Utility companies are constantly looking for ways to improve the reliability and availability of field data and optimize response times when system faults occur to minimize service interruptions. Satellite-based telemetry solutions are quickly becoming the preferred choice for Smart Grid monitoring applications where access to accurate, real-time information is critical, especially in remote sites where access to other telecommunications networks may be scarce.
Whether as primary or backup communications in rural and urban areas, satellite-based telemetry solutions enable 24/7 monitoring and control of Smart Grid infrastructure and equipment, delivering actionable data and alarms to utilities when issues are detected. Having the right information at the right time enables maintenance crews to properly prepare and quickly respond to a situation, which helps reduce SAIDI and SAIFI rates, thereby improving the quality of the supply of electricity while keeping costs down.
Smart Grid monitoring solutions that operate on L-band frequencies are ideal for M2M applications thus minimizing interruptions in the transmission of data. In addition to monitoring and controlling protective devices in the electrical power grid, these solutions are widely used to monitor metering devices such Smart Meters.
In this session, learn how small and large utilities can benefit from the power of satellite-based telemetry solutions to gain complete visibility of operations, automate processes and enable cost savings.