High-Voltage Broadband-Over-Powerline (HV-BPL) Field Test Report

From Open Energy Information

This reports details findings from a pilot High Voltage Broadband over Power Line (HV-BPL) program, an effort to develop a disruptive technology that can not only replace the pilot wire relaying systems currently used to protect some high voltage transmission lines, but also to provide a secured broadband communication path for other services. HV-BPL can provide a secure, low-cost alternative to the conventional, expensive and time consuming option of deploying optical fiber communications systems along transmission lines.