We were recently outspoken on the vital topic of smartgrids, broadband, spectrum and datatopic at the National SmartGrid conference in Spokane, WA where we identified the need for involvement in broadband and spectrum policy for the short-term goals for utilities implementing intelligence for the grid.
This agenda goes even further in our keynote address and respective smartgrid sessions at the DataCenter Dynamics conference in Washington D.C. where leaders from the EPA and DOE joined with the leaders from the datacenter industry to discuss both the needs of utilities in data storage and access as well as conservation for datacenters as a significant power consumer.
Utilities have long been the unglamorous but critical business that makes the telecom industry a youngster by comparison. Utilities are appropriately cautious when they consider the use of new technology. After all, they know how to make their respective services and products perform reliably and by simple comparison, much of what is happening in the rapidly changing broadband industry doesn’t meet a utility’s metric for “reliable”.
In the last few years, that situation has quietly changed – there are lessons learned and new technologies in broadband and wireless that can demonstrably and cost-effectively deliver reliable “Utility-grade” service. But there is a methodology for choosing and deploying reliable systems and services that we uniquely understand.
Our experienced team is here to help utilities understand, identify, design, and implement “Utility-reliable” smartgrid and help address the complexities and integration with broadband systems and datacenters. We understand the whole picture, trust us to help you navigate your utility into the 21st century.