Also high on the agenda is energy management. In the push for more efficient use of energy, reducing consumption peaks and smoothing the energy demand profile are of major importance. Thanks to recent technical progress, smaller energy consumers will begin to play a more active role in demand side management alongside large, energy intensive industries. Automatic breakers with built-in metering devices are becoming available on the market. Measuring voltage, current, and power, they enable real-time monitoring and energy management of individual circuits.