PRIME Alliance standardizes BPL Smart Meter Gateway solution for management of complex electric grids
As global decarbonization initiatives accelerate, massive volumes of data are required to manage electric grids, driven by the proliferation of distributed renewable generation, storage devices, EVs and regulatory mandates.
Management of grids with millions of connected devices requires reliable and economical high-speed communication among the devices and to network control centers. Therefore, the PRIME Alliance has standardized the first use case for Broadband-Powerline (BPL), the BPL Smart Meter Gateway solution, based on the ITU’s G.hn standard. This standardized solution delivers cost-effective load management and security capabilities that enable stability and operational reliability in the grid.
Solutions built on PRIME BPL’s new standard for Smart Meter Gateway provide intelligence at the edge, reliable high-speed communication, security, network coverage, and lower cost in one already-proven integrated solution. Other use cases not yet fully standardized by PRIME, including Corinex’s BPL EnergyGrid solution, are already available to provide similar benefits.
This new BPL PRIME standard for Smart Meter Gateways will complement PRIME Alliance’s existing offering, which will deliver a full range of solutions for energy distributors and energy customers.