Your grid operator would like you to install a smart metre if you are making use of solar panels. Between now and 2023, everyone in the Netherlands will have a smart metre. With a smart metre, grid operators can read your electricity and gas consumption remotely (with your approval); this information is sent via the power grid.
Generally speaking, tenants who order solar panels now will receive a free smart energy metre. You will be asked to apply for a smart metre during the process by visiting www.energieleveren.nl. The supplier will also be checking this with your grid operator.
The advantages of installing a smart metre are:
- You never have to send a metre reading to your energy provider again.
- You will be able to see your energy consumption/feed back of electricity for each day, month and year.
If you don’t want your data to be automatically read, you can indicate this to your grid operator.