G.hn technology enables smart buildings connectivity and powers the Smart Grid EvolutionSession
The energy industry is facing new challenges, driven by increased penetration of distributed energy generation and storage, massive adoption of electric vehicles, and a transition towards renewable energy sources. These challenges create demand for broadband solutions. HomeGrid Forum introduces a new range of solutions based on the international ITU-T G.hn standard leveraging the smart home connectivity platforms to extend user experience for the automotive, industrial, electric utility and security markets. Utility companies around the world need to increase energy efficiency, reduce CO2 emissions, and absorb the power demand from an increased number of electric cars. Many of these energy companies will need to deploy a new generation of smart meters that can exchange usage information in real-time, receive energy price updates and participate in demand-response programs, while supporting the highest level of data security to meet privacy requirements and to prevent energy-theft. HomeGrid Forum members have established industry partnerships with leading smart grid vendors to provide two-way broadband connectivity for smart meters and other smart grid applications.