A flexible communication module for smart metering including PLC/wireless/cable communication

Speaker: Filip Louagie, imec Eli De Poorter, iMinds/UGent/IBCN Company/ Institute: imec, iMinds, UGent Event: 18th work meeting Date: 5 February 2015 Abstract: Smarter devices that are always available have given rise to cloud based services to make a more interconnected digital world. At its base is a multitude of communication technologies that carry information and exchange […]


Hydroko has developed a smart water meter and valve combination that enables realtime monitoring of the water supply. The water valve can close itself autonomously in case leaks or burst pipes are detected. The valve can also be throttled dynamically to deliver a constant reduced flow rate. For remoter monitoring and control Hydroko uses LPWAN […]

Smart metering, a DSO perspective

Speaker: Jasper Claeys Company/ Institute: Eandis Event: 18th work meeting Date: 5 February 2015 Abstract: Distribution System Operators (DSO’s) requires highly performant smart metering solutions. Every DSO is used to operate grid components with a lifetime typically beyond 15 years. Smart meter technology is evolving rapidly, which makes it challenging to select a future proof solution. […]


Telenet is a leading provider of media and telecommunication services. The company specializes in the provision of cable television, high-speed Internet and fixed and mobile telephone services, primarily to residential customers in Flanders and Brussels. Telenet also provides services for companies in Belgium and Luxembourg. Telenet is listed on Euronext Brussels under ticker symbol TNET. […]

Software-upgradeable multi-standard solutions for power line communication

Speaker: Dirk De Keukeleere Company/ Institute: AnSem (in collaboration with NXP and Emweb) Event: 18th work meeting Date: 5 February 2015 Abstract: Power line communication forms one of the cornerstones of the communication network within a smart grid/smart home environment.  The PLC-technology has to be flexible to evolve with the market needs as well as with […]

Current market and technology evolutions in smart metering

Speaker: Tristan Ceulemans, Product manager data concentrators Ben Vermeulen, Sales Director Benelux Company/ Institute: Elster EnergyICT Event: 18th work meeting Date: 5 February 2015 Abstract: The smart grid market is moving! Government deadlines, technology standardization, product costs,… results into a business open for new technologies. Elster EnergyICT provide complete solutions from residential meters up to a highly […]

Connectivity in Smart Homes

Speaker: Peter Van Den Heede, Marketing & Business Development Manager Smart Grids CEU Company/ Institute: ABB N.V. Event: 18th work meeting Date: 5 February 2015 Abstract: In the Hoog Dalem project ( Gorinchem NL) about 50 existing houses receive a system that enables the participation in the Smart Grid. Houses will have their own solar production […]

Today’s radio technologies for tomorrow’s smart water valve

Speaker: Dirk Indigne, Hydroko Lieven Hollevoet, Quicksand Company/ Institute: Hydroko and Quicksand Event: 18th work meeting Date: 5 February 2015 Abstract: Future smart cities require smart utility meter devices. One particularly challenging smart device to design is the water valve/meter combination. There is no energy supply available, so the device needs to be battery powered. The […]