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Smart grid communication solutions are key to building an integrated intelligent electricity grid. High performance smart grid applications require real-time two-way communications between centralized software and potentially millions of smart devices throughout the network. A communications network designed to this level of performance is critical to optimizing the value of a smart grid investment.
A clear prerequisite for future intelligent Smart Grid systems is a new level of automation in electricity networks, homes, offices, and electric appliances. VTT develops methods of managing this new set of information that will be provided by smart meters, intelligent home appliances, electric cars, and intelligent buildings. This development is similar to what happened with factory automation several decades ago, but whereas isolated automation systems were manageable and could be shut down, controlling a smart grid is more like remotely managing a set of aeroplanes using a common Internet connection, a web camera, and a joystick.
The electricity grid is one of our most critical infrastructures. VTT is developing methods that will ensure that Smart Grid communication systems are secure, trustworthy, and private—without sacrificing performance.