GridValue software update delivers new distributed power generation capabilities that are changing global power grids

Vancouver, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Corinex, a global leader in power line broadband (BPL) technology and the company enabling decarbonization through self-regulating energy systems, today announced the latest version of GridValue, its network management SaaS . Validated as the most advanced and affordable WAN software on the market, the new version offers improved public key infrastructure (PKI) for up to 5 million nodes, speed and performance enhancements, and plug Full support for new G.hn devices, which are capable of near real-time network operation speeds.

The new software is fully backwards compatible with first-generation UPA powerline broadband devices and offers unparalleled scalability for wide area network deployments. GridValue can handle 2 million messages per minute and 10,000 configuration requests in parallel, backed by a horizontally scalable, microservices-based architecture delivering unmatched core performance. With a versatile and fully customizable user interface, GridValue supports data clustering, integrates with GIS and other visualization tools, and features multiple data storage redundancies and an innovative stream event management engine clever.

“Our talented software development team has created unrivaled data aggregation and analysis software that brings sensing capabilities to the low voltage power grid to better meet consumer needs,” said Sajith Dimal, Software Engineer senior – team leader at Corinex. “Our fully G.hn-compliant, high-performance platform enables utilities to deliver the next generation of smart grid applications and distributed energy resource services to homes and businesses around the world. We are also grateful to E .ON, one of Europe’s largest energy infrastructure operators, which has been supporting GridValue’s research and development since 2016.”

GridValue is the first software with sufficient computing power to enable edge computing for advanced metering infrastructure in GLP deployments.

The GridValue software update offers:

  • Full G.hn device compliance, with support for G.hn operations for next-generation devices. (G.hn is the home networking standard for operations over telephone wiring, coaxial cables, power lines, and fiber optics, which includes capabilities to avoid various types of radio and network interference.)

  • A signed configuration/firmware package, including uploading signed files to the system and the ability to generate a new signed configuration package.

  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) including Registration Authority (RA) microservice, automatic/manual device certificate enrollment and revocation, certificate enrollment status update, and expiration date filtering, generation of notification alarms for certificate expiration, and CA update for UPA devices.

  • Northbound Apache Kafka interface that provides Kafka Streams APIs for integrating third-party systems.

  • Performance improvements, bug fixes, and system observability improvements, including backend/transport enabled metrics.

Customers can install up to 5 million nodes per software license, providing scale and cost savings for large-scale deployments. Decentralized energy production modifies the existing electrical network. Corinex’s comprehensive energy management solution integrates distributed electrical devices, collects real-time energy data and provides predictive models.

About Corinex

Corinex is the world leader in power line carrier (BPL) broadband technology and solutions. Corinex offers utilities and energy service providers a comprehensive suite of high-performance networking products and software, enabling high-speed, secure connections for millions of devices over existing power line infrastructure. Managing millions of messages per minute allows utilities to monitor performance, predict usage, optimize network performance, and deliver required information to consumers and decentralized power producers. Corinex solutions improve grid operational efficiency, advance safety, and integrate renewable energy and electric vehicle support on the low voltage portion of the grid. Learn more about www.corinex.com.