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Landis+Gyr has joined energy provider ERDF and semiconductor company STMicroelectronics to help develop SOGRID, a smart grid project based in France.

The partners will develop a next-generation chip that will power the millions of devices connected to the grid, allowing them to communicate with each other. They will set an international standard in communication based on the powerline communication (PLC) protocol, which allows the transmission of digital data over the grid. The European Competence Center responsible for Landis+Gyr’s PLC communication protocol.

"With SOGRID, we take a step forward in laying the foundations for the grid of tomorrow, which will be more intelligent, more flexible and, above all, geared to customers' needs," says Christian Huguet, CEO of Landis+Gyr France.

SOGRID is supported by ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency.


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