Currently, all meters require certification by an accredited third party independent lab like MET to comply with FCC and OSHA requirements. However, accuracy and performance verification has usually only been required by certain states and/or municipalities.
How do you evaluate multiple vendors? How do you know the results are accurate? Can you trust manufacturer-provided data on tests performed by the manufacturer? Proof of reliability is a must in today’s market, with energy prices on the rise and consumer confidence in their meters slipping. Our independent evaluations help you ensure your meters’ and sub-meters’ accuracy, reliability and safety.
Our electricity meter certification program ensures that the meters from each of your vendors that you purchase and install are subject to the same standards and requirements. You also have the option of conducting a full testing and certification program or creating an a-la-carte program.
Additionally, we help you ensure that the RF devices and AMI components associated with smart meters do not adversely affect their performance and accuracy in accordance with the appropriate ANSI standards.
There have been numerous town meetings with utilities to address customer irritation over higher energy bills after the installation of smart meters.
The key questions utilities ask:
- Will meters retro-fitted with AMR and AMI modules adversely affect accuracy and billing generation?
- How do you validate the manufacturer’s data?
- How do you validate new vendors and create a level playing field?
- How will meters perform under diverse environmental conditions?
How MET helps:
- Field Failure Analysis
- Test Program Design
- Current Transformer Testing
- Sample Testing