G3 PLC is an OFDM technology that offers higher band-width than any non OFDM PLC technology and robustness against disturbances.

Landis+Gyr is extending its smart grid solution Gridstream® with G3-PLC communication technology. The new technology enables faster and more reliable communications in a smart grid infrastructure and flexible connectivity with new intelligent applications.

With an installed base of over 50 million metering points in Europe, PLC is the most commonly used communication technology for smart metering. G3 is an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) based PLC technology.

G3-PLC enables faster and cost-efficient data transfer over existing power lines: higher volumes of data can be transmitted over electricity networks using G3, either on low frequency CENELEC A band (up to 95 KHz) or if desired, in the high frequency band (150-500kHz).

The technology is highly resistant to disturbances and capable of adapting to changes in network conditions automatically, thus it is very stable and reliable. The embedded IPv6 support allows addressing of virtually endless number of endpoints. It also enables direct communication with devices, supporting the development of IoT and new innovations improving energy efficiency.

Landis+Gyr will introduce G3 communications throughout the Gridstream end-to-end smart grid solution. Gridstream combines in a single secure integrated platform:

  • Metering
  • Communications
  • Network Management
  • Software
  • Grid and consumer applications
  • Professional services