The year 2009 saw a pioneering innovation in the Swiss electricity market with customers with an annual consumption volume of more than 100,000 kWh having the freedom to choose their own supplier.
To ensure this freedom of choice, it is essential that measurement data are correctly managed. This sounds easy enough in the first instance; but the challenge lies in delivering reliable energy data to every market player on time. Several hundred companies must provide each other with the exact data required by the relevant market partner. This applies specifically to the distribution system operators who are responsible for processing and transmitting the data in the correct manner in addition to generating it.