IEEE achieves milestone for standard on narrow band powerline communications for smartgrid applications

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Greentech Lead India: IEEE has announced the success of the first sponsor ballot for IEEE P1901.2 “Draft Standard for Low-Frequency (less than 500kHz) Narrowband Power-Line Communications (PLC) for SmartGrid Applications.”

Once approved, the standard is intended to specify a new generation of PLC technology for transmission frequencies of less than 500kHz and addresses a host of existing and emerging smartgrid applications, IEEE said.

IEEE P1901.2 consists of three foundational components –physical/medium access (PHY/MAC) layer, coexistence and electromagnetic-compatibility (EMC) requirements. It supports the balanced and efficient use of the PLC channel by all classes of low-frequency and narrowband devices.

Once approved, this standard will allow for the flow of technology that meets thoseglobal requirements, said Jim LeClare, chair of the IEEE Low-Frequency Narrowband Power-Line Communications Working Group.

“Global industrial communication projects have been moving ahead quickly based on low-frequency, narrowband power-line communications with limited, unified guidance from standards. IEEE P1901.2 brings together all the necessary components needed for the industry to move forward more cost-effectively and efficiently,” LeClare added.

The draft standard helps define detailed mechanisms for coexistence among standard technologies operating in the same frequency band, according to IEEE.

“With this major step forward, we are now closer to the advent of converged standards that will trigger a gigantic world market for a new breed of power-line communications technology,” said Richard Schomberg, vice president of smart-energy standards for EDF Group.

“This standard also bridges the gap of resilience-performance-cost, empowering a large value-added class of applications from home energy-management systems to smart metering and smart energy,” Schomberg added.

The draft standard addresses low-frequency, narrowband PLC over low-voltage lines of less than 1000V between transformer and meter, through transformer low-voltage to medium-voltage (1000V up to 72kV) and through transformer medium-voltage to low-voltage power lines in both urban and in long-distance (multi-kilometer) rural communications. IEEE P1901.2 is also designed to support lighting and solar-panel PLC.

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Greentech Lead India: IEEE has announced the success of the first sponsor ballot for IEEE P1901.2 “Draft Standard for Low-Frequency (less than 500kHz) Narrowband Power-Line Communications (PLC) for SmartGrid Applications.”

Once approved, the standard is intended to specify a new generation of PLC technology for transmission frequencies of less than 500kHz and addresses a host of existing and emerging smartgrid applications, IEEE said.

IEEE P1901.2 consists of three foundational components –physical/medium access (PHY/MAC) layer, coexistence and electromagnetic-compatibility (EMC) requirements. It supports the balanced and efficient use of the PLC channel by all classes of low-frequency and narrowband devices.

Once approved, this standard will allow for the flow of technology that meets thoseglobal requirements, said Jim LeClare, chair of the IEEE Low-Frequency Narrowband Power-Line Communications Working Group.

“Global industrial communication projects have been moving ahead quickly based on low-frequency, narrowband power-line communications with limited, unified guidance from standards. IEEE P1901.2 brings together all the necessary components needed for the industry to move forward more cost-effectively and efficiently,” LeClare added.

The draft standard helps define detailed mechanisms for coexistence among standard technologies operating in the same frequency band, according to IEEE.

“With this major step forward, we are now closer to the advent of converged standards that will trigger a gigantic world market for a new breed of power-line communications technology,” said Richard Schomberg, vice president of smart-energy standards for EDF Group.

“This standard also bridges the gap of resilience-performance-cost, empowering a large value-added class of applications from home energy-management systems to smart metering and smart energy,” Schomberg added.

The draft standard addresses low-frequency, narrowband PLC over low-voltage lines of less than 1000V between transformer and meter, through transformer low-voltage to medium-voltage (1000V up to 72kV) and through transformer medium-voltage to low-voltage power lines in both urban and in long-distance (multi-kilometer) rural communications. IEEE P1901.2 is also designed to support lighting and solar-panel PLC.

[email protected]

 

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