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Telecompetitor's Bernie Arnason Share His Views On The SmartGrid and G.hn

November 26, 2010 11:11 PM in SmartGrid  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Co-located with TelcoTV 2010 was the SmartGrid Forum, a Telecompetitor Live event, produced by Pivot Media LLC.  Here's Telecompetitor's Bernie Arnason discussing the event and the role of G.hn on the smart grid.

 

The SmartGrid, The Cloud and G.hn. How EPB is Delivering Electricity and Broadband Services to the Citizens of Chattanooga, TN

November 18, 2010 9:11 PM in SmartGrid  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

During SmartGrid Forum 2010, Coleman Keane from the City of Chattanooga's city-owned utility company, EPB, gave a terrific presentation on how they are delivering both electric and broadband services to its citizens.

In 2009, EPB was awarded a federal stimulus grant in the amount of $111 million from the Department of Energy for expediting the build and implementation of the Smart Grid.   As Keane points out, he sees the SmartGrid as more than just meter reading.  The real opportunity here is to have automated distribution in their network so they intelligently route power.  

 

G.hn Gets Big Win with Approval from NIST for use in Smart Grid Apps; Now the Smart Grid Comes to and from the home – and what this means.

September 28, 2009 7:09 PM in SmartGrid  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

This is big- in and out of the home. Now the Smart Grid comes to and from the home.

HomeGrid Forum, today announced that G.hn technology has been approved for use in Smart Grid applications by the National Institute Standards Technologies (NIST). This milestone is yet another step forward in making G.hn the de-facto next-generation wired networking standard developed by the United Nation’s ITU-T that supports high-speed communication over power lines, phone lines and coaxial cable.

Additionally, HomeGrid Forum solidified its commitment to the Smart Grid initiative today by forming a working group within the organization to focus on Smart Grid applications. This is important because it helps extend the value of the wired home networking food chain into life -- and applications outside the home.

 By working with its member companies, HomeGrid Forum will help bring a range of G.hn-based devices to market that are compliant with the requirements for deployment in Smart Grid and home energy management applications.  

 Most devices that consume or monitor energy and that are connected to AC power can benefit from G.hn technology. Examples include smart electricity meters, heating and air conditioning systems, electrical appliances, lightning systems, TVs, and other devices.  G.hn can also be used to establish a secure communication channel in and out of the home. 

In addition to energy efficiency, the G.hn standard is aimed to deliver a single unified technology for the wired home network that addresses key issues for service providers, electronics manufacturers, and consumers alike.

 And now with one worldwide standard, G.hn is unifying the networking of content and devices over any wire -- coax cable, phone, and power lines. And working with a standards group like ITU, this is going to enable service providers to deploy new offerings including IPTV more cost effectively; allows consumer electronics manufacturers to provide powerful devices for connecting all types of entertainment, home automation, and security products throughout the house; and greatly simplifies consumer purchasing and installation processes.

 

 

 

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