Electromagnetic Interference on Static Electricity Meters

Smart electricity meters are currently widely being deployed by utilities across Europe. Recent studies have reported serious errors in some meters when exposed to interference of the type caused by some home appliances.

This project will determine the extent of this problem by measuring the interference at a representative selection of meter installations and electrical products. Advanced digital signal processing methods will be developed to analyse the nature of these interference waveforms so that they can be accurately reproduced using new testbeds to assess the range of European smart meters. These methods and apparatus will form the new type-approval tests and normative protocols to restore confidence in electricity metering.