IP/MPLS is widely deployed in the transmission and sub-transmission layers of the power grid to support its communications. In a video interview at DistribuTECH 2013, Kamal Ballout, Vice President of Solutions, discusses the challenges of extending communications in support of new Smart Grid applications in distribution and how IP/MPLS is extended to support it with [...]
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Alcatel-Lucent has been awarded the TMCnet ‘SmartGrid Product of the Year’ award with one of the leading IP routing platforms – the 7705 Service Aggregation Router (7705 SAR-H).
Consumers have increasingly come to expect uninterrupted power. In her article, Mae Kowalke explains why, in order to keep pace with this demand, power utilities should start turning to the power of the smart grids. She explains how the key to smart grids is a dynamic communications network and shows that, despite the cost involved [...]
If you still ask ‘why an IP/MPLS Network Makes Sense for Smart Grids’, we strongly advise you to read the latest TechZine’s article and the explanation of Fai Lam, Director, Portfolio Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent. Although the implementation of a smart grid means different things to each power utility, the need to extend reach and performance to [...]
Most of us are used to the many conveniences of the modern world. We rarely give a thought to the electricity needed to power the appliances, equipment, and machinery behind these conveniences. But when experiencing a power outage, we often feel like the world has come to a standstill. I live in an area where [...]
During a bit of idle, late night surfing, I came across (as you do), the inventor of modern-day toothpaste. Of course, ancient Egyptians cleaned their teeth with some kind of paste, and the Chinese invented the toothbrush. But apparently it was left to pharmacist Ottomar Heinsius von Mayenburg, from Dresden in the German state of [...]
The ongoing worldwide deployment of smart grid communications technology is creating unprecedented business opportunities for utilities looking to enter the telecom market — as long as they are able to match their assets with favorable regulatory and competitive factors. Due diligence requires engaging with experts to help generate and justify the business case and understand the operational requirements. Once that is completed and a utility forges ahead, the results can be impressive.
With: L. Hunt, Global Vice President, Utilities Business Development, Alcatel-Lucent - 27 Sep 2012
We’re pleased to announce that Mark Madden, Regional Vice President for Utility Markets in Alcatel-Lucent’s Americas Region, was elected this week to the board of the Utilities Telecoms Council (UTC) Smart Networks Council (SNC). Mark has become a recognized thought leader on Smart Grid communications, drawing on 30 years of telecommunications experience and many years [...]
Alcatel-Lucent and Transpower New Zealand have re-signed an exclusive managed services agreement for a further three years. Transpower owns and operates New Zealand’s high-voltage electricity transmission network – the national grid – linking electricity generators to distribution companies and major industrial users. Alcatel-Lucent designed, and has been building, Transpower’s IP-based, fibre optic telecommunications network since [...]
In the world of electricity delivery, there’s the grid. And then there’s the smart grid. Smart is better! By enhancing the power delivery process and collecting real-time data from within the electrical grid and from consumers, utilities can operate more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. A How-To Guide “Creating Your Smart Grid” shares numerous [...]