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EMPIR Capacity Building project supports a stable energy supply for Europe

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EMPIR Capacity Building projects aim to support the participating organisations to develop their metrological research expertise, and are one of the EURAMET tools that enable the integration of new areas of Europe into a metrology landscape that is coherent, efficient and sustainable

Completed EMPIR project ‘Traceability routes for electrical power quality measurements’ (15RPT04, TracePQM) developed a new, open system for sampled power and power quality measurements, accessible across Europe, which would reduce the burden of parallel development of similar capabilities. Successful implementation of this system will pave the way for increased adoption of renewable energy across Europe.

Project achievements include:

  • Developed a system for the measurement of electrical power and power quality, and established this at participating organisations
  • Developed a software tool for instrument control and electrical power calculation
  • Developed a good practice guide entitled ‘Guide for sampling power and power quality measurements’
  • Project partner Metrosert established new accredited calibration services in electrical power measurements
  • Each partner developed a strategy for the long-term operation of the research capability developed in the project

The improved European power and power quality measurements will help to guarantee a stable and secure energy supply to customers.

Project Coordinator Věra Nováková Zachovalová from CMI in the Czech Republic said ‘The joint effort of the thirteen participants in this project has led to improvements of traceable measurement capabilities and research capabilities in power and power quality metrology. Moreover, the modular design of the measurement setup and the open software tool developed in the project will enable future expandability of the setup to cater for continuously developing customer’s needs.’


This EMPIR project is co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the EMPIR Participating States.

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