Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
DECC Smart Capital Grant Comms Hub
Feb 2013
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Comms & IT
The project will deploy an entirely new communications and IT hub environment that will be highly scalable and interoperable and make the Active Network Management (ANM) scheme fully IEC61850 (and other emerging standards) compliant. The IT and Communications hub will be installed alongside the existing ANM scheme infrastructure providing full scheme redundancy, the ability to switch between operating environments and allow future integration with other smart grid technologies.
The project will enhance the existing ANM deployment on the Orkney Isles.

The current Central Controller executes the majority of the functionality of the ANM Scheme and using the Central Controller to perform all of this functionality places a limit on its scalability. As the number of data sources increases the data handling element of the Central Controller approaches its operational limit.