Modern economy is inseparable from smart technologies development and implementation. It is agreed that the volumes of smart technologies adaptation and the penetration of smart metering systems are the very important indicators of the economy.
European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) is the Association which is actively involved in smart metering expansion. The members of ESMIG are such companies like ABB, IBM, TOSHIBA, SIEMENS, VODAFONE and others. The main ESMIG activities are related to the additional value added for the citizens of European Union who are the users of different types of energy (electricity, gas, heat) and facilitates the implementation of "The 20-20-20 Goals". Lithuanian companies, ELGAMA-ELEKTRONIKA Ltd. and SIGMA TELAS Ltd. are active members of ESMING as well.
On its upcoming 20th anniversary a manufacturer of electricity meters Elgama-Elektronika (based in Vilnius) is the leader in the Eastern Europe that initiated the development and production of multifunctional electricity meters. It is as well one of companies that began to use DLC NarrowBand OFDM data transmission technology. Smart metering solutions accompanying smart devices produced by Elgama-Elektronika today are implemented in more than 25 countries world wide.