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Power utilities

Empowered for the new energy future

Realize your smart grid vision. Optimize power distribution. Adapt to changing energy demands. Support new business models. Achieve your critical objectives with our solutions for power utilities.

Growing microgeneration, storage and energy conservation mean the power sector is facing lower demand and flatter revenues. As a power utility, you have three main options for addressing these trends:

  • Remain a transmission or distribution system operator and automate, improve operational efficiency and optimize asset lifecycles
  • Expand your portfolio by entering the renewables market
  • Use your assets to offer smart city services, plus 5G small cell backhaul and broadband services 

Nokia can help you succeed with your chosen path. Our solutions make your grid smarter, more reliable and more responsive to new demands. They enable you to realize benefits of Industry 4.0 with digitalization and automation to operate more efficiently, reduce costs and get the most from your assets. And they help you evolve your business to seize new opportunities.


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Nokia Bell Labs Industry 4.0 architecture for power utilities

The Industry 4.0 architecture harnesses technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things, edge computing, cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, and high-performance networking — including 4G/5G — to drive dramatic productivity improvements and uncompromising safety with digitalization and automation.

With the Industry 4.0 architecture for power utilities, you can build an agile and efficient grid communications that’s ready for growing distributed energy resources, any new demand, opportunity or challenge, and a cost-effective managed transformation to net zero emissions.

  • Connect smart sensors, devices and mobile workers with the highest reliability and security
  • Get the performance and ultra-low latencies you need for automated wide area protection systems
  • Increase network capacity where it’s needed for new applications while delivering required deterministic performance for legacy systems such as teleprotection
  • Create value by applying analytics, sensor and device management, digital operations and machine-learning to any smart grid application
  • For some utilities, it will also offer a broadband communications platform for new services and a transition to new business models

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Digitalization enablers

  • IMPACT IoT platform
    Unlock competitive growth with new services and applications for the Internet of Things


Critical connectivity

Dynamic Security

Bell Labs Consulting Services and Nokia Global Services can help you realize your Industry 4.0 architecture, with increased productivity and new business models.

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Why choose Nokia?

Build a smarter, more secure grid

Support all types of devices and operational services with one network. Prioritize traffic for your most critical services. Use dynamic, in-depth security to keep your entire grid safe from cyber threats.

Respond to change in real time

Optimize performance and reliability with a network that can reconfigure itself. And use real-time monitoring to detect and address issues as they arise.

Manage risk proactively

Optimize your operations and prevent service disruptions with machine learning systems that use advanced analytics to continuously predict asset failure times.

Modernize on your own terms

Deploy flexible solutions that help you get more from your existing investments and create a foundation for supporting renewables, Internet of Things (IoT) applications or utility broadband networks.

Accelerate digital-era success with the power of intelligent networks

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