Corinex Communications, in collaboration with Indian electric meter manufacturer Genus Power Infrastructures Limited, has agreed to develop India’s first indigenous smart meter featuring BPL communications technology.

As the first Indian meter vendor to employ such technology, Genus is positioned to provide the Indian market with residential single- and three-phase smart meters, which can collect meter readings in near real-time within India’s complex heterogeneous network infrastructure. Genus meters will support the most advanced smart grid applications, including encrypted communication of customer data, load management, peak shaving, and real-time energy theft detection.

“Our technical team was impressed by possibilities of Corinex communication technology. We made our choice for integration based on the field performance of Corinex AMI SmartGrid BPL network installed in Smart City Puducherry,” said JK Agarwal, VP of Genus marketing and Business Development.

The Genus smart meter will connect to a Corinex SmartGrid Powerline Concentrator embedded with SmartGrid functionalities. This product is a revolutionary step up from existing concentrators, enabling simultaneous BPL and PRIME/G3 communications on SmartGrid using DLMS/COSEM and/or ANSI communication standards to maximize device interoperability. This solution keeps options open for Genus to implement other powerline technologies in their meter, if future market forces dictate.

A broad portfolio of MDM systems will also be supported. This drastically reduces infrastructure costs for Indian utilities and improves energy management to avoid costly power outages, without large additional investments to power generation assets.