Countries : Belgium
​The European Smart Metering Industry Group has the objective to deliver the benefits of Smart Metering across Europe.
The foundation of the European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) recognises the fact that the relevant industries have a key role to play in
• the general roll out and adequate use of Smart Metering technology, 
• a consistent technological roll out in each of the 27 Member States of the EU and 
• the provision of maximum benefit from the new technology for users, utilities and 
  the environment.

Traditionally, the primary role of utility metering has been to accurately measure usage of electricity, gas and water. Until now this usage data has been - with some exceptions - manually collected by the utilities. But the metering market is currently undergoing considerable change, and as smarter metering systems become available, they are being viewed as the future for utility metering.