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Huawei set to accelerate the smart grid

The solution aims to bring about a "paradigm shift" in the way power utilities work

Huawei is applying 4.5G comms technology to help implement smart distribution
Huawei is applying 4.5G comms technology to help implement smart distribution

Huawei has introduced a new eLTE SmartGrid solution which aims to accelerate the digital transformation of electric power companies.


The ICT solutions provider said the eLTE SmartGrid leverages 4.5G cellular wireless communication technology to deliver three benefits: fully connected electrical equipment and the ability to read a massive amount of grid data; data transmission with industrial-grade reliability and security; and measurable smart grid management.


The solution, unveiled at Hanover Messe 2017, will be mainly used in distribution automation (DA), advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), and preventive maintenance inspection on sub-stations, as well as online monitoring of grid facilities.


In DA scenarios, 4.5G wireless communication technology with high bandwidth, low latency, and multiple connections support dedicated communication networks.


“Taking one step beyond 4G, Huawei’s eLTE SmartGrid solution applies advanced 4.5G wireless communication technology in the electric power industry,” said Edward Deng, president of Huawei’s Wireless Solution.


“The solution will bring about a paradigm shift in the way that power utilities work, and will vastly accelerate their digital transformation. Beyond public service sectors, like water, electric power, and gas, ports, airports, and factories will also witness major changes.”


The networks enable online operations and monitoring of all power distribution nodes and terminals, enable quick fault location and the adjustment of power distribution solutions, significantly improve the reliability and quality of power supply, and implement fully intelligent grid management, said Huawei.


In AMI scenarios, 4.5G wireless communication technology is used to connect a huge number of terminals, such as smart meters, achieving a 100 per cent success rate in automation and accuracy of meter reading. This leads to a major reduction in manual labor costs.


Huawei’s eLTE SmartGrid solution has first been commercially deployed in China, and will be further rolled out in other regions around the globe, where it will help electric power companies go digital in preparation for the global energy internet.


The company also released the eLTE SmartCampus solution for applications like port management, mining, and manufacturing.



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