Completed NREL Study Findings Validate Performance of 900 MHz Private LTE for Utility Use Cases

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has successfully completed Phases I and II of its high impact project validating the performance of an Anterix 900 MHz private LTE network for critical grid communications. Findings from both phases are included in a technical report, and the research was informed by an Industry Advisory Board comprised of six leading utilities that provide service across 18 states, as well as former DOE Chief Technology Officer, Pete Tseronis. The six utility members of the IAB include: Consumers Energy, Duke Energy, Evergy, Eversource Energy, Holy Cross Energy and Xcel Energy.

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Thought Leaders Speak Out 2021 – IEI Key Takeaways

IEI’s provides key takeaways from an executive dialogue hosted as part of their ‘Thought Leaders Speak Out – Engaging Customers With Technology’ ongoing series. These takeaways feature ideas shared in the session by Warner Baxter, Chairman, President and CEO, Ameren, Mary Kipp, President and CEO, Puget Sound Energy, Bhavani Amirthalingam, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Information Officer at Ameren and Robert Schwartz, President and CEO at Anterix. The discussion focused on the value a private LTE network provides to the electric grid, utility and customer.

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Utilities and Rural Broadband Playbook

Utilities Playbook

This playbook outlines specific models for supporting those rural broadband efforts and provides real-world experience and examples from utilities, regulators, and industry experts on bridging this digital divide.

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A collective of private LTE networks is foundational to the power grid of the future

Collectively embracing private LTE networks as the communication platform for a connected, digital and intelligent grid will lead to a broader range of benefits both for utilities and their customers. Forward-thinking utilities are investing in private LTE networks as key infrastructure for their grid modernization efforts. Envision now interconnecting these networks regionally or nationwide to multiply and extend existing capabilities and enable new ones.

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