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Hydro Utility Builds Foundation for Powerful Efficiencies and Protection

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 Hydro Utility Builds Foundation for Powerful Efficiencies and Protection - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Network Security
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Electrical Grids
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure
The Customer
About The Customer
The Challenge

As the main British Columbia electric distributor, BC Hydro provides 1.9 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers with energy. The hydro utility transformed to a digital business with Cisco connected networking, security, and smart grid solutions. • Deliver reliable, high-quality services • Enable remote automation and monitoring • Connect applications over a common networking infrastructure

The Solution

• Designed a smart grid based on Cisco Field Area Network • architecture and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). • Deployed Cisco Identity Services Engine and Cisco connected firewalls, mobile devices,and systems • Cisco IoT Planning, Design and Implementation (PDI) Advanced Services and Cisco IoT Network Optimization (NOS) Advanced Services

Data Collected
Light Intensity, Power Consumption, Voltage
Operational Impact
  • [Cost Reduction - Energy]
    Controlled power outages
  • [Management Effectiveness - Operation Transparency]
    Improved visibility for remote devices across the grid
Quantitative Benefit
  • Increased data collection from once every two months to twice a day

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