European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) Smartgrid and the role of FTTH FTTH Conference 2013, 20th February, Excel London
European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC): • Formed in October 2004 as a European Arm of UTC in USA. • A Utility Trade Association focusing on telecommunications and ICT as needed to support core utility businesses - electricity, gas and water. • Originally five members providing a small budget to allow recruitment of European resources
October 2004:• 5 charter membersMarch 2012:• 24 Charter members (2 from Africa)• 2 Regular members• 9 Associate members• In 2012 • 2 more charter members • 1 more associate
Europe’s Vision for Smartgrid – 2005/06The European Vision: • 20% energy from renewable sources • 20% reduction in CO2 • 20% reduction in overall energy consumptionSmartgrid Task Force established with working groups for energy production, energy networks (TSO & DSO), retail of energy supply and manufacturingEveryone stated telecoms & ICT would be required, but what and how?
EUTC identified a crucial role in supporting the development and creationof the future smartgrids: • All SGTF working groups recognised that more ICT would be needed but they had not involved ICT providers, vendors or the utility ICT experts. • ICT seriously under represented for two years, EUTC worked with DG Information Society to raise the importance and issues in providing ICT to support smart metering and smart infrastructure networks • Invited to participate in Workshops and Expert Groups by DG Energy and DGINFSO • SGTF Steering Committee, Expert Group 2, 3 & 4 • Also, funded projects supporting consortia examining ICT solutions.
1. cept – SS as the Center of the Solution Smart Grid @ Iberdrola Consumers and Distribution Network Management CentreRetailers Information AMM System SCADA Smart Metering Smart Infrastructure • MV and LV Supervision • Remote readings (energy + power) • Assets Alarms. • Quality of supply parameters • Fault detection (no trial & error method) • Remote tariffs programming • Automation and MV Grid real time control. • Remote Connect/Disconnect • Customer care improvement LV Grid MV Grid HV Grid Meters Growing number of Substations Distributed Secondary Substations ( x 106 ) Wind & PV connections (Automated)( x 102 ) Generation & EVs ( x 104 ) 6
Smartmetering: • A progression from Automatic MR? • With two way communications it will: • Promote reduction in use of energy • Provide for time of use tariffs • Allow demand side management • Support distributed generationSmartmetering does not need the Smart Infrastructure but SmartInfrastructure needs information from the customer (Meter?)
Smartmetering – Technologies & Solutions: • Many technologies can be used, both fixed and wireless • Public networks e.g., GSM, FTTH where available, satellite • Utility private networks, PowerLine Comms, long range radio, mesh radio,But cost is a major concern, customer to pay?: • Future proof, utilities expect 10-15 years life from telecom assets • Plug and playDSOs are increasingly looking at the combined business case for Smartmetering and Smart Infrastructure
Mapping of FutureRequirements to DSOModel Teleprotection CCTV DMS and SCADA Mobile Workforce Operational Voice Enterprise Data Distribution Automation Enterprise Voice Demand Response Retail Energy Management Communication with Microgrid AMI Page 10
Smart Infrastructure: • Intelligence from many asset points in the energy network • It is necessary because: • Distributed generation connects to the energy network at all voltage layers creating potential instability in network • Regulators and customers demand improved network performance • Energy consumption will continue to rise ( EVs, Heat Pumps) and improvement in asset utilisation is a key factor
Smart Infrastructure – Technologies & Solutions: • Many technologies can be used, both fixed and wireless • Public networks e.g., GSM, 3G, satellite • Utility private networks, Optical fibre, PowerLine Comms, long range radio, mesh radio,But cost is a major concern, the utility to bear costs: • Future proof?Utility wants control, may use managed services, but will probably retain the asset ownershipThese solutions will be Mission Critical Systems must continue to operate when the power is off
In Summary: • Utilities will make huge investment in energy networks and telecom services over next 20-30years • Demand for technology will increase, but no single solution fits all, utility will mix and match using what best fits their needs • FTTH has a role to play in SM • FTTH rollout can be enhanced by using utility investment in fibre for the smart infrastructure • In Europe The European Commission is promoting sharing of utility telecom infrastructure in support of all broadband solutions.
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