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Getting to grips with smart grid communications

Getting to grips with smart grid communications

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Getting to grips with smart grid communications

March 11 @ 15:00 - 16:00 UTC-6

The smart grid – an electric network capable of two way electricity and data flows that can detect and react to changes in the network, that has self-healing capabilities and allows electricity customers to actively participate in the system.

Essentially the two-way flow of information is enabled with communications – and this is where things become challenging. This is a complex collection of components which enables the flow the information along the grid – yet there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to picking the communication technology best suited to your particular environment.

Join us as we answer the following questions:

  • What communication technology is the best for your utility’s needs?
  • What about privacy and security of the information you are transmitting?
  • What are the pros and cons of the various technologies out there?
  • What standards and communication protocols do you need to know about?
  • What type of communication works best in noisy environments? Or rural settings?
  • How important is interoperability and how hard is it to achieve?


Miguel A. Sanchez Fornié, Secretary General | PRIME Alliance

Phil Beecher, the CEO of Wi-SUN Alliance

Rémi Demerlé, LoRa Alliance Utilities Development Director, and LoRaWAN Ambassador, Semtech




March 11, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-6
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