Nowadays, many devices in our houses are DC powered, from our lights to our smartphones and our electric vehicles to our battery storage. Similarly, power generation is becoming increasingly based on DC, driven by renewable sources such as solar photovoltaics.

Electricity grids, currently designed for AC systems, could benefit from a more efficient and cost-effective DC distribution infrastructure. DC grids are already being implemented across Europe and this transition needs to be supported by a reliable and accurate measurement infrastructure. This is crucial to be able to quantify the efficiency and therefore the benefits of DC systems.

Regulation also needs support to enable the assessment of power quality, and the metering of DC power consumption, such as in the case of electric vehicles. The Smart Electricity Grid metrology network addresses these challenges enabling the commercial implementation of DC applications.

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Projects

Standardisation of measurements for DC electricity grids

Short Name: DC grids, Project Number: 20NRM03

Metrology for inductive charging of electric vehicles

Short Name: MICEV, Project Number: 16ENG08

Metrology for smart energy management in electric railway systems

Short Name: MyRailS, Project Number: 16ENG04

Journal Papers

How Pantograph Electric Arcs affect Energy Efficiency in DC Railway Vehicles

Mariscotti, A., Giordano, D., Signorino, D., Delle Femine, A. and Gallo, D.

Document type: Article

Project title:16ENG04: MyRailS: Metrology for smart energy management in electric railway systems

Name of Call / Funding Programme: EMPIR 2016: Energy

A Novel Arc Detection Method for DC Railway Systems

Seferi, Y., Blair, S.M., Mester, C. and Stewart, B.G.

Document type: Article

Project title:16ENG04: MyRailS: Metrology for smart energy management in electric railway systems

Name of Call / Funding Programme: EMPIR 2016: Energy

Pantograph Arc Location Estimation using Resonant Frequencies in DC Railway Power Systems

Fan, F., Wank, A., Seferi, Y. and Stewart, B.G.

Document type: Article

Project title:16ENG04: MyRailS: Metrology for smart energy management in electric railway systems

Name of Call / Funding Programme: EMPIR 2016: Energy

Calibration System for DC Power/Energy Measurement chain in Railway applications

Crotti, G., Delle Femine, A., Gallo, D., Giordano, D., Luiso, M., Landi, C. and Signorino, D.

Document type: Proceeding

Project title:16ENG04: MyRailS: Metrology for smart energy management in electric railway systems

Name of Call / Funding Programme: EMPIR 2016: Energy