Alcatel-Lucent is making the communications network of Luxembourg power utility company Creos smarter, using its Internet routing technology to lower costs and enhance the reliability and efficiency of power transmission.
Alcatel-Lucent has used its IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching) technology to replace Creos’s existing TDM-based communications system, bringing better efficiency to its power transmission network – from power generation to the substations.
The new technology will allow Creos to consolidate vital services, such as teleprotection, current differential protection, closed circuit TV (CCTV) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems – supporting remote monitoring, fault isolation and system safety and reliability – onto a single network.
The ability to converge all services on to one communications network not only enhances operational performance but will also help Creos to save the costs associated with managing multiple networks. This includes extending Creos’s intranet to support communications between control centers and the remote substation sites, enabling engineers to remain connected as they visit those sites.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide Creos with its 7705 Service Aggregation Routers, with the SAR-8 and SAR-18 variants, as well as the 7210 Service Access Switch and 5620 Service Aware Manager.