Feb 11, 2014

Power for the Smart Meter Gateway

Elster is offering its German customers a complete interoperable BSI smart metering solution, in which the gateway from PPC and OpenLimit will be integrated. The Smart Meter Gateway meets the requirements not only of the Technical Guideline and the BSI Protection Profile, but also of the PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt or Federal Physical and Technical Institute) and the FNN (the VDE’s Forum on Network Technology / Network Operation).

Elster, one of the world’s leaders in the area of smart metering, has decided to enter into a partnership with PPC (a leading provider of smart meter gateways and broadband power line systems) and OpenLimit SignCubes AG (an IT specialist for secure data transfer). To this end, the three companies signed a declaration of intent on 11 February, which will be followed by a partner agreement in the near future.

In this solution, the entire know-how and wide-ranging experience of the three companies is pooled together. Elster can thereby offer its customers the option of realizing reference and pilot projects very early on.

Figure (german): End-to-end complete interoperable metering system solution from Elster

Figure (german): End-to-end complete interoperable metering system solution from Elster.

About Elster
Elster (www.elster.com) is one of the world’s largest providers of electricity, gas and water metering and regulation systems. Its range of products includes distribution and regulation technologies, expanded smart metering, demand response, network and software solutions and numerous communication technologies and services, key components which allow consumer choice as well as increasing operating efficiency and paying due consideration to the environment. The company’s products and solutions are used by utility companies in both traditional and new smart grid markets. Elster’s products are widely installed all over the world, with more than 200 million of its metering devices in use. The company sells its products and solutions in more than 130 countries for the areas of electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for private, industrial, transmission and distribution applications.

About Power Plus Communications
Power Plus Communications AG (www.ppc-ag.de), headquartered in Mannheim, is a leading provider of broadband power line (BPL) communication systems and BSI Protection Profile-compliant Smart Meter Gateways for secure smart metering and smart grids. As a pioneer of BPL technology, PPC has outstanding experience and expertise in the field of energy and telecommunications. The Smart Meter Gateway, developed in partnership with security specialist OpenLimit SignCubes AG, offers the utmost in data protection and security in the area of smart metering. Together with leading European distribution system operators and energy providers, PPC has already expanded electricity grids supplying more than 500,000 households with BPL. In particular, its high level of robustness, first availability on the counter and execution of the BPL data transfer via the electricity grid make BPL the ideal communication platform for the rollout of the BSI-compliant metering system in Germany. PPC also offers white label and OEM solutions for system integrators and partners.

Power for the Smart Meter Gateway