Renewable energies in the smart grid


  • The integration and management of renewable energies are among the core challenges in the smart grid
  • Network stability is jeopardised if the amount of energy drawn and the amount generated do not match
  • G3-PLC is the ideal communication infrastructure for grid control technology and for transmitting measurement data in real time
  • Unlike many other solutions, devolo's technology relies on the existing mains supply infrastructure for efficient IP-based communication
devolo Renewable energies in the smart grid

Sensible integration of renewable energies

The use of renewable energies in the mix of electricity is one of the central challenges for energy providers. While renewable sources provide better ecological balance, the decentralised and irregular power supply jeopardises network stability.

Ideal integration of renewable energies requires real-time control over these generators. This ensures that the energy from sources such as wind power and photovoltaic systems can be optimally used by consumers. Monitoring in real time enables immediate responses to acute events in the network and regulation of the network load.


Monitoring and controlling renewable energy systems

By using the existing infrastructure, devolo's G3-PLC makes it possible to efficiently set up a comprehensive monitoring system in the smart grid. In order to accomplish this, the current production and status data of the renewable energy plants are sent to the next transformer station via the mains supply using a G3-PLC Modem 500k. This makes it possible for the smart operator to monitor the production output of the renewable energy plants in real time and to regulate it as needed.


Learn more about the benefits of G3-PLC technology from devolo and how it works right here.

Research project

FINESCE - Future INternet Smart Utility ServiCEs

The goal of this pilot project is to fulfil the growing requirements imposed by decentralisation and susceptibility to mains supply fluctuations through wind and solar power. Powerline communication plays an essential role in this and represents the key technology for the smart grid.

FINESCE Research project
Contact Walter Krott

Walter Krott

Director Sales Smart Grid

Phone: +49 241 18279-212
Mobile: +49 151 54431618

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