posted Jul 28, 2011, 8:36 AM by Unknown user
Recently, Tropos' Chief Technology Officer,
Narasimha Chari, gave a presentation as part of the Smart Grid Virtual
Summit in which he discusses the critical role of communication networks
in building the foundation of the smart grid. The focus of his discussion
is on the key criteria utilities are using in selecting use of public vs
private networks for smart grid communications.
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City Board of Public Utilities Selects Tropos Networks for Smart Grid
Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
(KCBPU) is using Tropos GridCom˙ across its 127 square mile service
territory. The initial use will be for AMI backhaul of 70,000 Elster
EnergyAxis® electric meters and 56,000 Neptune water meters. KCBPU had used
a cellular network for its AMI pilot but found its reliability, coverage
and economics were inadequate.
and Itron Joint Solution Selected for Avista's $38M Smart Grid
Demonstration Project in Pullman
Avista's Smart Grid Demonstration Project in Pullman selected a Tropos
GridCom network which will initially be used for backhaul of Itron OpenWay®
meters for 13,000 electric and 5,000 gas customers. In addition, the
project includes extending the Tropos network to provide high-performance
communications for DA devices (reclosers, capacitor banks, and
transformers) across 13 distribution feeders.
NEW CASE STUDY
At the Forefront of Smart Grid 2.0
Avista is underway with rollout of two
Smart Grid 2.0 projects in the state of Washington, in Spokane and Pullman.
These projects encompass multiple Smart Grid applications - distribution
automation, AMI, customer Web portal, and demand response. For both these
projects, Avista has selected to use Tropos GridCom, a private wireless
broadband network that economically aggregates communications for multiple
Smart Grid applications. This case study provides an in-depth overview of
Avista's projects, expected goals, and the requirements of the communications