At the beginning of the year, the draft of the “Act to Restart the Digitization of the Energy Transition” was passed, which is intended to fuel the German smart meter rollout. This is leading to growing interest but also to uncertainty – both among electricity customers and in the energy industry. InnoCharge CEO Dr. Manuel Lösch is a guest on Bayerischer Rundfunk and answers questions about the installation of smart meters and their value-added use for the energy transition.

Specifically, the draft law states: “The central aim of this law is to speed up the rollout, reduce bureaucracy in the procedures surrounding the rollout of smart metering systems and strengthen legal certainty.” The policy aims to accelerate the digitalization of the energy transition and enable dynamic electricity tariffs. With these electricity tariffs based on the spot market, “energy transition-conscious” electricity customers can adjust their consumption to the green electricity supply, save money and support grid stability. This is because whenever the supply of electricity from renewables is high, the price on the spot market of the electricity exchange falls.

InnoCharge charging optimization uses dynamic electricity tariffs and other incentives for load shifting and optimizes charging processes fully automatically for the benefit of charging point operators. With the standardized metering and communication structure, the smart meter rollout should now create the basic infrastructure for scaling such solutions. Against this background, InnoCharge CEO Dr. Manuel Lösch answered questions from Bayerischer Rundfunk about the new infrastructure.

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