Use cases for multi-purpose networks to improve flexibility, reliability and value

A key functionality of smart utilities will be high-speed data, communications and smart applications. How can multi-purpose networks improve reliability and data value?

Recorded: 05 Sep 2018

Webinar Overview

Between increasing consumer demand for access to real-time energy consumption data and increasing pressure to maintain high service reliability, utilities need to modernise infrastructures.

Utility automation networks have historically relied on a central hub to aggregate and analyse data, however distribution system operators are increasingly under pressure to deliver information more efficiently and to deliver proactive customer service.

Aging infrastructures also significantly impact the potential value of new smart meter and sensor technologies, handicapping the data opportunities.

To combat this and provide real-time decision support, operators need visibility and insights from devices at the edge, especially for the dynamic grid of tomorrow.

Itron and Cisco refer to this environment as the Active Network, and to combat the challenges of limited access to granular consumption data, created a scalable, multi-purpose Internet of Things (IoT) network.

Built on IPv6 technology, the solution leverages the power of distributed intelligence at every endpoint to unlock the ability to perform data analysis and decision making when and where it makes the most sense.

Through case studies, Itron will discuss the opportunities and use cases that have helped utilities address the challenges many utilities are facing both today and tomorrow.  

Join this webinar to learn more about:

  • Increasing grid reliability and improving customer service through real-time AMI applications
  • Leveraging distributed intelligence to optimise data analysis and decision making at the device level
  • Real-world use cases on leveraging a multi-purpose network to deliver value to multiple utility departments