- Metering International is launched.
- Entity – a consortium of PRI, Secure Metering Ltd. of India and Plesgem, South
Africa – is formed.
- DLMS (device language message specification) is introduced as an IEC international standard.
- International meter test company MTE Meter Test Equipment AG is formed.
- ABB buys GEC Meters (UK) – GEC is renamed ABB Metering Systems Ltd.
- Email Meters of Australia acquires 20% shareholding in Ampy Automation of the
- California becomes the first US state to deregulate its energy utilities, expecting
consumers to benefit from lower power prices.