G3-PLC at the medium-voltage level
Local network stations have primary importance in the smart grid. They are the crucial communication interface between the network operator and the sensors and actuators in the middle-voltage network.
For integrating the power distribution technology, G3-PLC technology is useful at the medium-voltage level. The data signal is transmitted using a PLC modem and signal coupler to the medium-voltage line from a distribution station already accessible for communication (e.g. via fibre-optic cable). All of the sensors and actuators can be reached thanks to the extremely long range of G3-PLC technology. The advantage of a PLC medium voltage solution is that network stations can be integrated into the smart grid quickly, conveniently and cost-efficiently.