Energy meter manufacturers wishing to sell their products in Europe can now turn to KEMA for assistance. According to the new European directive on measurement instruments, MID, instrument testing is no longer reserved to national bodies. KEMA is one of the Notified Bodies authorized to grant certificates that are valid for all of Europe. By the end of this year, national governments must have incorporated the new European ‘Measurement Instrument Directive’ into their national legislations. This MID directive specifies the criteria that measurement instruments like kWh, gas and water meters must meet according to international standards. A number of bodies are notified and authorized to grant a certificate for such meters. Manufacturers with a certificate from one of these Notified Bodies may subsequently sell their certificated products on the entire European market.
KEMA is one of the Notified Bodies authorized by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs to execute these tests for new kWh meters. Testing of kWh meters is part of KEMA core business. For the Dutch energy companies KEMA monitors the correct performance of periodic energy meter tests on a sampling basis. Moreover, laboratory type tests have been conducted for many years, for instance for the Asian market.