What is the new 2G meter and how does it work?

Knowing your consumption habits helps you understand what to do in order to save money on your electricity bill. Until a few years ago, we had to wait for the bill to arrive at home and carefully analyse all the items of expenditure. Now the check can be carried out daily thanks to second generation (2G) meters, the new devices that are slowly replacing first generation electronic meters.

Technology has changed many aspects of our lives, simplifying actions that until a decade ago kept us busy for a long time. The new second generation meters are a clear example of how technology helps us in everyday life, thanks to features designed specifically for us. The second generation digital meter provides consumption data every 15 minutes, giving us the opportunity to know energy consumption in real time.

What the 2G meter is and how it works

The second generation smart meter records and updates consumption of kilowatt hours (kWh) every 15 minutes, helping the user to better manage their consumption.

Operating the digital meter is simple. By clicking on the reading button on the meter, some useful information on the supply will appear in sequence on the screen, such as:

  • Customer code;
  • Time slot in progress;
  • Instant power engaged;
  • Withdrawal reading in real time;
  • Reading of the current period (A1, A2, A3, R1, R2, R3);
  • Maximum withdrawal power (P1, P2, P3);
  • Date and time.

The LED lights near the display, on the other hand, are the consumption indicators.

The advantages of the new Enel meter

There are many advantages of the new 2G meter, both for end customers and for energy suppliers:

  • greater awareness of one's own consumption thanks to the possibility of checking the details of electricity withdrawals every day, broken down by quarter of an hour;
  • ability to send data to external devices, thanks to a dedicated communication channel;
  • ability to view the absorbed power in real time at any moment.

ENEL ONE and consumption monitoring thanks to the 2G meter

Customers who have subscribed to the ENEL ONE offer, which can no longer be subscribed to, will be able to take advantage of the technological and innovative strength of the second-generation teleread (2G) electronic meter.

Five different plans, with a fixed monthly amount, including VAT and taxes, based on the plan chosen. And if you don't benefit from all the energy available each month in the plan, the unused one is valued economically within your E-BOX, your digital saving bank.

When you consume less or more than the plan you have chosen, the difference kWh are economically valued in the E-BOX.  At the end of each contractual year or in advance when a positive/negative amount of at least €45 is reached, or even in the event of withdrawal, supply termination or offer change, the E-BOX is monetised with a credit/debit directly on the bill and also viewable on your digital receipt.
Thanks to the 2G meter technology, you can monitor your daily consumption directly from your smartphone and if you need more energy change your plan for free. Ask Alexa for information enabling our Skill or see what plans are available!