Metrology for future energy transmission

Project: EU project

Project Details


Metrology solutions for testing grid components and condition monitoring of future ultra-high voltage grids.           
The increased integration of remote renewable generation has driven transmission levels to ever higher voltages in order to maintain (or improve) grid efficiency. High voltage testing beyond voltage levels covered by presently available metrology infrastructures is needed to secure availability and quality of supply.
Project provides traceability for testing and calibration of components for future electricity grids and improves means for HVDC grid condition monitoring.
VTT MIKES develops reference voltage dividers for 1200 kV and 1600 kV and methods for lightning impulse voltage calibration.
Call 2019: Metrology for Energy
This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Effective start/end date1/06/2031/05/23

Collaborative partners

  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Fundación para el Fomento de la Innovación Industrial (FFII) (Project partner)
  • Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) (Project partner)
  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (Project partner)
  • TÜBİTAK National Metrology Institute (UME) (Project partner)
  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (Project partner)
  • Tampere University (Project partner)
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Madrid (Project partner)
  • Appareils Vettiner SA (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.

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


  • HVDC grid
  • grid monitoring
  • voltage divider