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HV-BPL Phase 2 - Field Test Report

October 2009
U.S. Department of Energy, National EnergyTechnology Laboratory
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Smart Grid, DOE, deployment, NETL, report, high voltage, broadband over power line, HV, BPL, phases, OFDM, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing, transmission line, operating range

This report addresses two project development phases. Phase 1 covers progress in the initial testing of an OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) based Broadband over Power Line (BPL) system for a 69 kV transmission line and its successful deployment over a 0.77 mile line. Phase 2 covers the continued development and field testing of high voltage (HV)-BPL systems and work performed to extend its operating range.