Whitepaper - Compact Metering for Harsh Environments

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    The purpose of this paper is to describe a technical solution able to improve the MV tariff metering system with benefits in terms of size and robustness. In the smart grid context billing and quality measurement are crucial issues and the MV metering unit is one of the main steps to making the grid smarter. Thanks to the use of instrument transformers optimized for digital meters and to screened insulation technology it is now possible to propose very compact metering solutions. The specification of metering units should reflect this technology improvement, moving away from individually specified components to a more functional specification.