Start and end dates: 
January, 2010 to December, 2012
Prevailing Stage of Development: 
Research & Development
Brief description and/or other information regarding the project: 
Today, there are largely no communications infrastructure deployments in European medium and low voltage power distribution networks. Powerline communications have a large potential to enable new and intelligent applications to and from the last branch of the distribution grid. However, current powerline communication technologies cannot offer the reliability, quality of service and interoperability that is required for such applications.DLC+VIT4IP will develop, verify and test a high-speed narrow-band powerline communication infrastructure using the Internet Protocol (IP) which is capable of supporting existing and extending new and multiple communication applications. These shall include the existing power distribution network for novel services in smart electricity distribution networks such as demand side management, control of distributed generation and customer integration.
Project full name: 
Distribution Line Carrier: Verification, Integration and Test of PLC Technologies and IP Communication for Utilities
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