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Broadband Powerline Communication

ICT for Smart Metering and Smart Grids


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About PPC
Customers, Projects and Partners

About PPC
Broadband Powerline (BPL) for low and
medium voltage networks
IP-based, scalable & real-time solution for
Smart Grids & Smart Metering
Standards based
Meter vendor independent
First company to apply for German BSI
certification

Germany International Partners
Customers & partners
Power networks supplying more than
1 million people already equipped
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Vendor independent ICT infrastructure
PPC bridges the gap between the physical network and the core IT/service

For Smart Metering and Smart Grid Applications
Operating Data
Smart Metering
Automation/Control
Communications Network
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LV & MV Network
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Core IT/Services
Smart Grid
PPC Focus area
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Open Smart Metering Infrastructure
Meter Manufacturers integrated by today
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Open Smart Home Infrastructure
eHome Manufacturers integrated by today
GEO
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Smart Grid ready by PPC
IP everywhere over power lines
*MV = Medium Voltage and LV = Low Voltage
Real-time platform for data capture, operations, reporting and customer interactions

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Products



Low Voltage Products Medium Voltage Products Software Products
Gateway/Repeater/Head-end
Connectivity Kits
OEM Meter Solutions Medium Voltage Coupler
Connectivity Kits
Gateway
Network Management System
Data Collection System
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Definition PLC - BPL
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Technology Age Frequency Power Bandwidth
Ripple control 110 years Hz < 100 kW bps
PLC 15 years kHz < 2,5 W kbps
BPL 5 years MHz < 88 mW Mbps
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PLC vs. BPL
Technology Basics
Narrow Band Powerline
(PLC)
Frequency in Mhz 1 30 0,2 0,01
Broadband Powerline
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BPL system in detail
Automatic adoption of data channels
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BPL system in detail
Automatic adoption of data channels
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The Aranuka BPL - System
Setup and Operation
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The Aranuka BPL - System
Setup and Operation
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The Aranuka BPL - System
Setup and Operation
Ready for meshed and star architecture
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The Aranuka BPL - System
Setup and Operation
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The Aranuka BPL - System
Setup and Operation
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The Aranuka BPL - System
Setup and Operation
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The Aranuka BPL - System
Setup and Operation
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System is permanently optimising the meshed
structure. Shown are just links which are currently
in use
Screen-Shot Netzwerkmanagement System NMS
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BPL-Gateway LGW200


One BPL-Gateway connects all applications
Smart Metering
Renewables and/or Micro CHPs
Charging stations for EVs
e-Home services

Home-IP connection to the applications
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LV-Networks

One Gateway per location
Connects all meters over standard
interfaces
Installation of meters from different
manufacturers in one building
Interfaces:
Ethernet
Wireless M-Bus
RS 485
Zigbee

Interface extensions:
Current Loop (CS)
Wired MBUS (EN13757-3)

Interfaces to the Gateways
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Installation Example
LV-Network
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LV-Network
Installation example
Meter room with meter cabinet:
BPL Gateway with wirelesM-Bus wireless
Piggy-back connection with integrated fuse
27.07.2012
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Piercing technology Piggy back technology
LV-Network
Transformer station Installation of LH200

Installation examples
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Piercing technology
LV-Network
Transformer station (II) Installation of LH200

Installation example
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Piggy back technology
LV-Network
Street cabinet/ distribution box - Installation of LR200

Installation examples
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Piggy back technology Piercing technology
LV-Network
Street cabinet/ distribution box (II) - Installation of LR200

Installation examples
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Piggy back technology Piercing technology
LV-Network
Main entrance box - Installation of LGW200

Installation examples
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Piggy back technology Piercing technology
LV-Network
Main entrance box (II) - Installation of LGW200

Installation examples
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Piggy back technology Dual phase connection kit
LV-Network
Meter cabinet - Installation of LGW200

Installation examples
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Dual phase connection kit
LV-Network
Meter cabinet (II) - Installation of LGW200

Installation examples
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Piercing technology Radio-Backbone LH200
LV-Network
Overhead wires - Installation of LR200 & LH200


Installation examples
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Piercing technology
LV-Network
Overhead wires (II) - Installation of LR200
Installation examples
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Piercing technology
LV-Network
Overhead wires (III) - Installation of LR200

Installation examples
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Coupling capacitor
LV-Network
Coupling capacitor

Installation examples
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BPL over MV cables
Structure
MV Cable
BPL MV24CC BPL MV24CC
MV200 MV200
MV Cable
BPL MV24CC BPL MV24CC
MV200 MV200
MV Cable
BPL MV24CC BPL MV24CC
MV200 MV200
MV Cable
BPL MV24CC BPL MV24CC
MV200 MV200
MV BPL Modem
MV200
MV BPL Coupler
BPL12CC
MV BPL Coupler
BPL12CC
MV BPL Modem
MV200
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Installation Example
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Installation Example
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MV-Network
Gas insulated switchgears
Installation Example
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MV-Network
Gas insulated switchgears
Installation Example
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MV-Network
Installation examples
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MV-Network
Installation examples
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The Aranuka BPL-System

The Aranuka Headend (LH200) will be installed in substations (transformers)
or others junctions of the low-voltage system and connected with its
Ethernet Port to the backbone network. (UMTS, Wireless, Wimax fiber optics
or xDSL).
Aranuka Headend (LH200)
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The Aranuka BPL-System

In order to cover larger distances Aranuka Repeater (LR200) are installed in
distribution cabinets or connection boxes.
The LR200 establishes links to all of its neighbouring devices and therefore
forms a meshed structure which ensures reliability and redundancy
It receives the data from the previous device and passes it on to the following
along the line
Aranuka Repeater (LR200)
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The Aranuka BPL-System
In the meter room/roof an Aranuka Gateway (LGW200) is connecting meters
via wireless M-bus interfaces
One LGW200 can serve several meters, therefore only one BPL Gateway per
house and/or meter room is necessary
Aranuka Gateway (LGW200)
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The Aranuka BPL-System
The Metering Gateway LGW200DR in
DIN-rail housing has been
specifically developed to be fitted
into the meter cabinet
It has all the interfaces of the
LGW200 and the same
functionalities
Additionly in provides RS485

Aranuka Gateway in DIN-rail housing (LGW200DR)
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Technical data
Rated voltage U
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230-240V/400V AC
Rated frequency 50Hz
Rated current for fuse I
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1A
Fuse breaking capacity 50kA
Rated impulse voltage U
imp
6kV
Over voltage category IV
Installation condition Sheltered
LV-Network
Connection Kit (CK130)
Connection Kit with system connector (S200) for two-phase connection of BPL Modems
in substations and street cabinets, with two clamping brackets (appr. 45mm long),
integrated fuse to connect on NH-fuses and one open wire to connect to PEN
Piggy back connection
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LV-Network
Connection Kit (CK200)
Connection Kit with system connector (S200) for two-phase connection of BPL Modems
in substations and street cabinets, with two piercing-connections, integrated fuse,
piercing elements and one open wire to connect to PEN
Piercing connection
Technical data
Rated voltage U
N
230-240V/400V AC
Rated frequency 50Hz
Rated current for fuse I
N
1A
Fuse breaking capacity 50kA
Rated impulse voltage U
imp
6kV
Over voltage category IV
Installation condition Sheltered
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LV-Network
Connection Kit (CK250)
Connection Kit with system connector (S200) for two-phase connection of BPL Modems
in the Cat IV low voltage network, integrated fuse and bus clamp connect to PEN
Dual phase connection kit
Technical data
Rated voltage U
N
230-240V/400V AC
Rated frequency 50Hz
Rated current for fuse I
N
1A
Fuse breaking capacity 50kA
Rated impulse voltage U
imp
6kV
Over voltage category IV
Installation condition Sheltered
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Thank you!
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