Metrology for the electrical power industry

Project: EU project

Project Details


Test methods for high voltage to increase the efficiency of electricity grids.

New products operating at higher grid voltages and with lower losses are needed to meet the efficiency requirements of electricity grids. Traceable measurements are vital to prove the quality of the products.

Project establishes traceability for testing at high voltages and fast impulses and for quantification of losses in key grid components.

VTT MIKES will develop metrology for UHV dielectric testing, traceability for fast transient measure-ments and services needed to prove losses.

Call 2014: Metrology for Industry

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 date1/05/1530/04/18

Collaborative partners

  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (Project partner)
  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (Project partner)
  • Aalto University (Project partner)
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) (Project partner)
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) (Project partner)
  • ABB AB (Project partner)
  • NKT HV Cables AB (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • electricity grid
  • high voltage
  • ultra-high voltage UHV
  • dielectric testing