G3-PLC Alliance at European Utility Week 2018

G3-PLC Alliance presents itself at the upcoming European Utility Week (EUW) from 6th to 8th November in Vienna. After a series of successful visits at key conferences and fairs across the globe, the EUW marks the final stage for the alliance in this year's trade fairs calendar.

As energy transition proceeds, the importance of using adequate communications to manage the increasingly complex electricity grids rises. On a 60m2 booth at European Utility Week, the G3-PLC Alliance demonstrates the impact and advantages of G3-PLC.

Marc Delandre, G3-PLC Alliance General Secretary, says, “The European Utility Week has been an integral part of the G3-PLC Alliance's event calendar for many years now. The event is a unique opportunity for coming together with different stakeholder groups within the energy sector from all over the world. We can reach a large target group to promote the use of G3-PLC in smart grid applications.”

Certification program and showcase of certified products
G3-PLC Alliance operates a G3-PLC certification program to faciliate interoperability between all the adopters of the G3-PLC standard. Certification covers chipset and a wide range of G3-PLC products. Manufacturers can certify products as well as platforms. G3-PLC Alliance has 234 certified devices consisting of 140 platforms and 94 products from 39 different vendors so far. The alliance will showcase a selection of certified products from alliance members at the EUW booth, including smart meters and other G3-PLC devices.

Projects and applications
Several screens at the booth will offer presentation videos of applications and projects using G3-PLC. The use cases range four kinds of applications:

  • Smart metering
  • Network services & remote control of renewable energy items
  • Energy management systems
  • Railway applications in Italy

Furthermore, a G3-PLC demonstration suitcase will be featured, allowing to perform a realistic demonstration of a G3-PLC based metering system. With rollout and operation, PLC network characterisation, certification and field diagnosis, the suitcase covers the simulation of all steps for a G3-PLC pilot.

G3-PLC Alliance will be found at booth A.f30. For appointment requests please contact Marc Delandre by e-mail to marc.delandre@g3-plc.com.

About G3-PLC
G3-PLC is a protocol for narrow band low frequency powerline communications. G3-PLC facilitates high-speed, highly-reliable, long-range communication over the existing powerline grid. With the ability to cross transformers, infrastructure costs are reduced and with its support of IPv6, G3-PLC will support powerline communications into the future.

About the G3-PLC Alliance
The G3-PLC Alliance was formed in order to support, promote and implement G3-PLC in smart grid applications. Its members come from the key stakeholders in the smart grid ecosystem. The objectives of the G3-PLC Alliance consortium are to support G3-PLC in internationally recognized standards bodies to achieve the rapid adoption of G3-PLC specification worldwide and to develop a framework for equipment testing to facilitate interoperability among adopters. Moreover, the Alliance educates the market and promotes the value, benefits and applications of G3-PLC.

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Marc Delandre
G3-PLC Alliance General Secretary