This European research project studies the possibilities of novel non-conventional sensors, e.g. optical Faraday effect based sensors, hybrid electrical/optical sensors and air core Rogowski coils for current measurement; and voltage divider based systems for voltage measurement. Many of these technologies already are applied and promise wider bandwidth, and lighter weight, but they are not yet of the required metrological accuracy. This small, targeted project focuses on emerging measurement technologies for control and billing in future power network. The first generation of measurement systems installed in European power network is getting old, and the systems are being replaced. The technologies selected have good potential to replace the traditional systems.
The research is funded by the European Union under the EMRP programme.