Ambient Corp. (Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.; www.ambientcorp.com) will install its second-generation broadband-over-power-line (BPL) equipment on the underground electric system of Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc. (New York, New York, U.S.). Successful completion of the research and development demonstration will allow Con Edison to further evaluate on a larger scale Ambient's BPL system for monitoring the underground distribution system. The platform is designed to support many of the sensoring, monitoring and control applications that Con Edison may deploy to enhance its distribution system. Some of the applications supported include aggregation of meter reading, peak load reductions and demand-side management, energy-flow measurements and partial-discharge detection.