Mag cover 1996

  • 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
    UK.
  • California becomes the first US state to deregulate its energy utilities, expecting
    consumers to benefit from lower power prices.