Intelligent grid wireless communication networks for utilities
Utilities deliver vital services to customers who expect uninterrupted service. Therefore, utilities are modernizing their grids by investing in intelligent systems and two-way communications, enhancing a resilient, and highly available network.
Introducing the wireless hybrid communications architecture
Hitachi Energy Wireless Solutions
A simplified, complete and reliable solution for modern grids that need to be resilient facing complex challenges.
How it works
As part of the grid modernization programs, utilities deploy intelligent devices in their power distribution system. Management and control applications are deployed in utility substations and data centers, requiring two-way communication to effectively manage all grid assets. A standards-based communication network enables new applications such as distribution automation, integration of distributed energy resources, outage management, automatic load shedding, and demand response programs. The same wireless communication network that supports grid applications can also integrate with the utility mobile workforce applications in the field.
While grid modernization is generally associated with electric utilities, the same concepts bring great benefits when applied to gas, water, and wastewater utilities.
Intelligent grid benefits for utilities include:
Increased overall customer satisfaction
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