The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is an innovator in the field of global powerline network technology. Recently, the company announced the approval and publication of HomePlug Green PHY (HomePlug GP) specification for Smart Grid applications.
HomePlug GP is a low power, extremely dependable, cost-effective powerline networking specification. It mainly aims Smart Grid connectivity for home energy management to devices that include HVAC, smart meters, appliances and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles.
HomePlug GP was designed with direct input from chief utility companies and appliance manufacturers. Their input was used to make the most of the technology to address the challenges and necessities of real-world smart energy deployments. The chief utility companies and appliance manufacturers that contributed the input include Consumers Energy, Duke Energy, GE, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison ( News - Alert).