# Approval the rollout of 2nd generation smart meters by DSOs

Last updated: 11 June 2021

In this resolution (no. 222/2017), the Authority for Electricity, Gas and Water Systems (ARERA) approves the plan for the commissioning of 2nd generation (2G) smart metering systems presented by the large DSO e-Distribuzione, defining some specific conditions, and sets the standard capital expenditure for the purposes of tariff recognition.

The 2G meters will act as smart network sensor, enabling continuous grid quality-of-service monitoring, near real-time identification of network faults and renewable micro-generation.