To address requirements of an intelligent distribution network, the government’s smart grid initiative is a welcome step. The smart grid (intelligent transmission and distribution) is capable of monitoring and responding to changes in everything from power plants, customer preferences to individual appliances.
Solutions from Phoenix Contact
Close cooperation with the power industry has led to development of various systems and solution for the T&D network. Phoenix Contact is an established specialist for safe connection, signal and automation technology and offers reliable and high performance systems for efficient and future-oriented solutions. The company’s solutions are characterised by usage of open technology and standards. The communication and network diagnostics has always been the strength of automation solutions from Phoenix Contact. The remote control and monitoring solution can be realised with a large portfolio of industrial modems in combination with the control technology supporting ODP, VPN, IEC 60870-5-101 / 104, FTP…
Building blocks of an intelligent power distribution
• Constant monitoring of energy generated and load currents using the numerous AC/DC transducers for current and voltage, provides reliable and high accuracy data.
• Communication via standardised protocols IEC 60870-5-101/104, FTP, ODP either on wired or wireless or fibre optic network is no mystery to Phoenix Contact.
The complete communication network portfolio is available to the system designers to choose the right technology for the right application.
• Simple handling of data logging units using standard predefined function blocks ensure easy and fast installation and commissioning of the system.
• Future-proof solution provides the flexibility to add or remove any functionality required as the system is designed to be modular and scalable to fit the customer requirements.