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As part of its strategy to improve its research capability, NSAI’s National Metrology Laboratory recently participated in a 3-year research project with research partners from 12 European countries.

The research project (TracePQM, ‘Traceability Routes for Power Quality Measurements’) was undertaken under the EU-supported European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR). EMPIR projects aim to support the participating organisations to develop their metrological research expertise, and are one of the research tools that enable the integration of new areas of Europe into a metrology landscape that is coherent, efficient and sustainable

The TracePQM project developed a new, open system for sampled power and power quality measurements, accessible across Europe, which will reduce the burden of parallel development of similar capabilities. Successful implementation of this system paves the way for increased adoption of renewable energy across Europe.

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

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