Every connection point has a linked metering point. After all, we need to be able to count at each transition from the transmission grid to the customer's grid. In practice, there are still some historical situations where the metering point is somewhere else, which is solved with coefficients.
- A simple setup such as a wind turbine (which is directly connected to the transmission grid) also has a metering point at the connection point.
- A simple setup like a wind turbine within a customer grid does not always need to have a counter. If there is a counter, for example to supply data to VEKA, then there is a metering point.
A metering point and a connection point basically have a different 18-digit EAN code. The difference lies in the nuance that we consider the EAN code of the connection point to denote the physical point where the transmission grid passes into the customer grid. In turn, the metering point designates the counter, which counts the energy through this point.
In principle, customers have all EANs. They will often know the one for the access point as these forms the basis of the invoicing and that of the various measurement points in their installation.
In EPIC, the data is reported on the Metering Point EAN.
NB: In EVMS, we report the metering data of the connection points to our customers with the EAN of the connection point, which is not 100% compliant with the principle used. In a next version, this will probably no longer be the case, but this is not for the near future.