Let’s consider the jam that utilities around the world find themselves in. Demand for electricity is increasing faster than they can supply it. At the same time there is political
and consumer pressure to cut the cost of power.
However, a great deal of utilities’ infrastructure is ageing
and requires an urgent upgrade. A symptom of this is the
occurrence of major power outages which not only infuriate
governments and users, but can lead to stiff penalties
for failing to meet SAIDI (System Average Interruption
Duration Index) targets. Add to this increasing regulatory
pressure, green initiatives, security concerns and
With the strain on their cash flow, utilities have limited
room to manoeuver in their investment planning.
They must find smarter ways to deliver more power
more efficiently, monitoring current assets, minimizing
the risk of prolonged outages, deploying upgrades, and
seeking new, profitable business. So where should they
target their money?
ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL
“You do not need to wait for a whole
new broadband network for the
benefits of Smart Grid.”