Performance Testing and Methodology for Evaluation of Power Line Communication

Petr Mlynek, Jiri Misurec, Petr Toman, Pavel Silhavy, Radek Fujdiak, Jan Slacik, Zeynep Hasirci, Konstantin Samouylov


The paper describes a unified methodology which takes into account the advantages and disadvantages of different Power Line Communication (PLC) technologies suitable for Smart Metering deployment. The methodology should provide a detailed evaluation of PLC technologies based on a clear definition of the different parameters and their measurement. Based on this methodology, we should be able to provide a comparison of the selected technologies and the methodology should also provide data for the design of a telecommunication infrastructure for Smart Metering/Smart Grids. In this paper and based on this methodology, we also present the performance tests carried out in laboratory environment on low voltage and in on-field conditions on medium voltage.



Broadband communication; Power distribution lines; Smart grids; Simulation; Measurement.

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