The book on digitisation: BBH publishes commentary on the Metering Station Operation Act (Messstellenbetriebsgesetz – MsbG)

BBH lawyer Dr. Michael Weise and Dr. Dr. Armin Steinbach, Head of the Division for Fundamental Issues of Economic Policy at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), took a close look at the present core legal document of the digitisation in the energy sector. Published by the Berlin based publishing house de Gruyter, the commentary on the Metering Station Operation Act provides over 500 pages of valuable assistance to those who are to implement the digitisation of the energy metering sector in practice.


The term “digitisation” has for the first time been legally defined in the Metering Station Operation Act. The regulations provided by this act for the energy metering sector constitute the framework for the rollout of the smart metering technology. How are the individual stipulations to be construed in practice though? This question is frequently asked especially in relation to legal fields that are still fairly new. The commentary on the Metering Station Operation Act is therefore meant to offer guidance to those from the areas of energy and ICT industry, administration and law who need to apply the law. In order to adequately take into consideration the different technical aspects of the Metering Station Operation Act, the editors Dr. Michael Weise and Dr. Dr. Armin Steinbach managed to set up an interdisciplinary team of authors from the areas of legal consulting, administration, economy and science.

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