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The U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has chosen EnerNex Smart Grid Labs (SGL) to validate a National Institute of Standards and Technology test framework related to advanced metering.

Specifically, EnerNex will ensure that remote smart meter firmware upgrade schemes are interoperable according to applicable National Electrical Manufacturers Association standards. The company will provide support as an industry partner for the merit review criteria portion of the project ,which entails evaluating the framework, writing test plans, overseeing the testing infrastructure and providing feedback to the stakeholders.

EnerNex explains that standardization related to secure, remote upgradeability of smart meters is growing in importance as more electric utilities adopt advanced metering infrastructure.

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