The smart meter is an essential element in the energy transition underway. It will promote an increase of decentralised production facilities (e.g. photovoltaic panels), development of electric vehicles, while the use of fossil and nuclear fuels should decrease. It gives you flexibility that the traditional electromechanical meter does not allow by adapting to new ways of using the electrical network.
With smart meters, you can monitor your energy consumption, adjust it and thus save money (e.g. by shifting your electricity consumption to favourable times). These meters will provide Sibelga with the information it needs to optimise the network and define its investments in order to guarantee your security of supply at all times.
Moreover, with a few exceptions, all EU countries are deploying smart meters. By deploying smart meters, Sibelga is adapting to changes in the sector.