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Changes in European legalization for Smart Energy Meters

Changes in European legalization for Smart Energy Meters
20 . Feb . 2023

As of February 26, 2023, the current 2006 versions of EN 50470-1/-3, the harmonised standards for energy meters for the European Measuring Instrument Directive MID 2014/32/EU, will be withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and are therefore no longer harmonised  tandards. It is uncertain if new updated standards ( EN 62052-11:2021 / EN 50470-3:2022 ) will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) in time. If the current 2006 versions of the harmonised standards will be withdrawn before the new versions are published in the OJEU we can end up with a period within we don’t have harmonised standards available for certification to the MID. How to deal with this? 

No harmonised standard available at 26-2-2023

KEMA Laboratories will continue to offer certification against the 2006 versions of the EN standards if the new versions (EN 62052-11:2021 / EN 50470-3:2022) are not harmonised, and we are within the said transition period in the new standards themselves. If we are outside the transitional period mentioned in the new standards themselves and we still don’t have a harmonised standard, a notified body is expected to offer only the new versions of the standards for certification (It is unexpected the latter situation is going to happen). In all cases its recommended to manufactures to apply the EN 62052-11:2021 / EN 50470-3:2022 standards already as they contain all the latest requirement for smart energy meters .

New harmonised standards available

First, it is checked whether there is a transition period set by the European Commission for the harmonised standards. If we have a transition period, the manufacturer may decide which version of the harmonised standards (2006 versions or 2021/2022 versions) will be used for certification during this transition period set by the European Commission. If there is no transitional period for the application of the harmonised standard (which is most likely the case)or the transition period ends, manufacturers and notified bodies are expected to use the EN 62052-11:2021 / EN 50470-3:2022)  standards for certification against the MID.

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