Support for standardisation of high voltage testing with composite and combined wave shapes

Project: EU project

Project Details


Standards for traceable testing of electrical grid components to prevent disruption from operational events.

The reliability of high voltage electricity grids crucially depends on adequate testing of grid components. One of these tests involves the application of composite and combined wave shapes. However, at present, there is inadequate traceability of these wave shapes possibly resulting in incorrect test results.

Project will investigate the interaction of impulse voltages superimposed with AC and DC voltages enabling optimised and traceable test setups to be created.

VTT MIKES coordinates development of a modular voltage divider and evaluation software package for combined and composite wave shapes.

Call 2019: Metrology for Pre- and Co-normative Research

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 date1/05/2030/04/23

Collaborative partners

  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Fundación para el Fomento de la Innovación Industrial (FFII) (Project partner)
  • National Metrological Institute (INRIM) (Project partner)
  • Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) (Project partner)
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Project partner)
  • TÜBİTAK National Metrology Institute (UME) (Project partner)
  • AME Srl (Project partner)
  • Tampere University (Project partner)
  • Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) (Project partner)
  • Graz University of Technology (Project partner)
  • Haefely AG (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • high voltage testing
  • composite wave shape
  • combined wave shape
  • electricity grid