Leading New ICT, Building a Better Connected Smart Grid

In 2002, the U.S.-based Electric Power Research Institute proposed a research project titled IntelliGrid to focus on the integration of electricity and communications systems. Eighteen months later, the project was officially named IntelliGrid Architecture and the world's first smart grid architecture was established. Over the last decade, smart grid pioneers have highlighted the importance of innovative smart grid architecture and the electric power industry has experienced dramatic changes in the transmission, distribution, marketing, and consumption of electricity. Only twelve years after the concept was first introduced to the world, the smart grid is now shaping the technical and management transformation of the global electric power industry with endorsement from utility companies of almost every country in the world.

Industry Cases

Building a Robust SGCC

Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle University was established in 1834. It is a Russell Group University and was ranked 18th out of 121 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 and third in the North East and Yorkshire. The University has over 20,000 students from 120 countries worldwide and enjoys one of the strongest EU Research portfolios in the UK, particularly in Medicine, Ageing and Sustainability.

Ningxia Electric Power: Using EPON to Provide Access for the Last Mile

Southern Cross University (SCU) is an Australian public university committed to innovative teaching and research. Campuses are located on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia and the southern Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. SCU also operates The Hotel School Sydney in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Over 15,000 students are enrolled at SCU, studying on campus and via distance education. International students come from 80 countries to study on-campus and SCU collaborates with institutions in Singapore, China, and New Zealand. SCU International ranked No. 1 in Australia according to the 2013 International Student Barometer (ISB) for international student support with satisfaction level of 98.8 percent.

China Southern Power Grid: Building China's First LTE-enabled Smart Grid

“We are planning for at least an 8 to 10 years windows with this network. We must be ready to accommodate new services and applications in the future, such as voice or video on the network. We must be ready for possible growth of higher education in Pakistan. Huawei’s 10G network platform provides us with future proofing, as it can meet our capacity, performance and availability requirements for years to come” ——Mr. Anwar Amjad, Director General IT Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

Highly Reliable and Agile Transport Network Empowering Shandong Electric Power

"One of the essential objectives for TVTC is to promote educational plans and make the best use of innovative technologies. Huawei's work helps us with this object, by building a new platform. We are enabled to promote a series of educational projects and prepare our students for the future." - TVTC manager, Doctor Ali bin Nasser Al-Gh

Industry Voices

Voice from Hebei Electric Power Corporation About Huawei's Enterprise Networking Solution

Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa selected the Huawei OptiX RTN 900 Hybrid TDM/IP Microwave Transmission System to upgrade their campus network. The system offers better communications, improved connectivity, and availability

eLTE-enabled Smart Grid in Zhuhai

Peking University selected the Huawei USG9560 firewall to protect more than 90,000 network computers used by 30,000 concurrent online users to securely access the large-scale public network and manage egress policies with a stable structure

Power Transmission and Transformation Communications Project of Ethiopian Electric Utility

PCSS (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center) is one of Poland’s five largest national scientific research and education data centers. Huawei helped PCSS build a HPC cluster with a 1.37 PFLOPS computing performance, ranked 80th in the latest global Top500 HPC clusters. PCSS is now Poland’s second largest supercomputing center.

Smart Guohua Electric Data Center Highly Reliable and Agile Transport Network: Empowering Shandong Electric Power

With Huawei’s help, Ethiopia’s SchoolNet project successfully deployed 5,200 virtual desktops in 65 schools. Huawei’s desktop cloud solution features agility and high efficiency, security and reliability, and optimal user experience.

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