The interests of the Technical Committee on Power Line Communications (TC-PLC) span all areas of communications over power lines, e.g., access, home networking, in-vehicle applications, utility applications, etc. The areas of interest to the Technical Committee are the analytical, theoretical, simulation, experimental, and practical aspects of digital communications over power lines. The Committee will organize events in the Power Line Communication area, endorse and organize conferences, contribute to the organization of technical events along ComSoc flagship conferences, and will promote the realization of special issues on leading journals and magazines. The Committee, working closely with IEEE-SA and other IEEE Societies, will also promote the development of IEEE Standards in the area of Power Line Communications.

Next events

  • As of 2024, the IEEE ISPLC will be held as a symposium within IEEE SmartGridComm. See CfP here.
  • New section about PLC standards added to the menu (02/10/2023).
  • Recording and presentations of the webinar on the Potential of Power Line Communications for Smart Grid, Residential and Industry Applications. October 6, 2023 [here].

Short History

Nov 30, 2004: Inception of the IEEE Technical Subcommittee Broadband Over Power Lines
Nov 30, 2005: Upgrade to a fully fledged IEEE Technical Committee
Mar 27, 2006: Adopted Policies and Procedures
Mar 30, 2015: Updated Policies and Procedures
Nov 11, 2016: Updated Charter
May 27, 2022: Updated Charter

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>> Policies and Procedures (updated May 2022)