The future of electric utilities is tightly bound to their ability to provide automated distribution of electric services. To support these evolving intelligent delivery systems, reliable high performance Internet Protocol (IP) data communications are required.
Asia experiences more natural disasters than any other region in the world. However, there may be a solution to help mitigate loss going forward - investing in and embracing emerging smart grid and microgrid solutions.
In smart city initiatives, electrification of the personal vehicle, fleet and mass transit sectors is becoming an important tool for city officials and utilities as they reimagine how people and goods move sustainably across the urban environment.
We are at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the foundation of this new era is squarely built upon the success of the "digital grid." Today, grid modernization will involve three paradigms that will provide clarity to achieving an effective grid optimization strategy.
The impact of natural disasters on power grid resilience is increasingly gaining attention worldwide. Adapting lessons learned from high-profile incidents that have occurred elsewhere for the African continent, where energy supply is already intermittent, may provide opportunities to enhance the region’s energy system reliability through smart grid infrastructure solutions.
By building communications networks that can more tightly integrate business drivers and goals with the day-to-day load demand for their customers, utilities are taking initial steps toward integrating the smart grid with smart cities.