Modernize your grid infrastructure

These turnkey products and communications services work together to enhance energy services, and they play an important role in the development of smart cities. With a smart grid, you can improve on:

  • Grid modernization techniques
  • Field service operations
  • Outage detection
  • Speed of data capture
  • Continuity and disaster recovery

Traditional grids vs. smart grids

The smart grid provides a two-way connection and real-time information advantage for utility companies and their customers.

Smart Grid solutions from AT&T include:

  • Infrastructure communications
  • Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) including meter and head-end systems
  • Prepaid energy application and energy efficiency programs
  • Operational data management and data analytics tools

The benefits of a smart grid:

  • Increase operational efficiencies
  • Remotely manage system and assets
  • Gain intelligence to make better troubleshooting decisions quickly
  • Optimize resources to meet demand growth and allow for future scaling
Wind power with smart grid solutions from AT&T

System reliability with smart grid solutions from AT&T

Improve system reliability:

  • Reduce or prevent outages; restore power faster
  • Increase asset utilization and control

Amplify customer satisfaction and awareness:

  • Provide a stronger, more reliable grid
  • Help customers make informed choices with increased information
  • Keep rate structure stable
  • Increase flexibility of payment and rate options

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)

Get the real-time information you need to optimize grid performance. The next-generation Smart Grid Metering solution from AT&T provides an end-to-end turnkey solution for wireless meter connectivity including:

  • Smart Grid meters and sensors
  • Our highly secure national network and head-end applications for management of smart grid devices
  • Our professional services consultants with deep knowledge of the utility industry who can provide assistance with project management, implementation, hosting, and employee training

Benefits of Smart Grid Metering include:

  • Simple, streamlined point-to point, or point-to-multipoint solutions for optimal performance
  • Robust, highly secure AT&T network handles large volumes of data
  • Automatic registering and communication of data reduces field support requirements
  • Remote management capabilities can reduce the need for in-person troubleshooting
  • Cost-effective to install, operate, and maintain

Operational data management

Understand and leverage the data you receive from smart meters. Operational data management helps you to manage and understand the volumes of raw data that are received from AMI and legacy meters.

Information of various types is imported, validated and made available for secure data analysis, reporting, and billing. Operational data management integrates with weather and news data to assist utility teams to elicit meaningful information:

  • Understand, predict, and troubleshoot energy usage, to keep the grid functioning at top efficiency
  • Flexibility to utilize smart grid data for time of use; aggregation/settlement; load profiling; loss analysis reporting system; and data storage and management
  • Manages data for use in other applications such as outage management, AMI, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Customer service reps can handle customer questions in real time
  • Residential and commercial customers can interact with a portal to help them monitor, analyze, and budget their usage

Operational data management is offered in two models:

  • Fully managed and hosted in the cloud as an end-to-end solution
  • On-premises implementation and management by utility IT staff

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