Mar 2013
Electricity Distribution
Substation Communication Development
Mar 2013
Western Power Distribution
WPD Future Networks Team (01332 827446)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
Demonstration of future communication options for control, system protection, data acquisition and communication to distributed intelligent electronic devices at operational sites.
An extensive communications infrastructure has been developed over time to provide critical operational communications and as a result these use a wide range of different technologies with provision from a variety of sources.

Some of these technologies are reaching the end of their useful life and at least one of our service providers has announced that they wish to withdraw some of their services by 2011 and replace it with a Next Generation Networks (NGN), which will not support the current specific requirements of the connected equipment.