Smart Grid Use Cases & Case Studies

Use cases & Case studies that explain how Smart Metering and IT/OT Management are applied in Smart Grid scenarios

Use cases

Smart grid metering

Smart Metering

Complex deployments in remote and unattended locations.

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Automation

Guaranteed reliability, performance and security in the development of complex, sophisticated Smart Grid networks.

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IT/OT Management

Easy gateway device configuration process, control, security, troubleshooting and management for Smart Grid deployments.

Smart Metering

Complex deployments in remote and unattended locations.

Challenge

Normally a Utility has thousands of connected remote locations distributed across a geography with long distances between them. To increase this complexity some of those locations are unattended and located in complex spaces to access.

Those locations are offering critical services to the company and they are supporting also critical systems.

Besides the above-mentioned points, Electrical companies are also requesting quick, simple installation processes and competitive management tools with a view to not only controlling and configuring the initial installed base, but also any future devices incorporated into their Smart Metering networks. They need devices that can stablish a trustworthy network for real-time communications, advanced networking protocols and guarantee service isolation.

Solution

Smart-metering

Regesta Smart family devices offer next-generation communications for Smart Meter deployments. Teldat devices have the latest technologies to meet all the Smart Meter communications requirements, but also provide state-of the art software and hardware. With PLC technology to connect smart meters and LTE with dual SIM (backup) they provide the optimal solution to fulfill the requirements.

Teldat’s solution allows you to create groups and templates to simplify this complex installation. Once the configuration is ready, a simple replication can be done for the installed base and for each new installation. After configuring the device and plugging in it is ready to work.

Why Teldat?

The Teldat experience in communications and in the Utilities sector are the key in these kind of projects.

The Regesta Smart router family offer numerous competitive advantages to Smart Meter deployments, permitting solutions that are compatible with any type of architecture, from traditional to the most innovative: flexibility in communications (PLC and LTE connectivity), power source options (AC, DC and multirange) and interfaces like Ethernet and Serial ports.

Automation

Guaranteed reliability, performance and security in the development of complex, sophisticated Smart Grid networks.

Challenge

Remote control and automation of the electricity network play a significant role in the core business of Smart Grid deployments. The use of communications is therefore widely used as a guarantee of reliability, performance and security in the development of complex, sophisticated Smart Grid networks.

The need to comply with strict standards in electrical substations and harsh environment combined with the legacy communications with SCADA and RTU systems increase the complexity of the scenario.

Solution

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Teldat propose a compatible solution with both traditional and innovative Smart Grid architectures. Teldat’s Regesta Smart family are future-proof devices incorporating the newest technologies and constantly evolving to adapt to all kinds of scenarios, with the aim of simplifying management and controlling large-scale Automation deployments.

Regesta specific hardware design supports a wide operating temperature range and meets all electrical requirements for use in unattended locations with electrical hazards. All Teldat Smart Grid products have undergone comprehensive testing to ensure the equipment is reliable in the event of accidents, failures and adverse environmental conditions typical in these kinds of Smart Grid substations and transformation centers.

Why Teldat?

Teldat has leveraged its communications know-how to provide an in-house hardware design optimized to the unique needs of electrical companies during the past 10 years and more than 45.000 devices deployed. The Regesta Smart family has been designed to comply with strict standards on safety and performance in electrical environments, with a view to meeting the demanding conditions of processing plant locations.

IT/OT Management

Easy gateway device configuration process, control, security, troubleshooting and management for Smart Grid deployments.

Challenge

The digitalization and automation of distribution networks allows the total and real-time interconnectivity of the network, to know the status of each node, segment and element of the network, and to increase the efficiency and operational effectiveness of the lines but forces the administrators of these networks to manage and/or minimize the risks involved in the deployment of thousands of devices in unattended locations.

These networks are exposed to an increasing number of technologies that are connected to it, where in most cases these devices (Scada, sensors, meters, etc.) are not necessarily designed and prepared to minimize these risks and therefore exponentially increase cybersecurity risks, making protection and availability of unattended devices and installations essential.

Solution

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The combination of advanced networking protocols and management tools like Teldat Cloud Net Manager (CNM), make this router ideal for large-scale deployments. CNM also provides electricity companies with full visibility of their networks and allows large organizations to simplify the task of managing their communications networks to achieve more reliable ones. At the same time, the tool provides a proactive analysis of incidents through alarms, statistical reports and network and application-level traffic monitoring.

Teldat’s be.OT solution address those cybersecurity challenges: device identification, augmented visibility, detection of unknown behavior and malicious traffic and attack.

Why Teldat?

All Regesta Smart family devices have Teldat’s advanced internetworking software, endowed with the most advanced state-of-the-art technologies to cover areas such as the safety of encrypted communications, access control and IDS/IPS capabilities.

The experience of Teldat in communications and utilities are a key point in these kinds of projects.

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