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Smart Meter Standards

This pages provides an overview over the most relevant standards for Smart grid operation, with focus on applicability on the Norwegian Market


In Norway the NVE is the legal authority for rules and regulations related to the Smart Grid. The following documents regulate ...


In Germany the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik - BSI) regulates the use of Smart Meters. They have a.o. published the following documents

  • Test-Centre application (Anerkennung als Prüfstelle für die TR-03109) [1]
  • Technische Richtlinie (TR-03109-1)[2]
  • Test Specifications for TR-03109-1[3]
  • Schutzprofil Smart Meter Gateway (BSI-CC-PP-0073)
  • Smart Metering Systems (Feb 2016), including a.o.
    • Smart Metering PKI, [4]
    • Security Module, [5]
    • Administration and Usage, [6]
    • Protection profiles [7]

The Netherlands

  • IoTSec steering board (who?) mentioned standards in NL - please check...

Research topics

Interoperability between DSOs

Comments from "Der Spiegel (2014)":
The Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (BSI) was given broad competences, including development of high data protection standards for smart meters, including interoperability. Interoperability should ensure that each intelligent power meter can communicate with each DSO. The BSI was thus overwhelmed from the complexity, leading to delays....

In March 2013, the BSI published the "Technical Directive 1.0" for intelligent electricity meters, a jumble of documents that together fill more than 800 pages - but according to "Der Spiegel" did not clarify even some simple question. For example, the Technical Guideline does not provide a solution for switching the vendor that manages the meter data. If a vendor goes bankrupt, another company can not simply jump in. And if an intelligent counter crashes, it is not clear where the error can be reported.

Accuracy of Smart Meter Readings

study in the Netherlands showing significant differences (>100%) of meter readings[8] , caused by e.g. smart power supplies with switched power, who significantly disturb the sinusoidal form which the meters expect from power consuming devices.


  2. Technical Guideline TR-03109-1
  3. Test Specifications TR-03109-1
  4. Smart Metering PKI
  5. Security module
  6. Administration and usage
  7. Protection profiles
  8. Der Spiegel - "Wrong measures with Smart Meters",