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Creating a smarter, safer grid for new meters

In 2009, an EU directive came into force, mandating utilities providers to replace existing residential electricity meters with new smart meters by 2020. This presented a big challenge for utilities due to the nature and complexity of new smart metering systems and supporting infrastructure.

One such organization is a client of EY, a state-owned utilities company in Europe. The sheer scale of the challenge was enormous: the client needed to deploy over 2 million smart meters and supporting data and communications systems using a range of service providers, making it one of the largest and most complex digital transformation programs the country had ever undertaken.