Introduction

Lithuania Adopts Smart Meters: Monitor Energy Usage with Home Assistant

Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius (ESO), a leading energy company in Lithuania, is rolling-out of smart electricity meters. These innovative meters are set to revolutionize the industry by becoming an integral part of the energy network. This development will not only foster competition in the market but also pave the way for new services that will benefit all consumers. With smart meters, accessing, understanding, analyzing, and adapting consumption data will become effortless, empowering users to make informed decisions about their energy usage. Furthermore, the new meters will enable remote transmission of consumption data and network parameters, allowing ESO to swiftly and accurately identify and resolve network failures. Additionally, residents will no longer need to manually record and declare electricity meter readings, streamlining the process for greater convenience.

Benefits of Smart Electricity Meters in Lithuania:

  • Facilitating digital transformation and market competition in the energy sector
  • Empowering consumers with easy access to consumption data and promoting conscious consumption habits
  • Enhancing efficiency through remote transmission of consumption data and network parameters
  • Streamlining network failure detection and resolution for improved service reliability
  • Eliminating the need for manual recording and declaration of electricity meter readings

Embrace the Future of Energy Management with Smart Meters: ESO’s initiative to introduce smart electricity meters marks a significant step towards a more sustainable and consumer-centric energy landscape in Lithuania. By embracing this technological advancement, consumers will gain greater control over their energy usage, while ESO enhances their operational efficiency and service quality. Stay ahead of the curve and embrace the future of energy management with smart meters, transforming the way we consume and interact with electricity in Lithuania.

With the implementation of these advanced meters from ESO in Lithuania, individuals can effectively monitor the energy consumption of their homes by leveraging the capabilities of Home Assistant. It is important to note that every Lithuanian Smart Meter uses the the SMR standard, originally developed in the Netherlands 20 years ago, utilizing a P1 port for connectivity. By using this port, users can establish a connection with a smart meter gateway, enabling access to the data to get insight in their energy usage and production. With this information you are able to efficiently use your energy for costs savings.

One of the remarkable advantages of utilizing Home Assistant is the opportunity to acquire valuable energy insights. This intuitive platform offers users a user-friendly experience with a comprehensive and visually captivating dashboard, delivering all the essential information needed to make informed energy-related decisions.

Moreover, for those who have installed solar panels, the Lithuanian Smart Electricity Meters offer additional outputs specifically related to solar panel performance. This means that Home Assistant not only provides a holistic view of energy consumption but also incorporates data on the efficiency and output of solar panels, enabling users to monitor and optimize their solar energy utilization.

By combining the power of Smart Electricity meters, Home Assistant, and solar panel integration, people in Lithuania can effectively manage and optimize their energy usage, ultimately leading to more sustainable and efficient energy practices.

 

What do you need to connect a Lithuanian from ESO smart meter to Home Assistant?

The Smart Meter Gateway from Smart Gateways is the first and only solution to connect to Smart Meters in Lithuania. It is the preferred choice for connecting all smart electricity meters in Europe that utilize the DSMR or SMR standard and feature a P1 port.

The P1 port, not mistaken with an old telephone connection, plays a crucial role in this process. Unlike the traditional 4-pin connection for telephones, the P1 port boasts 6 pins, allowing for efficient data transfer. Developed initially in the Netherlands, the DSMR or SMR standard has been widely adopted across Europe due to its remarkable success.

Smart Gateways has been at the forefront of innovation in this field, pioneering a device that seamlessly connects to your smart meter using WiFi. With this cutting-edge solution, not only can you integrate your smart meter with Home Assistant, but it also opens up a world of possibilities for integrating with various Home Automation solutions.

Say goodbye to complicated setup processes and say hello to a hassle-free connection with the Smart Meter Gateway from Smart Gateways. Experience the convenience and versatility of managing your energy consumption with Home Assistant and other Home Automation solutions. Take the first step towards a smarter and more efficient home today!

Get Home Assistant

If you don’t have Home Assistant installed yet, you can use their Home Assistant Starterkit

Home Assistant Starter Kit met Orange Pi 3 LTS

Connecting the Smart Meter in Lithuania to Home Assistant

Follow this instruction on how to connect Lithuanian Smart Meters to Home Assistant energy Dashboard.

  1. Connect your Smart Meter Gateway to WiFi and your meter using the provided installation manual on the Smart Gateways Support page
  2. Install the Mosquitto MQTT Broker using this manual
  3. Connect your Smart Meter Gateway to the Mosquitto MQTT Broker
  4. The gateway is auto discovered using MQTT Autodiscovery within Home Assistant
  5. Add the Smart Meter to the Home Assistant Energy Dashboard

Please note: Home Assistant can use two methods to connect Smart Meters. You can use telnet or mqtt to connect your Smart Meter to Home Assistant. You have to use MQTT in Lithuania. The DSMR_READER integration is compatible for Lithuanian Smart Meters.

Result:

When the Smart Meter is installed you will see the Home Assistant Energy Dashboard below.

*Please note that the power details in the dashboard take a day to be displayed. Be patient, it will look like the picture above the next day.

Advanced Energy Dashboard for Home Assistant

You can also use the Advanced Energy Dashboard withing Home Assistant for Lithuanian Smart Meters. This dashboard shows all the important readings from your Smart Meter within a beautiful dashboard. There are some additional steps you have to make for this dashboard. This beautiful dashboard is exclusively for users of their Smart Meter Gateway.

You will see the following things:

  • Realtime energy usage (W)
  • Realtime energy return (W)
  • Voltage per phase (V)
  • Power per phase (A) – usage and return
  • Energy per phase (W)
  • Smart Meter Gateway statistics like uptime, firmware level and ip address
  • …and much more

Click on the image below to go to the instruction.

 

Also available: the Gasmeter Gateway from Smart Gateways

This gateway allows you to make your old Gas Meter Smart! Click on the image below to get more information.

gasmeter gateway
gasmeter gateway

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *