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PLC (Power Line Carrier) AMI Solution

Eaton’s Power Line Carrier (PLC) solution is a fully supported two-way PLC communications network that can be used to facilitate Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), demand response/load management and limited distribution automation functionality. Eaton’s PLC solution offers advanced functionality allowing the system to not only benefit the metering and billing departments, but also engineering, operations and planning.

PLC (Power Line Carrier) AMI Solution
Meter independent network
Utility meter choice
Two-way AMI and DR communication network
Flexible PLC network
Supports polled and broadcast messaging
Fast on-demand capabilities

Core features

  • Two-way polled PLC Network utilizing 9.6 or 12.5 kHz signals
  • Capacitively-coupled solution
  • Supports use of repeaters
  • Integrated to the Eaton Yukon ODMS enterprise software platform
  • Completely configurable AMI parameters
  • Broadcast capabilities allow load sheds in less than two seconds

Capacitively coupled solution

The PLC network is well-suited to rural areas and provides a reliable, cost-effective solution to connect a utility to its customers at the reaches of its service territory.

AMI module intelligence

The AMI modules have superior onboard intelligence and substantial memory allowing for the most advanced feature-set in the industry, even when using the simplest of electronic meters. All AMI parameters are configurable via the network and are consistent with feature-sets offered in Eaton’s higher-density AMI solution.
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