Quality Assurance in Smart Meter Roll Out

The upcoming roll out of smart meters in Europe is a hot topic nowadays. Numerous congresses and seminars have been organized to discuss relevant aspects such as communication & interoperability, privacy & security, consumer engagement and financial aspects etc. However, one important area seems to be neglected: quality assurance in smart meter roll out. In other words:

How is the quality assured for all smart meters in the whole process from utility requirement specifications all the way to installation?

Manufacturers and purchasers of smart meters need to ensure that their meters, including embedded software and communication modules, are fully compliant with European regulations, such as the Measuring Instruments Directive (MID), national legislation, as well as the utility’s own specific requirements.

Unique seminar

To discuss the ins and outs of this important subject and to exchange experiences about the smart meter roll out in Europe, NMi organizes a unique one day seminar on 7 November 2014, the day after the European Utility Week 2014 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We strongly recommend this seminar to utilities from European countries that are moving forward with the upcoming roll out such as Italy, France, the Netherlands and the UK. However, all utilities which are eager to gain more insight into the quality assurance aspects of the smart meter roll out are more than welcome to join this seminar.

Click here for a PDF with more information about the topics that will be discussed, registration, venue and the programme.

 

Henri Schouten

Henri Schouten

Business Development Manager Utilities, Worldwide

Expert for all utility residential meters (electricity/ gas/ water/ heat). Member/ chairman of multiple IEC, CENELEC, OIML and WELMEC groups. Chairman of the Dutch mirrorgroup NEC13. One of the writers of OIML R137.