Design, Implementation and Field Testing of a Cloud-Based Smart Meter Installation Management

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 183)


The European Union’s Third Energy Package prescribes that at least 80 % of the European consumers shall be equipped with intelligent metering devices by 2020. This directive represents a vast challenge regarding the management of smart meter installation processes. In the course of a pilot roll-out in the city of Leipzig, we observed that these processes are currently not sufficiently supported by information and communication technology (ICT). This fact causes media disruptions and additional expenditure in terms of manual efforts. It is for this reason that we developed a cloud-based Smart Meter Installation Management (SMIM) that enables meter operators to capture and process business and installation data fully digital in the cloud. In this paper, we outline the functionality as well as the development process of SMIM from a practical point of view and present preliminary results and experiences.


Cloud computing Mobile computing Smart metering Smart meter roll-out Smart meter installation management 



The research project 10.000 Smart Meters in the Model Region Leipzig is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Saxony (Sächsische Aufbaubank – SAB).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Wehlitz
    • 1
  • Andrej Werner
    • 1
  • Bogdan Franczyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Systems Institute, Leipzig UniversityLeipzigGermany

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