Communications infrastructure for the intelligent smart grid

With digitisation, multiple data feeds and the drive towards real time and agile response and edge intelligence the communication infrastructure and protocol on and around the grid have never been so crucial.

In this track we go beyond the drivers and requirements for communication on the connected grid and explore the roadmap to 100% real-time – enabling the management of the intelligent smart grid.

Editor's Note: If your hungry for more info on the Intelligent Grid & Automation including; Self Healing Networks and intelligent approacheds to Asset and Outage Management; check out our Intelligent Grid In-Focus Track 

Live Webinars

Communications - The need for 100%: The communication platform for the intelligent agile grid

Broadcast Date: Fri 26 Feb 14:00 UTC


Understand the successful drivers to achieve operational excellence on the grid before it's too late.   




  • Claus U. Damm

    Vice President of Sales
  • Miguel Angel Sánchez Fornié

    Director of Control Systems and Telecommunications
  • Nick Hunn

    Founder and CTO
  • Vincent Illionnet

    ERL Project manager


As the distribution grid becomes a bi-directional platform; maintaining, integrating and monitoring a diverse set of assets, the demands on the communications layer are changing.

In this kick off webinar for this In Focus programme we look at the key drivers for change, explore the event horizon for these drivers and how to plan ahead to build a robust road map. Considering and taking into account winners and losers in the protocol wars.

Editor's Note: If your hungry for more info on the Intelligent Grid & Automation including; Self Healing Networks and intelligent approacheds to Asset and Outage Management; check out our Intelligent Grid In-Focus Track

 



Power Utilities Leverage IP/MPLS to Address Smart Grid Communications Challenges

Broadcast Date: Tue 01 Mar 11:00 UTC


Explore how the Nokia IP/MPLS communication solution helps utilities build a single, converged network for all traffic types to realize the benefits of an adaptive grid communications network.


  • Dominique Verhulst

    IP Business EMEA Vertical Markets Director


Ageing and legacy infrastructure can no longer meet the needs of today’s power utilities. Managing increasing peak demand, smart meters that collect usage data in real-time directly from the point of consumption, and the increasing the use of renewable energy sources are just a few of the reasons why power utilities are considering their communications technology options.

The Nokia IP/MPLS solution includes all the network components and expertise that power utilities need to preserve traditional SCADA and teleprotection services while enabling new generation applications and services. This means with IP/MPLS technology utilities can support SCADA and video surveillance applications, as well as enabling the smart grid with new renewal energy sources, substation automation, and smart metering devices.

This webinar will explore how the Nokia IP/MPLS communication solution helps power utilities build a single, converged network for all traffic types to realize the benefits of an adaptive grid communications network. These IP/MPLS-based networks—including DWDM, microwave, and copper links—are managed from end-to-end by one management system.

To conclude, we will examine network security for power utilities. In particular, we’ll describe the overall defense mechanisms at the service and infrastructure layers that are part of the Nokia IP/MPLS solution. And, to illustrate the impact of encryption on differential protection and the positive impacts of asymmetric delay compensation (ADC), we’ll present test results of current differential protection running over IP/MPLS with encryption and asymmetric delay compensation enabled.

Disclaimer: Alcatel-Lucent joins Nokia following successful exchange of shares. Find out more



Advanced LTE and LoRa/LPWAN Antenna Solutions for the Smart City & Smart Energy

Broadcast Date: Mon 07 Mar 11:00 UTC


In the webinar understand the typical pitfalls associated with integrating an antenna within devices in these markets


  • Ronan Quinlan

    Joint CEO


With the move towards the IoT well underway, new frequency bands are being utilized to meet the changing requirements of IoT. Applications in the Smart City and Smart Energy vertical markets will need long range, high capacity systems to consolidate the fragmented battery operated wireless market for sensor networks, smart cities, smart metering, security systems, smart home, and industrial control.

Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWA) is the main focus for IoT, as it provides a low cost way to connect long life battery operated and mobile devices.

In this webinar, Ronan Quinlan, Joint CEO of Taoglas, will go through the emergence of LPWA networks, and their importance for Smart City and Smart Energy applications; the considerations that will affect antenna selection and placement, and the importance of the antenna in the overall network infrastructure.

This webinar is best suited for engineers and Project Managers/Product Managers, involved in developing applications for Smart Cities/Smart Energy.

Agenda

-Introduction to IoT and LPWA

- LPWA Technologies - in the Licensed spectrum (GSM, LTE, LTE Cat-1 and LTE Cat-M) and unlicensed Long range (LoRA) and unlicensed Short range (Bluetooth)

- Antenna selection and placement

- The Taoglas value proposition



Communications - Wireless communication on the grid: meshes, public access and private networks

Broadcast Date: Wed 09 Mar 14:00 UTC


In this webinar, experts discuss the right choices for the main use cases of wireless networks on and along the grid




  • Andy Haig

    M2M Vertical Market Development - Smart Metering
  • Christopher Collins

    IT Project Manager
  • Phil Beecher

    Chairman


Wireless networks will increase in deployment along and at the grid edge to control and integrate a multitude of sensors like smart meters and embedded sensors. The choice of wireless technology will need careful consideration. On premises, devices may need to be compatible with smart appliance protocols, not to mention cyber security and intrusion resilience. In this webinar, experts discuss the right choices for the main use cases.

  • Drivers for wireless technology on the smart grid
  • which protocols and where (use cases)
  • regulated vs unregulated
  • private vs public access
  • Compatibility & bandwidth
  • Security implications


Stable and secure smart grid communications

Broadcast Date: Thu 17 Mar 14:00 UTC


How do you define the requirements for your AMI system so that it will support your business needs and requirements for smart grid communications now and in the future?


  • Carsten Nielsen

    Head of Product Management - Smart Grid Solutions


How do you define the requirements for your AMI system so that it will support your business needs and requirements for smart grid communications now and in the future?

As the grid becomes smarter, the need for communication that is both stable and secure becomes even more prominent. More and more systems and types of nodes are attached, adding both complexity and possibilities while increasing the demands for communication. Nodes are accessed and data transferred via a myriad of more or less standardized protocols, the issue of cyber security adds its own set of requirements and on top of that, you'll also want your smart grid systems to interact seamlessly and behave as one large ecosystem.

In this webinar we take a look at where to start when defining the requirements for your AMI system in order to end up with something that actually supports not only your present business needs and requirements for smart grid communications, but also those of the future.



Webinar Speakers

Claus U. Damm

Vice President of Sales

Miguel Angel Sánchez Fornié

Director of Control Systems and Telecommunications

Nick Hunn

Founder and CTO

Vincent Illionnet

ERL Project manager

Andy Haig

M2M Vertical Market Development - Smart Metering

Christopher Collins

IT Project Manager

Phil Beecher

Chairman

Carsten Nielsen

Head of Product Management - Smart Grid Solutions

Dominique Verhulst

IP Business EMEA Vertical Markets Director

Ronan Quinlan

Joint CEO

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Innovation for the Smart Grid Challenge
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