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Smart Grid Communications Planning - An Integrated Approach

Tuesday Jul 12, 2011 Presented by Energy Central
Virtual Event

Utilities are discovering that a high-bandwidth, low-latency, wide-area communications infrastructure represents the backbone of any successful smart grid initiative. The core smart grid technologies -- including smart meters, distribution and substation automation, distributed renewables, community energy storage, demand response, power monitors, and mobile workforce management - all require a reliable communications medium.

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Venue: Your Office
Event Price: 0.00 (US)

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Energy Central
Contact Name: Energy Central
Phone: 303-521-6006
 

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In response to this need, the marketplace has seen the emergence of a plethora of technologies appear as solutions, ranging from power line carrier, broadband over power line, and fiber to WiFi, WiMAX and LTE. For many utilities, the question arises as to whether or not a single communications infrastructure will meet their needs or a hybrid solution is required. This webcast will discuss the communications challenges and options faced by utilities when developing a communications strategy to meet their smart grid needs.

Panelists include: 

  • Gary Cripps, CFO, Delaware Electric Cooperative
  • Hector Puente, Sr VP of Operations, El Paso Electric
  • Mark Simon, Senior Engineer, Real Time Analysis, Transmission and Substation Engineering, ComEd (an Exelon Company)

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