Last 26th of June 2013, the Energy Metering Laboratory (LAB-CE) obtained the official recognition of the Portuguese Institute for Quality (IPQ) and of the Metrological Verification Body (OVM) to conduct First Verification operations on active electrical energy meters.
This recognition will positively contribute to EDP Labelec credibility among residential customers of EDP, reinforcing their confidence in the impartiality, independence and integrity posed by EDP Labelec in the judgments formulated based on the tests performed under the compliance verification of domestic meters, in particular those arising from customer’s complaints for excessive consumption.
EDP Labelec is unique
Following the derivations found in active electrical energy metering clocks, the Energy Metering Laboratory (LAB-CE) sought to acquire equipment and procedures to enable it to obtain the accreditation by the Portuguese Accreditation Institute (IPAC) for testing conformity of metering clocks, following the requirements defined in CEI/EN 62054-21 standard (Tariff and load control – Part 21 particular requirements for time switches).
In this context, the LAB-CE was audited by IPAC, and no Non Compliances were found. This reveals the careful way the accreditation process was handled and leaves EDP Labelec confident to take the IPAC formal decision of the official recognition of LAB-CE, which is expected to come to occur by the end of July 2013.
This is an accreditation that aims to convey the credibility of electrical energy meters clock tests to customers, and makes the LAB-CE the only laboratory in Portugal, officially recognized for this purpose.
Portuguese Institute for Quality
Order nr. 8317/2013
Metrological Verification Bodies of Active Electrical Energy Meters
Order nr. 8317/2013 of the Official Gazette of the Republic. The IPQ recognizes the Energy Metering Laboratory (LAB-CE) from EDP Labelec as a Metrological Verification Body (OVM) to conduct the First Verification of Active Electrical Energy Meter under Decree Law nr. 291/90, 20th September and the Ordinance nr. 18/2007, 5th January.