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Mission-critical WAN for power utilities

Build a converged network that supports all your critical applications

Nokia Mission-critical WAN for Power Utilities lets you build a secure, reliable, and modern communications network that enables grid automation, control and monitoring. It provides the network components and expertise you need to:

  • Enable TDM migration while preserving the integrity of traditional SCADA and teleprotection systems
  • Support new Ethernet- and IP-based protection, SCADA, and video surveillance applications
  • Extend IEC 61850 networking from beyond substations to WAN and FAN
  • Launch smart grid applications more easily and integrate renewables

Our solution helps you transition to a utility-grade converged IP/MPLS and packet optical network that’s ready for growing Ethernet and IP application traffic, digital substations, and evolving with IEC 61850 and cloud. It gives you the flexibility to carry IP/MPLS services over an optical or packet microwave transmission layer, as well as LTE access or satellite link. And it supports traditional TDM and new IP/Ethernet traffic with the high availability and stringent quality of service (QoS) required for applications such as teleprotection and differential protection.

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White paper
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IEC 61850 explained for communications, protection and virtualization

Case study
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WAN case study series

Webinar
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IEC 61850 everywhere in your power grid

Get full value from your communications infrastructure
 

  • Run multiple applications over a common network infrastructure
  • Consume bandwidth dynamically and efficiently with application-specific hierarchical quality of service (HQoS)
  • Reduce operating costs by consolidating your networks and simplifying maintenance processes

Preserve the integrity legacy critcal
 

  • Deploy hardened, reliable communications network equipment designed to operate in utility environment mission-critical networks
  • Ensure predictable network performance with MPLS traffic engineering
  • Assure throughput and availability for critical applications, including protection

Roll out smart grid applications faster
 

  • Support smart grid programs with network infrastructure that delivers field-proven scalability, reliability and security
  • Streamline the introduction of new technology with a superior IP/MPLS service and network management system
  • Ease integration of IP/MPLS/Ethernet services with optical and microwave transmission
  • Support TDM migration with no disruption
Use case
Improving capacity and performance for smart grid operations

Improving capacity and performance for smart grid operations with converged, critical WANs

eBook
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Harness the superior power of IP/MPLS for power utility communications

White paper
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Building the digital substation communication foundation

White paper
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Harness the power of a utility private OT cloud

Solution features and benefits

Succeed with a complete WAN solution

Realize the benefits of an adaptive grid communications network. With our IP/MPLS network for utilities, you can support all traffic types and use one management system for all your IP/MPLS, fiber and microwave network assets. Additionally, your can extend the grid communications seamlessly into your data centers.

Support teleprotection over IP/MPLS and microwave
 

Teleprotection is your most mission-critical and time-sensitive application. Our field-proven solution delivers teleprotection over IP/MPLS and packet microwave radio.
 

Transport SCADA over IP/MPLS

Our solution lets you upgrade your network to IP/MPLS while supporting legacy SCADA systems without compromise. It allows you to reliably transport SCADA traffic so you can monitor, analyze, control, and maintain your power grid.

Secure your network and data

Utility networks are becoming targets for attacks and cybercrime. Our solution lets you secure your network and data against threats while adhering to regulatory requirements.

Validation of current differential protection

Test report
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Successful Validation of Hitless Failover using Active/Active IP/MPLS Paths with Siemens Line Differential Protection

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Successful validation of consistent and reliable IP/MPLS communications for line differential protection by Schneider Electric

Test report
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Successful validation of reliable and secure IP/MPLS communications for current differential protection by University of Strathclyde Engineering

Test report
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Burns & McDonnell Test report 9500 MPR Validation for Electric Utilities

Solution elements

7705 Service Aggregation Router

Multiservice access and aggregation for mission-critical networks

1830 Photonic Service Switch

Optimize optical networks to meet unpredictable traffic demands

Network Services Platform

Automate, manage and control IP and optical networks

7210 Service Access Switch

Transform your network and prepare for growth with high-throughput, high-density access and aggregation routers

Wavence Microwave Transport

Maximize spectrum utilization while reducing the TCO of microwave networks.

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