Electric energy and supply reliability

Project: EU project

Project Details


Traceable tools for monitoring the HV power grids

The lower power quality and shrinking inertia of renewable generation puts new demands on monitoring, regulating and balancing of energy flows in the electricity grid. This calls for new high-voltage (HV) metrology solutions to support the HV manufacturing industry.

Project develops current or voltage sensors for on-site calibration of sub-station instrumentation, means for traceable determination of losses in HV transformers & HV cables and partial discharge monitoring techniques for fault detection and localisation in HVDC cables.

VTT MIKES upgrades a non-invasive fibre optics current sensor to reach better uncertainties and improves methods for wideband calibration of voltage dividers and HV harmonic power measurements.

Call 2023: Metrology for Industry

The project (23IND01) has received funding from the European Partnership on Metrology, co-financed from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme and by the Participating States.
Effective start/end date1/06/2431/05/27

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (lead)
  • Fundación para el Fomento de la Innovación Industrial (FFII) (Project partner)
  • Institute of Metrology of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IMBiH) (Project partner)
  • National Metrological Institute (INRIM) (Project partner)
  • Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) (Project partner)
  • TÜBİTAK National Metrology Institute (UME) (Project partner)
  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (Project partner)
  • Center for Research Resources and Energy Consumption (Circe) (Project partner)
  • Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Madrid (Project partner)
  • Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) (Project partner)
  • University of Twente (Project partner)
  • Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Funding category

  • Horizon Europe


  • Power quality
  • harmonics
  • transformer
  • cable losses
  • partial discharge
  • HVDC
  • fault detection