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Training course: PRIME

One-day training course regarding power line communication (PLC) technology, covering history, scope and protocol details of PRIME.

PRIME is currently used for various large-scale smart metering projects in Spain and several pilot projects in other countries. It has also been adopted as a communication profile for the European Open Meter Project, which will pave the way for extensive usage of PRIME as communication standard in future smart metering projects.

This one-day course covers the history and scope of PRIME, as well as an elaborate treatment of the technical details of the protocol. Theory will be interspersed with practical examples and exercises.

For whom?

This course is meant for engineers and other staff at utilities and distributors who need up-to-date knowledge of PRIME. For developers who are going to be involved in projects where PRIME is used, this course is a unique opportunity to accelerate familiarisation with the technology, helping projects get off to a quick start. 

Course information

The course covers the history, background and scope of PRIME, as well as more technical matters such as the various layers 

of the PRIME protocol. Practical information – such as the equipment and set-up needed to test a PRIME implementation – is also provided.

Course topics

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Introduction to smart metering
  • PRIME overview
  • PRIME Physical layer
  • PRIME MAC layer
  • PRIME Convergence layer
  • Review of spec versions and updates
  • PRIME conformance testing
  • Test result analysis
  • Questions & discussion

Incompany and customized training courses

On request, DNV can also develop customized and in-company training course in the English, Spanish or Dutch language; course material in English.
Content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to your specific needs.

For more information please contact us

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