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ANSI Accredited Committee revises electricity metering code.

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Apr 04, 2016 - NEMA announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C12 revised ANSI C12.1-2014 Code for Electricity Metering. Standard establishes acceptable performance criteria for new types of alternating current watthour meters, demand meters, demand registers, pulse devices, and auxiliary devices. Changes incorporated into ANSI C12.1 better reflect current operational and equipment trends within the utility industry as a whole.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C12 Revises ANSI C12.1-2014 Code for Electricity Metering

Press release date: Mar 31, 2016

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C12 revised ANSI C12.1-2014 Code for Electricity Metering. This standard establishes acceptable performance criteria for new types of alternating current (ac) watthour meters, demand meters, demand registers, pulse devices, and auxiliary devices. It describes acceptable in-service performance levels for meters and devices used in revenue metering.

“The changes incorporated into ANSI C12.1 better reflect current operational and equipment trends within the utility industry as a whole,” said Gordon Belcher of Eversource Energy, chair of the ANSI C12.1 Subcommittee on Electricity Metering. “The benefits of these changes will be realized not only by equipment manufacturers and utilities but also by utility customers through the addition of clear and concise testing requirements for solid-state metering equipment now seen on most homes around the country, as well as from efficiencies gained through industry best practices for in-service testing.”    

ANSI C12.1-2014 may be purchased in hard copy or downloaded for $246 on the NEMA website.

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