Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- May 18, 2010 - Testing and certification laboratory MET Laboratories has been awarded a contract by Navigant Consulting to perform side-by-side accuracy testing for Texas smart watthour meters.

Testing will begin this week.

Each test will compare the accuracy of two sets of 25 meters that undergo changing temperature and load conditions, according to a test sequence.  One set of meters will be solid state smart meters with integrated communication modules, while the control set will be electromechanical single phase meters.

The testing is on behalf of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the transmission and distribution service providers it regulates, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, AEP Texas Central Company, and AEP Texas North Company.