Whitepaper by Sensus, a xylem brand : How dedicated spectrum can make your smart grid a success

Abstract

Smart grids represent an unprecedented opportunity to move the energy industry into a new era of untold efficiency and sustainability that promises to contribute to the environmental and economic health of the world. Three crucial goals need to be met in order for a successful smart grid project to be achieved: reliability, security and efficiency. These can only be guaranteed with a communications platform operating within dedicated radio spectrum. This paper describes how to achieve a robust foundation for your smart grid with the use of dedicated bandwidth for the Radio Frequency (RF) communication used throughout the network. This facilitates two-way communication between the utility and its customers and when combined with the sensors in the electric distribution network, culminates in a secure and high performing communications platform. There are many advantages of using dedicated spectrum – here we have listed the most important elements.


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Smart Grid Bulletin November 2018


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