Mark Munday, CTO of Elster Talks Difference, Similarities Between U.S. and European Initiatives

February 01, 2012


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A recent Institute for Electric Efficiency survey revealed that more than one in five U.S. households has a two-way communicating digital electric meter, and that by 2015, more than half of U.S. homes will have smart meters. In Europe, smart meter and smart grid roll-outs are occurring at an even faster pace. The U.K. government mandated in 2010 that 53 million smart meters (gas and electric) be installed in 30 million homes by 2019. The European Union (EU) implemented 20/20/20 targets in 2007 that are proving to be a powerful driver for smart grid and smart meter implementations in Europe.

POWERGRID International recently interviewed Mark Munday, (formerly) president and CEO of Elster Solutions, now Chief Technology Officer for the company, to get his views on the smart grid and smart meter evolution occurring on both sides of the Atlantic.