NEMA upgrades Smart Meter standards.

Press Release Summary:

According to NEMA, Metrology, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) applications, AMI communications, Home Area Network (HAN) applications and HAN communications are the new requirements of smart meters. The revised standards are applicable for use by electricity meter manufacturers and electric utilities and are based on secure, local, and remote upgrades of smart meters.

Original Press Release:

Smart Grid Standards Publication Defines Requirements for Smart Meter Firmware Upgradeability

NEMA SG-AMI 1 Requirements for Smart Meter Upgradeability defines requirements that include secure, local, and remote upgrades of smart meters:

  • Metrology
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) applications
  • AMI communications
  • Home Area Network (HAN) applications
  • HAN communications

After technical review, today the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed the relevance of this standard for use by electricity meter manufacturers and electric utilities.

NEMA SG-AMI 1-2009 (R2015) is available in hard copy for $63 or as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.

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