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Smart meter communication
NMi currently incorporates additional requirements in the test plan for the type examination of smart meters. The communication features of the hardware can now be tested, for example, which includes examining how the Smart meter communication works and whether a connection is actually established. Data security can also be evaluated in accordance with WELMEC guide 7.2.
Besides the standard test procedure, NMi can integrate additional tests into the test plan arising from OIML recommendations, EN and IEC standards or customer-specific requirements. With regard to communications, this might be power line communication (PLC) and ZigBee communication. A great addition for your customers! A complete list of the additional tests is available on the application form (watt-hour meters / gas meters).
Registration for SMDA is now possible. NMi is the selected SMDA Test House in Great Britain and we are ready for your applications!
Interchangeability and interoperability
SMDA Company, a joint initiatieve between the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), Energy UK, British Electrotechnical and Allied Manufactures’ Association (BEAMA) and the Community of Meter Asset Providers (CMAP), appointed Gemserv the role of Scheme Operator (SO). The Scheme provides assurance testing of smart metering equipment covering both the interchangeability and interoperability of devices. Interoperability is an obligation on energy supply companies, requiring them to be able to demonstrate that smart metering devices interacting with the Data Communications Company’s (DCC) systems are able to successfully receive, interpret, act on and respond to messages. Interchangeability testing checks that all devices on the Home Area Network (HAN), can communicate with one another and interpret and act on commands. This is beneficial to industry in order to reduce the risk of ‘stranded’ assets.