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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Today, the 4G technology called Long Term Evolution (LTE) is gaining lot of traction counting already more than 80 LTE commercial services, and another 144 expected to be operational by the end of 2012 as reported by The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) in June 2012. So after the excitement and massive adoption by telcos, [...]
Utilities from around the world are recognizing that the right mix of assets, market demand and regulatory landscape offers significant potential for becoming a UTelco. The benefits range from unprecedented ROI to a stronger economic platform for the entire service region, but it’s up to each utility to make a judgment on what size market it can easily access and capture, with wholesale remaining a near-term sweet spot.
With: P. Moray, Head of Energy and Utilities Telecoms at Mott MacDonald; and Director, European Utilities Telecom Council - 27 Sep 2012
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