What is the value proposition for deploying a utility-controlled private LTE network? What are the key use cases it can support? How does a multi-operating company utility move forward with a transformational project like private LTE? Why is beneficial to the communities that utilities serve?
Rewatch the session with Jeff Levy, Xcel Energy’s VP of Infrastructure and Shared Services and Ryan Gerbrandt, Anterix’s COO as they discuss Xcel Energy’s 900 MHz private LTE journey, the rationale for its decision to adopt that solution, the enhanced value opportunities that it may unlock, and how its comprehensive evaluation process can help other utilities efficiently reach their own decisions.Read More
As utilities and smart grid vendors continue to address the challenges of grid modernization, 3GPP LTE low power wide-area (LPWA) technologies will play a key role. While NB-IoT and Cat-M1 (also referred to LTE-M or Cat-M) are both viable alternatives for today’s utility networks, Cat-M1 is becoming increasingly important due to the ability to deliver faster data rates (as compared to NB-IoT) as well as the low latency required for smart meters, distributed automation, and other grid modernization applications.Read More
Anterix COO Ryan Gerbrandt and Chris Guttman-McCabe—chief regulatory and communications officer for Anterix—explain how utilities may use federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to pay for private LTE networks that are capable of supporting important smart-grid applications.Read More
Mar Tarres, Anterix’s Vice President of Commercial Operations, has contributed an article to Energy Central’s special issue “Utility Guide to Private LTE”. Her piece titled, “Accelerating 900 MHz Private LTE solutions with device security and control required for grid modernization” discusses the evolution of the power grid and the deployment of private LTE. This article…Read More
As we approach the close of wildfire season, this month we feature two game-changing solutions that allow utilities to safely and efficiently deliver electricity while significantly reducing the devastating risks of wildfires. LineVision’s dynamic line rating and line monitoring solution allow utilities to deliver more power over existing lines while detecting movement in lines to help prevent a potential breakage. If a line does break, SEL’s Falling Conductor Protection comes in for the save.Read More