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Member States to agree on common additional functionalities for smart meters

Indicator Status Evidence
Has the NRA (or country) conducted a cost benefit analysis on the roll-out of smart metering for electricity? Yes Finland (Ministry of Employment and the Economy) has carried out a corresponding CBA meant in Directive 2009/72/EC in 2008 when the Government planned it´s policy towards smart metering and facilitation of demand response in the Finnish power system. The Government decided in 2009 to launch a new smart metering policy in the Finnish power system. New smart metering systems will be put into operation during a transitional period in 2009-2013. The government degree sets an aim for at least 80 % coverage of smart meters of all consumption sites in distribution networks. However, the real coverage will be near 100 %.
Does the Cost Benefit Analysis cover the 10 functionalities as per the European Commission Recommendations ? Yes The Commission Recommendations did not exist when the CBA was carried out on 2008. However, the functionalities (at least on the general level) were covered during the drafting process for roll-out. Functionality 1. yes 2. yes 3. yes 4. yes 5. yes 6. yes 7. yes 8. yes 9. yes 10. yes
Was the Cost Benefit Analysis positive in relation to the above-mentioned functionalities ? Yes All the functionalities are cover in the Government policy for smart meters, at least on the general level. The minimum requirements have been set in the Government Decree N:o 66/2009. Additionally, best practices have been published by the Finnish Energy Industries Association.

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