Metrology for the next-generation digital substation instrumentation

Project: EU project

Project Details


Calibration methods for digital hardware used in next-generation power transmission and distribution.
Electrical power industry is facing significant technical challenges as fossil fuels are replaced by more widely distributed and less predictable renewable energy sources.
Project develops calibration and timing methods for the new digital hardware used in power transmission and distribution networks.
VTT MIKES builds a setup for testing instrument transformers with digital outputs and studies satellite-independent means of reference timing distribution to substations in grids.
Call 2017: 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.
AcronymFutureGrid II
Effective start/end date1/06/1830/09/21

Collaborative partners

  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • National Metrological Institute (INRIM) (Project partner)
  • Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) (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)
  • ComSensus, komunikacije in senzorika, d.o.o. (Project partner)
  • Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • University of Strathclyde (Project partner)
  • University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (Project partner)
  • Synaptec Ltd (Project partner)
  • University of Bologna (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • digital substation
  • smart grid