We are constantly using electricity and the Internet; we have been choosing electric cars increasingly more often; we want to exploit renewable energy sources to the maximum, generating electricity by ourselves and returning it back to the network. These technical innovations offer many opportunities, but at the same time present certain challenges. The load on the electricity network has been increasing consistently. Smart meters provide information on points of the network that are at peak load, allowing to balance out the supply and use of electricity. Smart meters help build a sustainable energy system.
A digital transformation will soon start in the Lithuanian energy sector - smart meters will be installed in our homes. They will become an integral part of the electricity network, enabling competition in the market and providing an impetus for the creation of new services to the benefit of each user. Smart meters will become a tool allowing residents to easily and understandably see their consumption data, to analyze and change their consumption habits.
Smart meters will remotely transmit consumption data and network parameters, and ESO will be able to detect and fix malfunctions faster and more accurately, and to improve the network performance.
According to European Union legislation, as many as 80 % of consumers should use smart meters by 2025. This will help to achieve and implement European energy efficiency plans and targets.