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Adrian Grilli, JRC - Resilient Utility Communications

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Presented by Adrian Grilli, JRC in the UK Spectrum Policy Forum UK SPF Workshop: Spectrum Infrastructure Resiliency & Interference on the 18 April 2016.

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Adrian Grilli, JRC - Resilient Utility Communications

  1. 1. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk 18 April 201618 April 2016 Spectrum Policy Forum Workshop on Spectrum Infrastructure Resiliency & Interference Resilient Utility Communications Adrian Grilli, Managing Director, JRC Ltd (A joint venture between National Grid Gas plc and Energy Networks Association Ltd)
  2. 2. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk • Critical Utility Operational Communications • Not all networks are the same … • Voice (mobile) • DATA (radio telemetry & telecontrol) • Resilient network options • Resilience • Consequences • Conclusions
  3. 3. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk Not all networks are the same … (just because they’re invisible …)
  4. 4. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk Resilient emergency voice communications •PMR • PMR/DMR/eDMR/eLTE, possibly as both voice & data network •Airwave • Airwave until 2020: then Emergency Services Network (ESN) •Satellite • Iridium, Inmarsat, etc • VoIP over VSAT from fixed location, plus WiFi/DECT from substation fibre •Roaming cellphone? • EE and O2/Vodafone
  5. 5. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk • Critical Operational Communications - voice PMR PMR PMR PMR PMR/Airwave Airwave Airwave Airwave
  6. 6. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk • Critical Operational Communications - data UHF UHF UHF UHF UHF Satellite UHF Wired
  7. 7. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk Key elements of resilience •Power independence •Flooding? •Backhaul capability •Graceful degradation (no single points of failure) Resilience issues “Every extra ‘9’ on availability increases the cost by an order of magnitude” (participant comment at Public Safety Europe Conference, Oxford December 2015)
  8. 8. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk Power independence
  9. 9. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk Resilience is multi-faceted
  10. 10. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk North America – 14 August 2003North America – 14 August 2003 Area of blackout Consequences – cascade failures & restoration challenges
  11. 11. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk Sunday 28 September 2003Sunday 28 September 2003 Consequences – cascade failures & restoration challenges
  12. 12. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk Consequences – cascade failures & restoration challenges
  13. 13. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk Electricity Black-outs: New world record!Electricity Black-outs: New world record! 31 July 2012: 650 million off supply Consequences – cascade failures & restoration challenges
  14. 14. Joint Radio Company: Making the spectrum and technology work for your business www.JRC.co.uk CONCLUSIONS • Key potential spectrum access risks for your sector. • Lack of additional suitable spectrum to manage increasing diversity and distribution of energy supply. • Perception that mobile networks can address all communications requirements. • Impacts of problems in sector. • Economic impact of unreliable electricity supplies • Sustainability and affordability targets. • Social impact of interruptions to gas, water & electricity. • Will the problem will get worse in the future? • Increasing instability in electricity grid and lack of inertia in system. • Increasing dependency on electricity and interconnection of grids. • Policy initiatives to mitigate the issue. • Access to suitable & sufficient spectrum on a timely basis. • Data confidentiality. • Avoid ‘one-size-fits-all’ mentality.

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