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Iberdrola Powerline Specification
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Lead Organization:
Iberdrola
HQ Location:
Bilbao, Spain
Project Contact Information:

Head Office
Cardenal Gardoqui, 8.
48008 Bilbao
Tel.: +34 944 151 411
Fax: +34 944 154 579

International Project Category :
Distribution Systems 
 
Project Summary:

PRIME project was launched by Iberdrola in order to assess the idea, define and test a
new, future proof, PLC based, open standard that could meet the future requirements on
customer real time interfacing and smart grid evolution.
Prime project structure consists of a Steering Committee chaired by Iberdrola and 4
working groups:
- Physical Layer
- MAC Layer
- Upper Layers
- Deployment & Field tests.
The project includes members from all relevant stakeholder groups in order to cover all
the different activities involved: utilities, meter manufacturers, chip designers,
integrators, etc. Prime project members are:
- Advance Digital Design
- Current Technologies International
- Iberdrola
- Landis & Gyr
- ST Microelectronics
- USyscom
- ZIV Medida

Project timeline
• 2007
– Pre-Prime: solution assessment & testing (200 meter-rooms in 3 towns).
– 13/9: PRIME Project launching.
– 31/12: Physical & Mac specifications available.
• 2008
– 28/2: Specifications made public.
– 31/4: Prototypes available from three different vendors.
– 31/7: Lab and grid testing completed.
– 31/12: Medium size technical deployment & testing completed.
• 2009
– Deployment.

References:

http://www.iberdrola.es/webibd/gc/prod/en/doc/MAC_Spec_white_paper_1_0_0...