Chattanooga, Tennessee home of one of the country’s fastest and least expensive Internet services is catching the eye of NY Times which has published an interesting article in the earlier this week. For less than US$70 a month, Chattanooga can transfer data at one gigabit per second, 50 times the average speed for homes in [...]
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To most people change equals risk, and the electric power industry is facing one of its biggest changes ever: the migration to advanced communications and control technology based on IP. So, does that mean that power utilities are facing their largest risks ever? For some, perhaps. As with any change there are traps and pitfalls [...]
The factors for planning IP/MPLS investments can be varied and extensive, depending on a power utility’s business focus, budget and regulatory environment.
With: M. Burke, Vice President, Intelligent Networks and Communications, DNV – GL (formally KEMA Inc.) - 20 Jan 2014
Achieving the benefits of IP is tied to the social challenge of fully assimilating the new technology.
With: R. Katz, Ph.D., Director of Business Strategy Research, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information - 20 Jan 2014
A single IP/MPLS network offer power utilities flexibility, support for both legacy, IP and smart grid applications, scalability and easy management.
With: B. Vrancken, Utilities Solutions Architect, Alcatel-Lucent - 20 Jan 2014
Creos Luxembourg replaced TDM-based system to a single IP/MPLS communications network supporting smart grid applications and teleprotection.
With: P. Colling, Creos Communications Expert - 20 Jan 2014
On June 4th, at the Smart Grid Paris 2013 event, RTE and partners announced their exciting new joint venture in the realm of Smart Grids. The Smart Substations project will be a world first, encouraging a transition in energy production towards renewable energy, so Alcatel-Lucent is very excited to play a part. The project will [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]