Power Line Carrier AMI


Cooper Power Systems offers the industry’s fastest Power Line Carrier (PLC) system with the most advanced meters—offering true distribution automation functionality allowing the system to not only benefit the metering and billing departments, but also engineering, operations, and planning.

The PLC network has fault tolerance, message prioritization and flexibility built-in, providing a robust two-way network which provides communications to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Demand Response (DR), and DA applications.  This network enables scheduled meter data collection, real time on demand reads in 3-6 seconds, and broadcast capabilities that allow load sheds in less than 2 seconds, the fastest DR network available.  The PLC network is well-suited to rural areas and provides a reliable, cost-effective solution to connect a utility to its customers at the reaches of its service territory regardless of meter density, terrain, or foliage conditions.

The AMI modules have superior onboard intelligence and substantial memory allowing for the most advanced feature-set in the industry, even when using the simplest of electronic meters.  All AMI parameters are configurable via the network and are consistent with feature-sets offered in Cooper Power Systems higher-density AMI solution allowing utilities to offer a consistent level of service to all its customers.

No other vendor has as powerful a software platform as Cooper Power Systems Yukon Advanced Energy Services Platform, an extensible enterprise-class software platform that can function at the center of all our clients’ automation initiatives. Yukon’s capabilities and usability are significant differentiators between a true Smart Grid provider such as Cooper Power Systems and meter vendors or communication companies offering AMI.


  • Information is instantaneously available from the meter to solve customer issues
       Three to six second responses
  • The only PLC technology that is a true “AMI” solution
       Broadest possible feature set at meters (both single phase and polyphase)
  • The industry’s most complete demand response portfolio
       Broadcast demand response within two seconds
       One- and two-way solutions
       Full in-home capabilities including optional ZigBee HAN
  • The most flexible system
       Fault-tolerant with message queuing prioritization
       Full array of low-cost, easily installed repeaters
  • Easily integrated directly into the Yukon Energy Services Platform, with simultaneous PLC, RF
    and cellular connections available
  • Quickest, lowest cost and least disruptive substation installation
       One-third the cost and one-tenth the time
  • Best customer experience
       Dedicated project management and customer support

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