Introduction & Metering Code

Introduction & Metering Code
INTRODUCTION:

All energy meters to be deployed in Nigeria must meet the general requirements of the Nigerian Metering Code Version 02
These requirements which are generally specified in Section 4 of the Code include:
Applicable Voltage, Current & Frequency Standards
Accuracy
Type of Connection points
Casing
Location of Check & Metering Systems
Communication
EXCERPTS OF NERC METERING CODE:

SECTION 4.1. GENERAL
The technical specifications enunciated herein are a summary of minimum requirements for energy meters and metering accessories approved for use in Nigeria’s electricity network. It is aimed at promoting quality of energy metering in Nigeria to ensure fair play in energy transactions among utilities and customers and safety of all meter users. The specifications cover the following:
Electromechanical Meters
Electronic Meters
Prepaid Meters
Automatic Meter Reading Systems (AMR)
Smart Metering
Current Limiters
Metering Accessories
Metering Panels
SECTION 4.1.1.:
This Code recognizes all the existing meter technologies however the framework for future deployment of meters shall be smart metering.
SECTION 4.1.2. :
The specifications for the energy meters to be deployed in Nigeria are prepared in accordance with the following International
Standards:
IEC 62052-11
IEC 62053-11,21,22 and 23
IEC 62055-41 and 52
IEC 62056
IEC 60044-1,2 and 3