may not like paying bills for electricity or natural
gas, but at least you dont have to wonder if your
bill is right. NIST has worked with utility companies
and government regulators for many years to ensure fair
measurement of these commodities.
example, the accuracy of electricity meters for every
U.S. home relies on NIST standards. State public utility
commissions send their best meters to NIST for calibration.
These instruments then are used to calibrate meters
used by inspectors in the field.