International Forum “Power Grids” in Moscow

International Forum “Power Grids” in Moscow organized by Rosseti, December 2019

The “Power Grids” International Forum (PGIF) held by Rosseti is a large-scale event in the electric power industry, becoming a platform to discuss and solve priority tasks related to the digital transformation of the electric grid complex.

The forum has established itself as a top-level platform for communication between representatives of federal and regional authorities, heads of the largest networking and generating companies, equipment manufacturers, scientific organizations and associations, Russian and foreign experts, making it possible to discuss priority issues of energy infrastructure transformation by introducing new digital technologies and platform solutions.

Standardization of Data exchange protocols in intellectual accounting systems – Round Table

Javier Hern√°ndez, PRIME Member from Iberdrola, represented the PRIME Alliance on a Round Table focused on “Systemic Approach to Changes”.

During this Round Table, participants discussed the need to create open and accessible services, technological platforms for citizens and qualified market participants, providing non-discriminatory and free access to the information of intelligent accounting systems, as well as the use of unified secure data transfer protocols. According to numerous market participants, such approach could increase the level of consumer confidence, as well as improve the quality of services provided by suppliers.

Another important issue was the gradual development of the local component base in Russia and the production of equipment for organizing commercial metering of electric energy, taking into account the limited sources of financing the market for such equipment, as well as changes in the regulatory legal field in the near future.

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About PRIME Alliance

PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) Alliance AISBL was created in 2009 to define an open and future-proofed communications PLC-based infrastructure to support large scale smart metering and other smart grid deployments. The PRIME Alliance has attracted key industry players, including Sponsoring Members El Sewedy, ZIV, Renesas and Corinex. The goal of the Alliance is to provide a framework in which the smart metering and smart grid industry have access to open detailed technical specifications in order to develop fully interoperable solutions, allowing multiple vendors to be operational within the same distribution network in one common system architecture. Detailed technical specs include Physical PHY layer and Medium Access Control MAC layer specifications.

The PRIME Alliance provides a forum for the definition, maintenance and support of an open and comprehensive standard for narrowband power line for Smart Grid products and services. The mission of the Alliance is to accelerate the demand for products and services based on this worldwide standard and promote the broad adoption and use of the specification while certifying multi-vendor interoperability and compatibility with the global standard.  The Alliance is open to all potential partners who agree to actively support and promote an open and public specification for the benefit of the end-user and all industry stakeholders. Visit www.prime-alliance.org for more information or to join the Alliance.

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