Hybrid PRIME PLC and radio telecom networks

smart gridTelecommunication networks are one of the most important factors for assuring a successful advanced metering infrastructure. The choice of the appropriate technology is not an easy decision for electricity distribution companies. Several questions arise.

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Francisco Guerrero: Francisco Guerrero, Telecommunications Engineer, is a Business Line Manager working within the Strategic and Product Marketing Department, and responsible for Transport and Industrial lines

PRIME v1.4 is ready to improve Smart Grids

primePRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) is a PLC (Power line communication) technology based on the ITU G.9904 specification. It uses OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology to provide an efficient physical connectivity to elements that make up a smart grid, employing medium and low voltage power distribution networks that already exist.

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Benjamin Garcia: Engineer, is part of Teldat’s R&D Department. Within this department he is part of the Industrial & Mobility Team, and he specializes in cellular and PLC connections.

PRIME, Smart-Grid development technology

prime smartgridAn amendment to Spanish law in 2006 requires all domestic electricity meters to include a means for accurate real-time meter readings, as well as remote manageability. These new electricity meters are called smart meters.

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Benjamin Garcia: Engineer, is part of Teldat’s R&D Department. Within this department he is part of the Industrial & Mobility Team, and he specializes in cellular and PLC connections.