Utilities –and energy generation and distribution– will play a key role in the forthcoming energy transitions. Electricity grids are increasingly faced with the challenge to flexibly enable new energy production sources, and sustainable energy is at the forefront of the public debate.
Grids are increasingly being equipped with IoT and data management tools to granularly monitor and control assets and manage distribution, generation and consumption of energy.
Since an utility grid typically spreads all over a country, there are sites and substations located in sparsely populated areas. Here, on-premises wireless access to communications is likely to be cost effective and adequate.
Private wireless networks with predictable and consistently tight KPIs are likely to play a role, with coverage on premise at utilities’ facilities and along the grid.