What you need to know about the G3-PLC technology

It is the future of Asian electric grids.
A radical change is sweeping energy generation and distribution systems across the world. The rapid adoption of renewable energy sources means that electric grids need to become smarter, and energy companies must find the right technology in order to keep up with consumers’ swiftly changing energy consumption habits.
“Tomorrow’s electric grid will be totally different,” said Bernard Lassus, chairman of the G3-PLC Alliance.
“The management of this grid will be totally different. We will need data in order to manage this grid,” he said, speaking at the sidelines of the Alliance’s annual general assembly in Paris, France. Lassus noted that the increasing popularity of renewable energy sources, such as the rising use of photovoltaic cells, means that even ordinary consumers can now be producers of energy.

Technology has blurred the traditional line between energy producers and consumers. Against the backdrop of these changes, the G3-PLC Alliance advocates efficient grid management through the use of smart and reliable communication technology.

Itron First to Achieve G3-PLC Certification for Linky Smart Meter

Certification reinforces Itron’s ability and commitment to support ERDF’s smart meter rollout in France LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — March 17, 2016 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that it is the first company to achieve G3-PLC certification for its Linky smart meters, receiving certification for its single-phase meters. G3-PLC certification verifies the performance, conformance and interoperability of Linky smart meters that use G3 Power Line Carrier (PLC) communications technology.

Renesas Electronics Launches Third Generation Single-Chip Powerline Modem Solution Supporting Worldwide Standards and Frequency Bands

Düsseldorf, October 21, 2015 — Renesas Electronics, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the launch of the third generation of its market leading OFDM powerline (PLC) modem solution. It continues to provide the flexibility to support any PLC protocol standard, such as PRIME1.3.6/1.4 and G3, for all global frequency bands including CENELEC A, FCC and ARIB.

G3-PLC Alliance- Election of the new board

The G3-PLC™ Alliance is a consortium formed in order to support, promote and implement G3-PLC in smart grid applications. The objectives of the G3-PLC Alliance are to:


-Support G3-PLC in internationally recognized standards bodies to achieve the rapid adoption of G3-PLC specification worldwide;

-Develop and operate a certification program to facilitate interoperability among G3-PLC adopters;

- Educate the market and promote the value, benefits and applications of G3-PLC;

STCOMET Smart-Meter System-on-Chips from STMicroelectronics Continue to Soar, Powering ERDF-Led Smart-Grid Pilot

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader servings customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has surpassed important milestones with its STCOMET smart-meter System-on-Chip family, enabling utilities worldwide to deliver sustainable electricity, incorporating multiple sources including renewables, by leveraging smart-grid technologies.

May 2015 Landis+Gyr proves G3 PLC technology is right fit for smart metering

Landis+Gyr proves G3 PLC technology is right fit for smart metering
Successful field tests prove the technology’s promise
Zug, Switzerland – May 20th, 2015 – Landis+Gyr, a global leader in supplying energy management solutions, is extending its portfolio to include a smart metering solution that runs on G3 PLC technology. The technology provides the ability to host robust and high-performing energy management solutions that are cost and resource effective – and which contribute to enabling the smart grid and the smart home of the future.