During the last two years we have seen so many things happening in the EU smart metering environment, as more and more utilities have started to actively look for the right infrastructure to ensure an effective and smooth business transformation to meet new ever-growing market, regulatory and consumer demands.
At the same time, a variety of technologies and platforms, ranging from dozens of proprietary solutions to standardised protocols are starting to be shaped through implementations and field experience. Leaders in this technology space have clearly identified themselves by being chosen by the most important players in energy market.
By the leaders we specifically mean PRIME and G3-PLC. Its followers often argue about advantages and disadvantages of each of the technologies, which however have previously never been tested in absolutely identical environment.
ADD-GRUP’s Universal Hardware and Communication Platform supporting S-FSK IEC 61334-5-1, PRIME and G3 on the same devices has been used in an unprecedented and unique experiment, where meters and data concentrators have been tested in both PRIME and G3-PLC in the same environment. The uniqueness of experiment is characterized by the following:
- Same meters and data concentrators
- Same transformer substation, users and network environment
- Same HES
- Same data models and configurations
- Transition from PRIME to G3-PLC through a firmware change
- No replacement of meters, concentrators, consumer switching or disconnections
This project has been successfully completed and accepted by the customer Sadales Tikls (Latvia), having achieved the target data collection rate of 100%!
Visit ADD at booth No. 3G109 and find out more about the deployment and usage of PLC technologies globally, across different environments, with ever-stable and predictable system performance.
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