The U.S. National Work Group (USNWG) formed in August 2012, to develop proposed requirements for commercial electricity-measuring devices (including those used in sub-metering electricity at residential and business locations and those used to measure and sell electricity dispensed as a vehicle fuel) and to ensure that the prescribed methodologies and standards facilitate measurements that are traceable to the International System of Units (SI). This work is not intended to address utility metering in the home or business where the electricity metered is consumed by the end purchaser and that falls under the authority of entities such as the local utility commission.
The USNWG will review and propose changes as needed to:
Included among the topics to be discussed by the USNWG for current and emerging device technologies used in commercial electric measuring systems are: (1) Method-of-sale requirements; (2) metrology laboratory standards and test procedures; (3) uncertainties; (4) measurement traceability; (5) tolerances and other technical requirements for commercial measuring systems; (6) existing standards for testing equipment; (7) field implementation; (8) data analysis; (9) field test and type evaluation procedures; (10) field enforcement issues; (11) training at all levels; and (12) other relevant issues identified by the USNWG.
The USNWG's technical output may result in the revision of current standards or the development of new standards for testing equipment, including documents such as the NIST Handbook 105 Series: Specifications and Tolerances for Reference Standards and Field Standard Weights and Measures available on the NIST OWM/Publication website; NIST HB 44: Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, and NIST Examination Procedure Outlines (EPO), as well as proposed changes to requirements and testing procedures for commercial devices and systems used to assess charges to consumers for electric vehicle fuel.
On August 26, 2016, the USNWG agreed to modify its June 2013 version of Operational Guidelines to restructure into two subgroups to better address the two commercial equipment applications within the work group’s scope: (1) Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) and (2) Watthour Type Electric Meters (WHE).
EVSE DRAFT Examination Procedure Outline (EPO)
In December 2015 Draft EPO 30 was distributed as a starting point for the Test Procedure Subcommittee and EVSE Subgroup discussions. An EPO includes the minimum recommended procedures to be used in official inspection and testing of commercial weighing and measuring equipment. The EPO is intended for routine test and inspection of an EVSE by officials/service industry to compliance with HB requirements. NIST developed EPO 30 based on device design, performance, test, operation requirements in NIST Handbook 44 Sections 1.10. General Code, 3.40. Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems – Tentative Code, and 5.55 Timing Devices. Please note that no meeting date has been established for the start of discussions about Draft EPO 30.
The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) began accepting applications for Alternating Current (AC) systems November 1, 2021. NCWM Publication 14 Checklist for EVSE devices is based on NIST Handbook 44 Sections 1.10, 3.40, and 5.55.
Web Conference of the USNWG Electric Watt Hour Subgroup
Contact Ms. Warfield to obtain login details.
Web Conference of the USNWG Electric Vehicle Fueling Equipment Subgroup
Contact Juana Williams to obtain login details.
|USNWG Operating Guidelines:|
For meeting summaries from 2013-2022, please sent a request to the USNWG Contact listed below.
For meeting agendas from January 7-8, 2014 up through July 6, 2016 please send a request to the USNWG Contact listed below
|Latest Codes:||NIST Handbook 130: Method of Sale Regulation for Electricity Sold as Vehicle Fuel
IV. Uniform Regulations
NIST Handbook 44: Device Code Requirements for Electric Vehicle Fueling
Development of International Standards: During the October 2016 15th International Conference of the 51st CIML a new project in TC 12 Instruments for measuring electrical quantities was approved, for the revision of Recommendation (R) 46 (2012) Active electrical energy meters to address new and different technology and applications. Initial work on an international document on EVSE requirements and test procedures was done as part of the revision process for R 46. This effort was subsequently split off into a separate new project group established in October 2021 under TC 12 P3 Electric vehicle charging stations. The TC 12 P3 is on a faster track to develop a self-contained OIML Guide for EVSE that is separate from R 46 for publication possibly before ongoing revisions to R 46 are complete. A separate OIML publication for EVSEs allows the project group to fully address the unique aspects of electric vehicle charging application, such as the direct sales nature of transactions, means of conveying the measurement result, and typical progressions of current levels over time.
OIML Guide, G XX Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment will be based on R 46 and is intended to address built for purpose systems which incorporate AC or DC energy metrology whether that metrology is accomplished by using a separate type approved meter or integrated into the electronics of the EVSE. Once the OIML project group completes the development of the Guide it will start work to produce a full Recommendation for EVSEs.
R 46 and G.XX CONTACT(S):
Ms. Katya Delak - katya.delak [at] nist.gov (301) 975-2520
Mr. Ralph Richter - ralph.richter [at] nist.gov (301) 975-3997
OIML R 46 Active electrical energy meters. Available on the OIML website at: www.oiml.org
For the latest on the development of G.XX Electrical Vehicle Supply Equipment by TC 12 P3 is also available on the OIML website at: www.oiml.org