its comments are taken into account and discussed by the wgMI.