Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Software evaluation of smart meters within a Legal Metrology perspective: A Brazilian case

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Boccardo, D.R. ; Santandardization & Ind. Quality - Inmetro, Nat. Inst. of Metrol., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; Gomes dos Santos, L.C. ; da Costa Carmo, L.F.R. ; Dezan, M.H.
more authors

Induced by a very unfavorable scenario of nontechnical losses (electricity theft), some electrical distribution companies in Brazil have moved from the traditional one meter per residence measurement process to a centralized multi-residences meter with two-way communication features, enabling both automatic reads and remote connect/disconnect of energy supplies. Those improvements can be seen as a natural transition toward an effective Smart grid, and have brought together the needs of a deep revision on regulatory procedures for the electrical meters evaluation conducted by the Brazilian Metrology Office. This paper shows that the increasing complexity from those new electrical grid equipments, particularly conveyed by additional software procedures, is a major issue and needs to be rapidly assimilated by metrological controls to avoid the appearance of stepping stones in the smart grid pathway. This paper aims to describe the whole set of relevant aspects revealed in this particular Brazilian experience, discussing the real scene and the respective challenges opposed.

Published in:

Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT Europe), 2010 IEEE PES

Date of Conference:

11-13 Oct. 2010

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.