2nd PRIME Alliance Utility to Utility User Group Conference Held in Lisbon
27th January 2016, Brussels: PRIME Alliance held its 2nd Utility to Utility User Group Conference on the 20th and 21st of January 2016, featuring Commercial Smart Metering and Smart Grid Roll Out presentations by EDP Portugal, Energa-Operator Poland, Gas Natural Fenosa and Iberdrola Spain.
With PRIME deployments soon reaching the 11 million smart meters mark worldwide and a considerable number of pilot projects taking place, PRIME Alliance has organised the 2nd yearly User Group Conference for utilities to benefit from hearing directly from other utilities concerning their PRIME deployments. Attendees directly heart from the Technical Working Group on how PRIME V1.4 as a telecommunications technology supports the smart metering and smart grid and how to use PRIME Technology to provide a robust, secured and wideband PLC for wireline and wireless applications.
In-depth presentations addressing deployment facts, security, architectures and solutions were presented to the audience by four (4) leading utilities; Energa-Operator, Energias de Portugal, Gas Natural Fenosa and Iberdrola, with ample time for discussion, questions and answers built into this two day workshop.
3rd PRIME Alliance Utility to Utility User Group Announcement
The next PRIME utility to utility user group hosting utility and location has just been decided, taking place in Gdansk, Poland in 2017 and will be hosted by the Utility and PRIME Alliance board member, Energa-Operator, Poland. The date and agenda will follow later in 2016.
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 ZIV Distribution Automation Systems, Ormazabal and Sagemcom. 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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