Tim Frost, director of Corporate Planning of Con Edison & UPLC Utility Co-Chair, has been a continuing proponent of Smart Grid applications
Michael Quinn, TXU Project Manager, described the joint BPL project with Current Technologies to bring TXU into the top-decile with respect to electric service reliability and deliver on the promise of the Broadband-Centric Smart Grid
"Mutually Assured Destruction if nothing is done now" was the cliosing slide from Mike Stelts, speaking for the Consumer Electronics Powerline Communication Alliance (CEPCA) on the need for coexistence agreements between competing BPL standards.
Ambient medium-voltage overhead equipment - the node electronics mounted on the pole and the injector connected to the medium voltage wire in the center right.
Ambient equipment mounted on underground transformer case.
Current Technologies node and couplers on an underground transformer. The node is mounted inside the covered housing; the couplers are the cuffs at the center left.
Current Technologies node and coupler on an overhead line. The node is the silver box on the lower right; the coupler is at the center left.
The Current Technologies Backhaul Point is connected to Duke Energy's fiber through a fiber node.
IBEC's BPL demonstration house is seven powerline miles from the broadband source
Corinex AV200 Powerline Ethernet Adapter is used to connect BPL service to the home network
IBEC equipment in a box mounted to a pole - note the Kaikom repeater in the silver box
IBEC's patented coupler design is based on standard surge arresters. The two outer couplers (to the left and the right in the photo) pick up the signal from one section of the power line and regenerate it for the next section. The second coupler on the right picks up the signal for insertion on the low voltage line to the house.