Training course PRIME

One-day training course regarding power line communication (PLC) technology, covering history, scope and protocol details of PRIME.

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Irene Heunks Irene Heunks
Manager Energy Academy

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Training Information

  • Language:

    English, Spanish or Dutch

  • Duration:

    1 day

  • Course offer:

    This course is available on request

PRIME is an OFDM based power line communication (PLC) technology, which specifies the lower layers of the data communication stack for automatic metering equipment. The technology is specified by the PRIME Alliance. PRIME is currently used for various large-scale smart metering projects in Spain and several pilot projects in other countries. It has also been adopted as a communication profile for the European Open Meter Project, which will pave the way for extensive usage of PRIME as communication standard in future smart metering projects. This one-day course covers the history and scope of PRIME, as well as an elaborate treatment of the technical details of the protocol. Theory will be interspersed with practical examples and exercises.

Please send us an e-mail if you are interested in this course. For more information on this training course, please refer to the leaflet.

On request, Energy Academy can also provide an in-house training course in the English, Spanish or Dutch language (course material in English). Content, location and duration of the course can be adapted to the client's wishes. Please contact us for more information.


  • Introduction to smart metering
  • PRIME overview
  • Physical layer, MAC layer and convergence layer
  • Review of spec versions and updates
  • Conformance testing
  • Test result analysis
  • Questions & discussion
Target Audience:
Engineers, developers and other staff at utilities and distributors.