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Huawei unveils LTE-based smart grid solution

The eLTE smart grid solution is already commercially available in China

Chinese vendor Huawei has released its wireless smart grid solution, dubbed the eLTE SmartGrid. The vendor said its new eLTE SmartGrid solution applies advanced 4.5G cellular wireless communication technology in the electric power industry to help implement smart power distribution and consumption on power grids.

The eLTE smart grid solution leverages 4.5G cellular wireless communication technology to deliver 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 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, the Chinese company said.

In DA scenarios, 4.5G wireless communication technology with high bandwidth, low latency, and multiple connections support dedicated communication networks. 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, which significantly improve the reliability and quality of power supply, and implement fully intelligent grid management.

In AMI scenarios, 4.5G wireless communication technology is used to connect a huge number of terminals, such as smart meters.

“Taking one step beyond 4G, Huawei’s eLTE SmartGrid solution applies advanced 4.5G wireless communication technology in the electric power industry. The solution will bring about a paradigm shift in the way that power utilities work, and will vastly accelerate their digital transformation,” Edward Deng, President of Huawei’s Wireless Solution, said. “Beyond public service sectors, like water, electric power, and gas, ports, airports, and factories will also witness major changes. Huawei plans to launch a series of solutions that meet the varied requirements of different companies in different industries.”

Huawei’s smart grid product is already commercially available in the Chinese market, and will be further rolled out in other regions around the globe, the company said.

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