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Microgeneration & Billing

Metering, billing & CRM; Amsterdam

23rd September 2008

In the context of an imminent energy crisis, the end of cheap and readily available oil, and the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change on western civilisation, some might wonder why so much attention should be paid to an item so apparently trivial as metering and why smart metering in particular is seen by some as such a significant measure. Whilst no-one would argue that even the smartest of smart meters alone is going to solve the energy crisis, it is the cumulative effect of measures such as this which will impact on the economic viability of technologies such as microgeneration which can themselves make a major contribution to our future sustainable energy system.

This paper will therefore focus on the way in which metering and billing of microgeneration can effect the economic viability of certain microgeneration technologies and identify the challenges which must be overcome if we are to capture the true benefits of microgeneration, fairly reward those who invest their resources in it and thus support the uptake of this valuable technology.

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