The router provides an end-to-end communication network that enables increased power grid efficiency and reliability, reduced energy consumption, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The router can be leveraged across applications including:
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
Distribution Automation (DA)
Integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER)
Remote Workforce Automation
The router provides reliable and secure real-time communication between the FAN systems and the numerous devices that exist on the FAN, including meters, sensors, protection relays, Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations, and distributed solar farms. Network data is forwarded and processed over secure communication links between devices within the distribution grid for local decision processing.
Additionally, this data is sent to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and other management systems. The router supports physical connection to legacy Data Acquisition devices (over the serial port); the data from these devices can also be sent to central SCADA systems using protocol translation over the IP network.