Rome, Italy --- (METERING.COM) --- April 3, 2013 - Enel, coordinator of the Integris program aimed to associate electricity and telecommunications technologies, has announced that the three demonstrations being carried out within the project are about to be completed.

These demonstrations are in Brescia (Italy), Barcelona (Spain) and Tampere (Finland).

Integris (INTelligent Electrical GRId Sensor communications) is a European project created to develop the technological solutions, in particular in the field of telecommunications and ICT, to speed up the realization of smart grids.

The program was launched in 2010 and has led to the development of a robust, flexible and low cost telecommunications network capable of efficiently collating and channelling in real time all the data required by new smart grids.

The infrastructure, which is cheap to roll out, efficiently integrates high frequency broadband powerline technology with telecommunications technology typically used in wireless sensor networks. Thereby the monitoring and control capabilities, which previously only existed for the high voltage grid, can be extended to all points of the medium and low voltage grids.

In addition to Enel and Endesa, partners in Integris include Indra, Marvell Hispania, Schneider Electric, Current Technologies International, TESMEC, A2A Reti Elettriche, the Technological University of Tampere and Fundació Universitat i Tecnologia La Salle of Barcelona