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

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.

Recorded: 01 Mar 2016

Webinar Overview

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.

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