KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EnerNex Smart Grid Labs (SGL) in partnership with MET Laboratories today announced an arrangement for collaboration on testing, analysis and training services for their energy industry clients. SGL and MET Labs work with a similar client base, offering complementary sets of services. Through this partnership, clients will benefit from the efficiencies gained in leveraging the combined resources of both companies within one comprehensive program.
“We are thrilled to partner with a company that has such a strong reputation in serving the electric power industry,” said MET Labs VP of Business Development Kevin Harbarger. “It makes perfect sense to join our complimentary offerings of EnerNex’s Smart Grid Labs and MET’s Smart Meter testing and certification services, so that customers on both sides can reap the time and cost benefits of bundled or referred services.”
Together Smart Grid Labs and MET Labs will offer solutions to utilities and their vendors that build upon each company’s innovative expertise, combining to create a premier full service offering across a number of energy industry domains.
Specific technical capabilities covered under this collaboration include:
EnerNex’s areas of focus
- Distribution Automation System Testing
- Cyber and Physical Security Testing
- Utility Communications Protocol Testing
- Advanced Metering Infrastructure Testing
MET Labs areas of focus
- Meter Accuracy, Reliability, and Safety Testing
- Photovoltaic Panel Testing
- Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Testing
- Inverter Testing
EnerNex Chief Technology Officer Erich Gunther stated: “Smart Grid Labs and MET Labs share a vision for providing our clients with high quality expert services to assure that systems and devices conform to end user expectations, and enable secure interoperability. Our collaboration will expedite the product evaluation and selection process for clients and accelerate readiness for deployment.”
EnerNex is a Knoxville, Tennessee based electric power research, engineering, and consulting firm specializing in the development and application of new electric power technologies. EnerNex Smart Grid Labs provide a range of testing, analysis and hands-on training services for energy sector clients. The SGL offers customized communications, security, standards compliance, technology evaluation and interoperability analysis leveraging the firm’s laboratory platform comprised of leading industry products.
MET Labs, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland is the first OSHA-licensed Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and is the leading meter testing and certification laboratory in North America. MET Labs maintains an impressive list of meter testing recognitions and experience, including: A2LA accreditation; FCC-appointed TCB; Only company recognized by Measurement Canada to test electricity meters; Voting member in ANSI C12 Main committee; and Voting member in NIST's Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Testing & Certification Committee.
For more information on the collaboration or testing services, please contact Carrie Owens, PR and Marketing Manager, EnerNex or visit www.smartgridlabs.com.
EnerNex, established in 2003, provides research, engineering and consulting services, for the electric power industry. EnerNex focuses on providing services around the development and application of new and emerging electric power technologies to engineer a cleaner, smarter energy system of the future. In February 2012, the company launched EnerNex Smart Grid Labs a premier interoperability testing and evaluation facility.
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About MET Labs
MET Laboratories is a leading independent electrical testing & certification lab providing true single-source testing in four world-class laboratories in Maryland, California & Texas, and through wholly-owned China, Taiwan, Korea & Italy operations. MET Laboratories offers a unique array of testing services and accreditations, and partners with leading laboratories to offer comprehensive global compliance solutions. For over 50 years, MET has provided leading-edge customers with unparalleled facilities and technical know-how, and real-time online tracking of each project’s progress.