The Competitive Metering Industry Group (CMIG) represents the accredited metering service providers currently providing metering installation services in the National Electricity Market (NEM). The CMIG works to promote the development of an efficient, effective and nationally consistent competitive metering market in the NEM by representing the metering industries views on policy and regulation to government, regulatory and industry bodies while supporting the development and publication of:
CMIG member organisations are members of Master Electricians Australia (MEA) and the CMIG has been convened as a sub-branch of MEA.
Code for safe installation of type 4 whole current electricity metering in the National Electricity Market. This draft code is being adhered to by CMIG members and is scheduled to be reviewed in early 2020 and then released as a final version.
Competitive Metering Industry Group Terms of Reference.
Smart meters create the opportunity of more efficient field processes to reduce cost on energy consumers. One of these is the ability to remotely disconnect and reconnect properties using a switch in the meters when consumer move out or move in of properties. This removes the need for field workers to visit the premise twice, one to disconnect and again to reconnect the property.
When service like this are operated remotely to a consumers property, it is import they are delivered in a manner that ensures energy consumers remain safe from electrical hazards.
The members of CMIG have worked with Energy Retailers to develop an industry code of practice for the safe delivery of these remote services.
The development of the code was informed by a Semi Quantitative Risk Assessment (SQRA®) carried out by the respected engineering firm GHD with input from Energy Retailers and Metering Providers.
In February 2019, the members of CMIG agreed to form a Working Group to develop a guideline for electricity metering installation design requirements. The objective of the guideline is to ensure that buildings being constructed and upgraded in the NEM can be configured in a manner that supports the safe, efficient, accurate and secure installation of metering equipment.
The guideline has been called the “Metering Installation Requirements” (MIR’s).
The working group has been guided by its terms of reference and has been working since February to build consensus on these Metering Installation Requirements.
An initial draft of the MIR’s covering Whole Current metering installations has been released and we are now seeking feedback from the broader industry on these draft requirements by November 30 2019.
Feedback can be provided via the members of the Working Group.
The Working Group is now working on documenting the requirements for LV CT Metering and will look to include these along with feedback on this draft in a further version to be released by the end of 2019.