Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The next wave of Ethernet Switches and Routers for Smart(er) Grids

Have you heard of SISCO in conjunction with IEC 61850? Which S/C-isco? I mean the "C"-Cisco. May be you did not expect Cisco getting involved in the Power market!

But "In electric substations there are so many sensors, meters and other control elements," said Inbar Lasser-Raab, a senior director of network systems at Cisco. "Tens of millions of elements will be connected to the network through these routers and switches," she said.

If each element provides some 100 signals, we will have to manage billions of signals! What is the right approach to manage these signals? Signal lists? Signal lists provided by field busses? There is only one international standard that has the answer to that challenge: IEC 61850 - The standard for (process) information management! Or?

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