Smart grid communications

Increase grid efficiency, reliability, and safety by migrating your operational communications to an Alcatel-Lucent adaptive grid network.

Built for power utilities, our smart grid communications solution lets you converge your communication systems into one cost-effective IP/MPLS-based network. This converged network gives you the flexibility to optimize emerging IP-based smart grid applications and extend remote monitoring, control, and automation to new devices. It also gives you the performance and security you need to support existing SCADA and teleprotection communications.

We use our technologies and experience to remove cost and risk from the migration process.

Our smart grid communications solution gives you:

  • Field-proven IP network transformation and utility communications experience
  • Our award-winning 7705 Service Aggregation Router family with substation-hardened IP/MPLS routers, enhanced security, and proven teleprotection support
  • A broad portfolio that can adapt to any challenge while keeping you on schedule and on budget
  • End-to-end network management capabilities that help you use utility terminology to simplify daily operations

With our help, you can transition your communications to an intelligent, responsive, and adaptive smart grid network.

Solution Components

Our smart grid solution lets you combine the capabilities of several of our utility communications solutions, including:

  • Critical wide area network (WAN) infrastructure – Connect substations, grid devices, control/data centers, and mobile radio sites using our portfolio of utility-grade IP/MPLS, optics, and microwave radio products. Support more applications and evolve to the IEC 61850 Substation standard with our Ethernet switches and routers when you are ready.
  • Field area network (FAN) – Extend communications to remote grid devices, renewables, homes, and businesses with a FAN solution that lets you pair an IP/MPLS WAN with 4G LTE, FTTx, and wireless mesh technologies.
  • Network and data management – Simplify operations with automation that optimizes the performance of services, IP/MPLS networks, and support system processes.
  • Cyber security – Reduce costs, ease regulatory compliance, and safeguard communications with an end-to-end security solution that includes integrated firewall and encryption capabilities.

Services

We back the smart grid solution with services that minimize your risk and ensure your success. Our services span the transformation lifecycle, from planning and design to deployment and maintenance. Take full advantage of our Bell Labs Consulting and professional services portfolios.


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