Extending IP Services for Smart Grid Opportunities

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Nov 21, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Extending IP Services for

Smart Grid Opportunities

Ed Drew

Vice President, Utility Solutions

edrew@nrtc.coop


Telco
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Electric Cooperative Opportunities

Maple Grove, MN

April, 2010

© The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative

National Rural Telecommunications
Cooperative


Founded in 1986 by our members


Over 1,500 members strong


Electric cooperatives


Telephone cooperatives & independent
telcos


Associate members


Non
-
dues based, revenues generated by
the products/services we provide members


Operate as a non
-
profit cooperative,
returning patronage to our members

© The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative

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Our Mission

To lead and support our members by


Delivering telecommunications solutions to
strengthen member businesses



Promoting economic development



Improving the quality of life in rural
America

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What’s All the Buzz About Smart Grid?

What Is the Smart Grid?

Layers to the Smart Grid

Communications

Applications

Power

National Broadband Plan &Smart Grid

“Broadband and advanced communications will play an
important role in achieving goals of energy
independence and efficiency”


FCC National Broadband Plan



Improve efficiency, reduce emissions, increase energy
independence


Harden public networks, develop cyber security requirements


Develop nationwide interoperable mobile network for safety
organizations


including utilities


Provide real
-
time energy data to consumers, implement
demand
-
response solutions


Provide RUS loans to support commercial broadband
-
based
smart grid applications


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Telecommunications & Smart Grid

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Communications
& Technologies
Enable a Smarter
Grid

Generation,
Transmission,
Distribution

Sensors
Collect
Information

Information
Provides
Data About
Grid

Software
Applications
Turn Data
Into
Intelligence

Intelligence
Leads to
Action


To be “smart” the
grid will need to
“talk” like never
before

NRTC Smart Grid Solutions Suite

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PLC

Licensed Wireless

WiMAX & Cellular

SCADA

Distribution Automation

Integrated Volt/VAR

Demand Response

Consumer Enablement

Weather Data

Surge Protection

Land Mobile Radio

Cellular

MDS

Spectrum

WiMAX

Cyber Security

NERC Compliance

Renewables

Alternative energy sources that will be

incorporated into the grid

PRODUCTS

ADVISORY & CONSULTATION SERVICES

IT & INTEGRATION SERVICES

GIS

AVL

Mobile Field Force Management

Solar

Productivity

Tools that increase operational efficiency and

help control costs

Voice Communications

Data Communications

Technologies to move data and keep you and

consumers informed

Communications

Premise Security

Security

Solutions to control access to infrastructure

and protect data against cyber threats

AMI

Grid Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Reliability

Applications to monitor the health of the grid

and solve potential problems

Data Management

Cooperation Opportunities


Consumer applications


Interesting,
inevitable, complex with diverse ideas on
direction with millions of constituents.


Grid Efficiency Applications


“Low
Hanging Fruit” of Smart Grid. Many
state EE and REC may credit efficiency
applications


IT Integration


Telco IT Talent can be
applied to Electric Utility IT services
integration


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Grid Optimization


Integrated Volt/Var

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Cap Controller
Voltage Sensor
LTC Controller
Distribution Feeder
Substation
Data Communication Network
Utility Private Network
Grid Optimization Software
SCADA
Historical DB
House
Possible Scenarios


National Wireless Efforts (Create New Opportunity)


LTE Extension to Rural Areas


Wimax

to Rural Areas


National Public Safety/700 MHZ/Other


Local Driven Efforts (Sell what you have)


Support local utilities with your existing wired and
wireless broadband networks


Partner with an electric utility to fund a fiber build
-
out
or wireless deployment


Provide data management, cyber security and other
services needed by utilities