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Media Agreement

The PRIME Alliance 2016 media agreement

The PRIME Alliance has established an important agreement with Metering & Smart Energy International, the leading player in the energy and utility media industry, to ensure the right level of coverage of all PWG activities in 2016.  

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PRIME selected as one of the top 5 projects by the ARENA
(Australian Renewable Energy Networks Agency)

by Angel Hernandez, PRIME Promotions Chairman 

Energex DNO (Distribution Network Operator) in the growing region of South East Queensland, PRIME PLC project was recognized by ARENA as one of the top five (5) Australian Projects out of the 132 Projects presented.

As part of its Smart Grid Pilots, Energex ran a pilot adopting PRIME PLC Technology provided by Ormazabal Current and Landis+Gyr to understand the performance of the PRIME PLC on typical Energex LV Networks, overhead and underground. Two (2) type of expected data traffics were established and tested continuously including large volume of data (e.g. energy/engineering profiles) and low volume near real time data (e.g. for simulated control and pricing signals). 

This pilot is the real proof that PRIME PLC technology has become a communication foundation not only for Smart Metering but also Smart Grid applications such as Demand Response.

Sponsoring Members:

 ZIV                 Ormazabal                Sagecom      

DEPLOYMENT MILESTONES

More than 11,5 Million Meters Deployed Worldwide

PROMOTIONAL WORKING GROUP UPDATE

2016-2017 Prime ADvanced Promotions (PAD)

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For the new NEW Advanced and Foundation PAD packages!

First come, first serve! Limited number of PAD packages

Deadline by September 16, 2016!

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COMING UP

EUW 16

European Utility Week, 15 – 17 November
Barcelona, Spain

This year, the PRIME Alliance will be present at the European Utility Week’s exhibition once again. Come visit us at booth 3G121. More details on the map below or the official event website

ISPLC

IEEE International Symposium on PLC , 3 – 5 April
Madrid, Spain

IEEE ISPLC 2017's main topic is “Smart Grid and its Industry” and will focus on industry applications of power line communications, theoretical and practical aspects of communications theory, algorithms, channel and noise measurements, EMC, simulation and real implementations, evaluation and lessons from field trials and related experience, network planning, installation, operation and management, protocols, cybersecurity, standards and regulations pertaining to communications via power lines.

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ATTENDED EVENTS

UTCAL

UTC Latin America, 6 – 8 April
Florianópolis, Brazil

As in the previous year, the PRIME Alliance has been sponsoring the Latin American Utilities Telecom Council Summit 2016 in Florianópolis, Brazil, from April 6th to 8th, 2016. ZIV, as a board member of the PRIME Alliance, presented the PRIME Experience not only in Europe, but also in Brazil. Additionally, a special and dedicated PRIME Alliance Workshop led by EDP, GNF, and Elektro/Iberdrola took place on the afternoon of April 5th, before the official commencement of the event. Read more here.

Future Grid Central Asia, 14 – 15 April
Astana, Kazakhstan

The Central Asian Conference serves as a knowledge and experience-sharing platform for the development and implementation of future electricity grids across the value chain.

Energa, as a board member of the PRIME Alliance, presented the experience of PRIME in real Commercial Roll Out and the newest technological breakthrough. 

African Utility Week, 17 – 19 May
Cape Town, South Africa

The 16th edition of African Utility Week, the only global conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utilities offers a unique networking opportunity.

The PRIME Alliance sponsored this conference and exhibited two presentations: one led by Iberdrola about their experience in deploying PRIME in their STAR Projects and the other one led by PRIME Alliance presenting the benefits of using a standardized, open and royalty free technology for the benefit of all industry stakeholders.

Asian Utility Week, 31 May – 1 June
Bangkok, Thailand

The 17th edition of the Asian Utility Week will focus on bringing innovations in Smart Grids strategy to Asian utilities. Sagemcom, as a board member of the PRIME Alliance, will present how to leverage PRIME to enable Smart Grid in addition to displaying the wide portfolio of references.

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP UPDATE

PRIME Alliance Testing platform 1.4 – Certification by Aitor Arzuaga, head of the Certification Technical Working Group with contribution of DNV GL Labs and Neuron

Upon finalization of the PRIME v1.4 specifications, the PRIME Alliance Certification Task Force began in 2013 the work to implement a certification process for the new specification. The work was focused on two main areas:

• Definition of the new v1.4 test cases for each of the sublayers and use cases, and device roles (base nodes, service nodes). This work has been tackled by PRIME Alliance experts and finished in mid-2015.

• Definition of the toolkit required to implement the certification process in partner laboratories. The result of this work allowed the PRIME Alliance to issue an RFI and RFQ to its members for the implementation of this toolkit according to the aforementioned definition document. After this process PRIME Alliance contracted the work to the consortium DNV/Neuron for the implementation of the toolkit. This work has been accomplished

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Tecnalia

Cybersecurity by Ibon Ugarteche

In the implementation of communication technologies in the Smart Grids, it is necessary to strengthen cybersecurity requirements of both the components and the systems integrated. In some FP7 European projects, TECNALIA has analyzed the vulnerabilities in components and systems of the Smart Grids. The consequence of this analysis is the definition of the cybersecurity specifications in different protocols and the best implementation of the utility requirements. As official laboratory in PRIME, TECNALIA has taken part in the definition of the security levels and it is involved in the evaluation of conformity of specific devices, e.g. Smart Meters and Data Concentrators. As official laboratory for DLMS functionality in several countries, TECNALIA implements testing tools to evaluate the different levels of security and to ensure the compliance with the security levels required by the utilities.

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New certifications have been granted to:

ZPA El Sewedy, with the second profile of their three-phase energy meter, AM360 P2.
Landis+Gyr, with their single-phase service node, ZXCe110CRU0L0D2.03 S3.

PRIME ALLIANCE MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

The PRIME Alliance welcomes new members (since the last Newsletter) continuing the worldwide expansion of interest in the PRIME Standard. 

Reallin Electro Co., Ltd 
Technology Applications

Teldat, S.A.
Telecommunications

Vango Technologies
Smart Grid Semiconductors

Becoming a PRIME Alliance regular member is open to companies who agree to actively support and promote an open specification for the benefit of the end-user and all industry stakeholders. 

Joining is a simple process and all details can be found on our website in the Join PRIME section.

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