GE has acquired Remote Energy Monitoring with operations in the UK and Australia that will enhance GE’s ability to address the European Union’s goals for a lower-emission, higher efficiency energy infrastructure.

The company said that Remote Energy Monitoring’s software and hardware technologies, which are approved by UK regulators, allow consumers and utilities to better monitor and manage their energy usage.

The modular design of their solutions makes them field upgradeable, enabling utilities to integrate new capabilities in the future without the time and expense of switching out meters.

GE’s end-to-end hardware, software and communications technologies improve electric metering beyond simply tracking energy consumption.

The metering solutions support enhancements such as remote activation and disconnect, two-way communications between households and utilities, dynamic pricing structures, pre-paid account management and energy use adjustments in response to peak pricing events.