Smart Grids

Communication – paving the way for change

With the European political energy and environmental objectives paving the way for a complete transformation of our energy supply, we see a clear movement away from coal and nuclear power plants and a move in the direction of renewable energy sources and electric vehicles – offering a reduction in CO2 emissions. We are looking towards wind and solar power, which are able to feed clean energy into the grid, but their dependence on the weather means that they are not always available.
In order to preserve the security of supply that we have become so accustomed to, it is necessary to ensure that a balance between the electricity supply and its consumption is successfully maintained. Therefore, it is vital to have accurate data covering energy production as well as the ability to monitor and automatically control its subsequent usage.

Smart Grids: all components and applications networked by BPL technology

Real-time – Efficient – Standardised: BPL Communications enable Smart Grids
Smart Grids are the solution. A powerful communications platform creates an ‘Energy Internet’ which allows the integration of various applications such as Smart Metering and Smart Homes. It also brings significant benefits, including load transfer, flexible tariffs, better energy management as well as energy savings and cost transparency.

Smart Grids represent the energy supply of the future – and are already available today.

In order to build a robust Smart Grid, it is essential to have an efficient communications infrastructure, which enables data transmission in real-time, provides scalability for new applications, is efficient and much more. PPC’s broadband powerline technology is the optimal solution for Smart Grids – why not see for yourself!

Experience – guaranteeing a secure future
We have made significant advancements in the development of Broadband Powerline Communications technology for Smart Grids and have successfully established the largest BPL network worldwide to date. Today, our BPL systems can be found in Smart Grids throughout Europe and the Middle East. As technology leaders, our BPL technology was selected for both the German Smart Grids beacon project ‘E-Energy’ as well as the British Low Carbon Network Fund.