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Multi-hop HD-PLC Adopted as Smart Meter Communications System by Taiwan Power Company

Press Release

25 09, 2018

HD-PLC Alliance Members: Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic's Multi-hop HD-PLC Adopted as Smart Meter Communications System by Taiwan Power Company

Going Global with Communications Infrastructure Based on Smart Meters and Other IoT Devices

Panasonic Corporation has successfully proposed adoption to Taiwan Power Company of its HD-PLC1 high-speed power line communications technology as a communications system to utilize next-generation smart meters.

Taiwan Power Company began accepting proposals for technology relating to communications systems in June 2017. Verification testing of the latest wireless technology and power line communications technology was held in Taipei City in September of that year. Smart meters will be introduced to approx. 260,000 households in main cities of Taiwan from December 2018. The HD-PLC technology meets the high performance criteria required, and smart meters incorporating this technology will be introduced in Taipei and other areas.

Smart meters require stable communications performance to achieve detailed controls matching power demand with high-frequency data collection. The HD-PLC technology can meet these requirements and is expected to contribute to building IoT communications infrastructure for smart meters and smart city concepts to be adopted worldwide in the future.