A more distributed power grid requires a more distributed IT and computing infrastructure, with data processing capabilities and applications platforms extending all the way to the grid’s edge. This requires computing and data processing power to be located in multiple levels of the network: in connected devices at the edge of the network (edge computing), at the field-area network level (fog computing) and in the cloud (cloud computing). The optimal location and type of computing power is driven by the operational use cases and what they require in terms of bandwidth, latency, security and other factors. Read this paper to learn more about a hybrid approach to grid operations.
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