The connected grid
Build a more reliable and connected grid
Creating a more connected grid
As the fundamental structure of the power grid evolves from unidirectional, centralized distribution to a hybrid of multidirectional and varied sources, the ability to monitor and predict all parts of its behavior is a prerequisite. Employing the right connectivity technologies allows systems to generate insights and handle the amount of data coming from additional grid ecosystems such as electric vehicle charging and energy storage. These insights help make the grid more efficient, sustainable and reliable, so you can focus on improving infrastructure stability and scalability.
Connectivity benefits for the grid
Enable real-time data transfer to the connected grid with a wide-variety of industry protocols including RS-485, Controller Area Network, Ethernet, Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi®.
Choose the right features for your application, whether you're deciding between wired or wireless, high bandwidth or signaling, short or long range, or any other options for your design.
Secure and reliable
Integrate connectivity to help improve infrastructure stability and scalability. Process data with our reliable, affordable portfolio, with secure updates and communication.
Simplify your design with devices tested to meet a wide variety of protocols that are also certified by standards bodies. Our portfolios feature readily available software and hardware.
What’s new in connected grid infrastructures
The connected grid is seeing new trends emerge across many areas – particularly additional integration. For example, the integration of more e-meter data into the grid requires more connectivity. Our experts discuss these trends.
Wired technologies enable higher-speed networks and supply real-time data to connected grids, with low and deterministic latency and accurate synchronization.
Wireless connectivity features a scalable and feature-rich portfolio for electric vehicle charging infrastructures and more.
Embedded processing products are designed for edge computing, with real-time capabilities and low-power operation.