ECALIBER accredited for smart meter compliance sampling in Canada


Jeff Pettit,
President & CEO,
ERTH Corporation
Ingersoll, ON, Canada — (METERING.COM) — June 13, 2011 – Power solution provider ERTH (Holdings) division ECALIBER has become the first company to be accredited by Measurement Canada to perform compliance sampling of both single and three phase electronic smart meters.

Over 4.5 million smart meters have been installed in Ontario, but under Measurement Canada guidelines these meters need to be tested over time to ensure their accuracy. Many utilities plan to simply replace these meters which will drive additional costs to end use consumers.
Compliance sampling allows for a small amount of meters – from 1 percent to 16 percent – to be pulled from the field and for their results to be representative of the rest of the meters. Compliance sampling thus saves significantly on meter changes, work order and overhead costs associated with replacing all meters at seal expiry.
“We are extremely pleased that ERTH Holdings Inc., through its ECALIBER division, are the first to enable electronic meter compliance sampling to the Canadian marketplace,” commented Jeff Pettit, president and CEO of ERTH Corporation.
ECALIBER is accredited by Measurement Canada to verify all types of hydro meters and have processed over 800,000 meters since its inception.