Power utilities worldwide are looking for ways to extend the life of in-field assets while also improving service levels to power subscribers. Existing energy infrastructure deployed across our nation is largely composed of assets with extremely limited communication capabilities based on SCADA protocols, such as DNP3. By the end of 2024, over $7 trillion of infrastructure upgrades will be required.
These challenges can be addressed with smarter distribution grids that control and monitor assets down to the level of neighborhoods and individual homes. These smart grids incorporate military-grade securable protocols and hardened architectures. They use hygiene services and bi-directional conversion to Data Distribution Service (DDS) software for all internal and intra-network signaling. And they source intelligence in nodes with continued secure communications to existing operational management systems. The result is distributed management, distributed intelligence, and distributed security for high-resolution analysis, implementation of evolving policy controls, and reasonable price to performance ratio.
This webinar, co-hosted by RTI and LocalGrid, will discuss the evolution and benefits of smart grids, as well as advancements such as:
• Localized control rather than centralized protocol hygiene (energy firewalls)
• Analytics and policy control rather than just security
• Over the air DDS-assisted updates to change duty cycle and capabilities, and reduce service costs
• Mesh-/fabric-based network topologies for self-healing, fault-tolerant networks (multi-master topologies)
• Verification of DR compliance using DDS
Who: David Barnett, Vice President of Products and Markets, RTI; John McHale, Editorial Director, OpenSystems Media
What: RTI presents a live OpenSystems Media E-cast, “Is your power utility smart enough to survive another decade?”
When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 (11:00 AM EST/8:00 AM PST)
Where: To attend the E-cast, participants can register for free at ecast.opensystemsmedia.com/443
About OpenSystems Media
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