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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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 [...]
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
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 [...]
By Jayant G. Deshpande1, Eunyoung Kim2, Marina Thottan3 In the latest paper published by Bell Labs Technical Journal, are analyzed quality of service (QoS) requirements of smart grid and other utility applications carried over an integrated Internet Protocol (IP) network. The delay allowances for the traffic flows may vary from 8 to 10ms for teleprotection [...]