The scope of the Power Line Communications Standards Committee (PLCSC) is to develop and maintain:

  • Standards in Communications and Networking over Power Lines including in access, in-home and enterprise, in-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid
  • Standards related to Heterogeneous Networking involving Power Line Communication in various networking scenarios
  • Standards relevant to PLC or other modes of communication that are designed for Power Grid, Smart Cities, IoT applications, and for embodiment in devices designed to be deployed in Power Utility Grid and Microgrid environments
  • Standards related to applications for SmartGrid DER management, AMI, and management of HAN devices


Voting members:

  • Chair: Jean-Philippe Faure, Progilon, affiliated with Panasonic
  • Vice chair: Markus Rindchen, Power Plus Communications
  • Secretary: Jim Allen, Self affiliated
  • Bob Heile, Wi-SUN Alliance
  • Stephan Horvath, Advanced Communications Networks
  • Paul Houzé, Microsoft
  • Oleg Logvinov, IoTecha
  • Aron Viner, Ericsson
  • Scott Willy, Avisto Telecom, affiliated with Power Plus Communications


Policies and procedures:

Approved P&Ps

Public documents:

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Committee Officers

Jean-Philippe Faure,

Vice Chair
Markus Rindchen,

Jim Allen,

Staff Liason
Nicholas Orlando,