Electrical Energy Meters – Alternating Current: Comment on OIML R 46

Closed 31 Mar 2020

Opened 21 Feb 2020


The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has been working with the International Organisation of Legal Metrology (OIML) to revise the international standard for Electrical Energy Meters – Alternating Current. The OIML R 46 standard is the international Recommendation for the requirements and testing procedures used to evaluate these instruments.

 As part of this process, we are seeking input on the Third Working Draft (3WD) of the revision of OIML R 46: Electrical Energy Meters – Alternating Current (a.c.). The insight you provide will form part of a consolidated Australian submission on the 3WD of the revision of OIML R 46. Comments you provide will allow NMI to better represent Australian industry and facilitate international trade in the development of this international Recommendation.

Consultation documents

Third Working Draft Revision of OIML R 46 document:

Consultation paper

If you experience any difficulty accessing these documents, please contact us.


Please use the stakeholder comments form to record your comments on the 3WD of OIML R 46 document. The stakeholder comments form can also be used to provide comment on the subgroup topics as well as the four issues outlined in the consultation paper. Please email the form to InternationalLegalMetrology@measurement.gov.au

Privacy Collection Statement

The Department is conducting a consultation as part of the revision and development of an international standard – OIML R 46: Electrical Energy Meters – Alternating Current (a.c.).

 The Department is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles outlined in Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which regulates how we may collect, use, disclose and store personal information.

 The Department will collect from this consultation your personal information (including your name, organisation, email and phone number) so that we are able to contact you, if needed to seek clarification regarding any comments you provide on the 3WD of OIML R 46.

NMI intends to publically release the contents of submissions. The contents of submissions will be published on the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Consultation Hub webpage. Contents of submissions will be de-identified where possible. However, if you would like your submission to be treated as confidential please indicate this in the ‘confidential submission’ section of the stakeholder comments form.

 Your personal information will be accessed by departmental staff who are involved with the drafting of the consolidated Australian submission on the Third Working Draft of OIML R 46.

 Your information will not be used or disclosed without your consent, except as set out above or where authorised or required by law. Any request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) for a submission marked ‘confidential’ to be made available will be determined in accordance with freedom of information laws.

 Personal information will be stored and held in accordance with the Department’s obligations under the Archives Act 1983 (Cth). For further information, please refer to the Department’s Privacy Policy.


  • Pattern Approval Applicants
  • Interested parties, domestic and international
  • Utility Meter Verifiers
  • Verifying Authorities


  • Measurement
  • OIML
  • NMI
  • International Organisation of Legal Metrology
  • Electricity