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Third PRIME Utility to Utility User Group Conference 2017
to be held in Gdansk 

by Angel Hernandez, PRIME Promotional Chairman 

With the ongoing expansion of PRIME Alliance, the third annual Utility to Utility User Group Conference, will take place in Gdansk, Poland from the 9th to 10th of May 2017, hosted by Energa.

The agenda will include deployment presentations by EDP, Energa Operator, GNF and Iberdrola and also the PRIME Pilot Experience and challenges from Neoenergia in Brazil. Valuable information will be shared on deployment tools, integration of new processes in the company, systems, and lessons learnt during their ongoing commercial deployments based upon open PRIME standard. 

The conference is free of charge to attend and the utilities participating do not need to be PRIME Members. It is an open conference where quality experiences, realities and information will be exchanged in an open, transparent and trusted manner among colleagues.

To register, please fill out this form.

Sponsoring Members:

 ZIV        Ormazabal      Sagecom   El Sewedy

DEPLOYMENT MILESTONES

Presented by:

ZIV

PROMOTIONAL WORKING GROUP UPDATE

Market News

Landis+Gyr

As part of the 2.5 Million PRIME Smart Meters that Iberdrola will deploy in 2017 and 2018 to fulfil its regulatory obligation, Landis +Gyr will provide 700’000 PRIME Smart Meters showing its full commitment to the PRIME.  

For further info please click here

 

WPD & Analysys Mason

On 14th February a delegation from Western Power Distribution and Analysys Mason from UK visited Iberdrola installations to better understand the performance and applications delivered by PRIME in a Smart Metering and Smart Grid commercial deployment. We believe that the use of  DNOs LV and MV grid assets will unleash a new portfolio of service for the benefit of the consumers and the DNOs. Stay tuned as Analysys Mason will prepare a report assessing the communications solutions that can effectively support deployment of Smart Grid applications.

 

PRIME Workshop in Ankara 

On March 15th, under the leadership of ELDER (The association of Turkish DSOs), a PRIME workshop took place in Ankara with the presence of Turkish DSOs, Regulator and industry.  Experience of PRIME large roll-outs and worldwide deployments with different technical challenges and solutions were presented to the audience and openly discussed with the attendees. This workshop can be considered as a very successful exchange of experiences. We are looking forward to establishing strong partnerships with the certifications labs to empower the transfer of the know-how to all stakeholders in Turkey.

Under the presidency of Republic of Turkey Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) and with the coordination ELDER, “Turkey’s Roadmap for Transition to Smart Grids Project” (TAS2023) is being developed by the DSOs in Turkey. With this project, the transformation journey of the sector for over the last decade is getting ready to pass another major milestone. On TAS2023 project, road map for transition to smart grids will be designed accordingly. Within the scope of this project, current knowledge of sector will be considered as a major project input with benefitting electricity distribution companies conducted R&D outputs subject to Smart Grid supported by EMRA. The project is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2017

COMING UP

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP UPDATE

New certifications have been granted to:

Landis+Gyr, with their single-phase service node, ZCXe110CRU0L3D2.03 S3 and their three-phase service node, ZMXe310CRU0L3D3.03 S3.

STMicroelectronics S.r.l., with an update to their chipset, STCOMET10.

 

PRIME v1.4 and Microchip

Microchip, a leader in microcontroller solutions, is the first company to receive the PRIME v1.4 complete certification for the Microchip | SAM4CP16B and ATPL230A smart metering solutions. The certification extends Microchip’s leadership and commitment to delivering state-of-the-art connectivity solutions, and ensures the company’s customers are able to develop high performance solutions incorporating new features of the PRIME v1.4 standard. The latest PRIME standard supports some of the most demanding requirements of smart metering systems by offering increased robustness, throughput, band expansion, band-plan flexibility and IP version 6.

Microchip has achieved this significant milestone with deep cooperation and partnership with customers and the PRIME Alliance, and is committed to support adoption and proliferation of PRIME 1.4 technology by its customers as well as by the utilities.

PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) is a mature, consolidated and worldwide PLC standard for advanced metering. There are currently millions of smart meters based on the PRIME standard that have been deployed supporting the PRIME v1.3. The Microchip portfolio of solutions now fully comply with both PRIME v1.3 and v1.4 standards ensuring total flexibility and scalability for OEMs developing next-generation smart metering systems worldwide.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Since our last newsletter (December 2016), we welcome two news Members on the PRIME Alliance Board

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

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