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FAQs about powerline communication technology

Around two decades ago, many discussions were ongoing about whether narrowband powerline communication (PLC) technology was appropriate for dedicated applications, with the primary focus being on Automatic Meter Reading (AMR).

Enhancing the resilience of energy infrastructure using G3-PLC

Sumitomo Electric and TEPCO PG have jointly developed a remote monitoring system using G3-PLC communication for underground power transmission lines

Hybrid G3-PLC for an effortless KPI

Needless to say that low voltage powerlines, unlike fiber-optics or other types of wired communication solutions, are quite a harsh communication network, where different...

PRIME & G3-PLC comparison at large substations

G3-PLC shows the best data collection results in noisy areas with up to 300 smart meters per substation - ADD Grup projects reveal.

Sagemcom’s G3-PLC meters receive alliance certification

Sagemcom said that its G3-PLC single and three phase products have passed Cenelec A G3-PLC technology according to ITU G.9903 specification confirming full operation of...

Marc Boillot to chair G3-PLC Alliance

Marc Boillot, senior vice president at ERDF, in charge of strategy and project development, has been elected as the new chairman of the G3-PLC...

G3-PLC Alliance – opening the road to a smarter grid

The need for an intelligent power grid has become obvious in recent years. But without standards, interoperability and efficiency suffers. To overcome these barriers the G3-PLC specification was released by ERDF (Electricité Réseau Distribution France) in 2009 as part of an international initiative to standardize around a single communication technology. Since the publication of the first comparative performance results against other powerline communications (PLC) technologies at the Metering Europe 2009 conference in Barcelona, the G3-PLC has been of interest to many utilities, standards bodies and other stakeholders of the smart grid. The programme to test and analyze the new protocol and modem was of such interest that ERDF and the original developers decided in early 2011 to support and expand the movement by creating the G3-PLC Alliance.

The G3 PLC Alliance unveils its interoperability process

Paris, October 8, 2012 - The G3-PLC Alliance announced the interoperability process for the PHY layer is completely defined. A first implementation of the process led to a final plug fest where 5 implementations – from Freescale, Maxim, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments - were shown to be successfully interoperable. Jean Vigneron, General Secretary, is excited to announce that the interoperability process for the PHY layer is not only open to G3-PLC Alliance members, but also to any new implementers of the G3-PLC protocol.

The interoperability process for the MAC layer is currently under definition and will be completed during 2012; the interoperability processes for the 6LowPAN layer and the overall protocol stack will be defined in the first quarter of 2013. All these processes will be open to the members of the G3-PLC Alliance in order to allow the greatest possible interoperability of all different G3-PLC implementations.

G3-PLC Alliance announces 6 new members

The G3-PLC Alliance has announced further growth in membership and welcomed six new members from across the globe in 2019.

Enexis launches smart meter pilot using G3-PLC technology

[img:Enexis_0.jpg| ]Rosmalen, The Netherlands --- (METERING.COM) --- September 28, 2012 - Enexis, an independent Dutch DSO, has started a smart meter pilot in the Netherlands using G3-PLC (powerline communication) technology.

In the pilot a total of 1,000 interoperable Elster and Sagemcom G3-PLC smart electricity meters will be installed in households in the coming months.

Landis+Gyr says G3 PLC is ‘proven success’ in Switzerland

Energy management company Landis+Gyr has said that multiple tests run by the company in Switzerland have established that G3 PLC is ready for use...

Germany’s Devolo targets Irish market with G3-PLC tech

In Europe, German powerline communications company Devolo has expanded into the Irish market to tap into the EU country member's target of deploying 2.2 million smart...