By complying with strict new metering standards, the SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter is helping utility operators ensure every kilowatt-hour is accounted for.
ANSI, the organization that sets the North American revenue metering standards, recently updated their standards to include a new accuracy class that requires higher metering accuracy and better performance, even under challenging nonsinusoidal system conditions. The SEL-735 exceeds these new, tougher requirements.
Several megawatt-hours of energy pass through a metering installation each day. Installing accurate meters and instrument transformers ensures proper accounting of energy transactions and losses, leading to a fair return on investments for operators.
To ensure that meters provide reliable and highly accurate metering under all power system conditions, ANSI revised their C12.20-2015 standard to include six additional tests. The revisions include a new 0.1 Accuracy Class with more stringent accuracy requirements than the previous 0.2 Accuracy Class. ANSI also expanded the accuracy class test conditions to include meter performance under real-world conditions, such as operation in the presence of nonlinear loads that cause harmonics in the system.
The SEL-735 complies with the new ANSI 0.1 Accuracy Class requirements, including the performance requirements under nonsinusoidal conditions. The SEL-735 meter’s compliance shows that it accurately reports bidirectional energy, even in the presence of harmonics and distorted waveforms.
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