Hydro Utility Builds Foundation for Powerful Efficiencies and Protection

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Hydro Utility Builds Foundation for Powerful Efficiencies and Protection

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OVERVIEW

As the main British Columbia electric distributor, BC Hydro provides 1.9 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers with energy. The hydro utility transformed to a digital business with Cisco connected networking, security, and smart grid solutions. • Deliver reliable, high-quality services • Enable remote automation and monitoring • Connect applications over a common networking infrastructure

BC Hydro

• Designed a smart grid based on Cisco Field Area Network • architecture and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). • Deployed Cisco Identity Services Engine and Cisco connected firewalls, mobile devices,and systems • Cisco IoT Planning, Design and Implementation (PDI) Advanced Services and Cisco IoT Network Optimization (NOS) Advanced Services

IOT
Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Controlled power outages
Improved visibility for remote devices across the grid
QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT

Increased data collection from once every two months to twice a day


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