The G3-PLC™ Alliance organization was formed in order to support, promote and implement G3-PLC in smart grid applications. Its members come from the key stakeholders in the smart grid ecosystem, including utility companies, equipment and semiconductor manufacturers, system integrators, IT vendors and automotive companies.
Founded in 2003, the GridWise Alliance is a consortium of public and private stakeholders who are aligned around the vision of a transformed electric system. The Alliance members recognize that emerging energy and information technologies have the potential to radically improve the efficient use of the nation's energy system. New technologies such as smarter meters, automated distribution systems, demand response, thermal and battery storage when carefully woven together with an IT overlay, can bring tremendous value to utilities and consumers alike.
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of United States shareholder-owned electric companies, international affiliates, and industry associates worldwide. Our U.S. members serve 97 percent of the ultimate customers in the shareholder owned segment of the industry, and 71 percent of all electric utility ultimate customers in the nation. They generate almost 60 percent of the electricity produced by U.S. electric generators. Organized in 1933, EEI works closely with all of its members, representing their interests and advocating equitable policies in legislative and regulatory arenas. In its leadership role, EEI provides advocacy, authoritative analysis, and critical industry data to its members, Congress, government agencies, the financial community and other opinion-leader audiences. EEI provides forums for member company representatives to discuss issues and strategies to advance the industry and to ensure a competitive position in a changing marketplace.
PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution) Alliance was created in 2009 to define an open and future-proofed communications PLC-based infrastructure to support large scale smart metering and other smart grid deployments. The goal of the Alliance is to provide a framework in which the smart metering and smart grid industry have access to open detailed technical specifications in order to develop fully interoperable solutions, which would allow multiple vendors to be operational within the same distribution network in one common system architecture.
APPA is the US national service organization for the nation's more than 2,000 community- and state-owned electric utilities serving 45 million people.
Meters and More is an International non-profit association to maintain and promote the Meters and More communication protocol that enables bidirectional data transfer in an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system. Meters and More is a new generation protocol, which leverages from the experience of Enel’s Telegestore, the unique AMI solution in operation worldwide over 40 million customers. Meters and More powers the smart meters that Endesa is installing up to 13 million customers in Spain.
The Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) is the telecommunications and information technology trade association for the US electric and gas utilities, water companies, gas pipelines and other critical infrastructure companies. Founded in 1948, UTC is now an international federation of direct business members and affiliated trade associations representing more than 10,000 organizations. Working together with its technology partners, UTC's ongoing mission is to create a favorable business, regulatory and technical environment in which its members and stakeholders will succeed.