Efficient and effective edge communications for data collection and distribution grid control are essential. There are a multitude of last mile and access technologies and solutions. In this webinar/paper we elaborate on your options and suggest a 5-step approach to create best solutions in a complex and dynamic environment.
A smart grid can be realized through the addition of monitoring, analysis, control, and communication to the electric distribution system in an effort to optimize its use over a variety of conditions and events. One of the major challenges to such an undertaking is that the resulting intelligent grid may consist of thousands of communicating devices. Enabling numerous new devices also creates an exponential increase in the volume of new data generated from those devices. The process of managing this data flow and analysis will be integral to how grid modernization benefits are realized.
Communications to and from end point devices may need to come in various types to operationally and economically connect every device. Navigating through the multiple options for communications and making the right choices for the needed services; balancing the initial investment, operating costs, performance, security and technological lifecycles is a demanding task in a rapidly changing landscape.
The 5 step approach proposed in this webinar/paper helps utilities make successful choices for their existing and future communications requirements.