The benefits of submitting devices to the SMDA scheme
SMDA testing offers manufacturers comfort that their devices comply with the Scheme requirements under the Smart Metering Equipment Technical Specification (SMETS) and ensures smart meter equipment will work effectively and is interchangeable with other equipment in a smart environment.
The SMDA testing covers areas which other testing activities don’t. As well as identifying common issues being found by other testing activities, the Test House has also identified issues which haven’t been picked up elsewhere. This is enabling parties to resolve issues before mass roll-out of smart metering equipment, saving significant time, cost and resources.
Members of the SMDA scheme have access to all of the test scripts used, enabling manufacturers to carry out pre-testing and helping them reduce costs further.