Webinar recording: Getting to grips with smart grid communications


The smart grid – an electric network capable of two way electricity and data flows that can detect, react to changes in the network, that has self-healing capabilities and allows electricity customers to actively participate in the system.

Essentially the two way flows of information is enabled with communications – and this is where things become challenging. It is a complex collection of components that enables to flow the information along the grid – yet there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to picking the communication technology best suited to your particular environment.

The panel addresses the following questions:

  • What communication technology is the best for your utility’s needs?
  • What about privacy and security of the information you are transmitting?
  • What are the pros and cons of the various technologies out there?
  • What standards and communication protocols do you need to know about?
  • What type of communication works best in noisy environments? Or rural settings?
  • How important is interoperability and how hard is it to achieve?


Miguel Angel Sánchez Fornié, Secretary-General at PRIME ALLIANCE.

Phil Beecher, the CEO of Wi-SUN Alliance

Rémi Demerlé, LoRa Alliance Utilities Development Director, and LoRaWAN Ambassador, Semtech