Infrastructure

Smart meters laboratory

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Facilities for assessing the communications and data protocols used by smart electricity meters, and for assessing the conformity of meters with the Measuring Instruments Directive (MID).

Description

This laboratory offers tests for the certification of smart meters and data concentrators that are part of the electricity distribution grid. The laboratory is also rented out to manufacturers who require a third party to verify their developments.

We carry out assessments of the essential requirements set out in the MID and EMC Directives, certification of communications and data protocols and assessment of the functionality of the electricity distribution grid equipment. The laboratory conducts tests to ensure product cybersecurity and interoperability between manufacturers, facilitating the process of commissioning equipment in the field.

The requirements of the MID and EMC Directives are assessed using the facilities of the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) laboratory, environmental testing laboratory, electrical safety laboratory and specific measurement assessment instruments.

Customised testing tools have been developed for the certification of communications and data protocols and the functional evaluation of the equipment. They are offered to manufacturers to accelerate product development.

This laboratory is recognised as a Notified Body with respect to the Measurement Instrumentation Directive (MID), the EMC Directive, the PRIME Alliance official laboratory, the DLMS UA third party laboratory and the official laboratory of international electrical companies.

Aimed at:

  • Manufacturers of PRIME meters and chipsets
  • Utilities
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Accreditations and Recognition

Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE148
ENAC ILAC accreditation for electrical testing in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE148
Organismo Notificado Nº 1292 para el Reglamento de Productos de la Construcción
Official Body certified by the Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC 2014/30/UE Directive
Iberdrola
Laboratory recognised by Iberdrola for functional assessments of meters with DLMS protocol
Naturgy
Laboratory recognised by Naturgy for functional assessments of meters with DLMS protocol
EDP
Laboratory recognised by EDP for functional assessments of meters with DLMS protocol
Saudi Electricity Company
Laboratory recognised by Saudi Electricity Company for functional assessments of meters with DLMS protocol
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Smart Metering Services Brochure

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