This IDC Energy Insights report examines developments in the smart metering environment in Central and Eastern Europe, analyzing the status of the regulatory framework and the approaches of electricity providers actively planning or already deploying smart metering projects. The goal of the report is to provide a regional perspective on the situation regarding the deployment of smart metering projects and to offer insight into the drivers of deployment, as well as actionable advice to vendors and utility companies regarding their preparations for extensive smart meter rollouts in the region.
"Across Central and Eastern Europe, countries are actively moving toward advanced metering systems so as to reduce costs and increase service quality and in response to various European Union energy-related directives. In the coming years, more intensive deployment of smart meters will be seen as major utilities across the region conduct pilot projects in preparation for full-scale rollouts once clear national energy policies come into effect." – Senior Research Analyst Milan Kalal, IDC Energy Insights, CEMA