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T&D World Article: Connect to Protect: Private Communications Networks

May 4, 2022  –  SDG&E deploys a private communications network to monitor and maintain its grid in real time, so it can reduce its wildfire risk. by Omar Zevallos, SDG&E More than half of the largest wildfires in California’s history have occurred in the past...

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Rural Broadband Playbook
Industry Info, Position Papers, Voice of the Members

Rural Broadband Playbook

This document provides a high-level overview of the options for utility support of broadband internet service deployment to underserved customers. While electric utilities of all types are considering or making investments in their own private wired and wireless broadband communications infrastructure primarily.

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The Urgent Need for a Licensed Broadband Spectrum Allocation for Critical Infrastructure
Voice of the Members

The Urgent Need for a Licensed Broadband Spectrum Allocation for Critical Infrastructure

More than 3,000 electric utilities across the US are each managing multiple—sometimes more than a dozen—wireless networks in support of grid operations, workforce management, and customer service. Typically, these networks have been developed in an ad hoc manner for application-centric purposes.

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Koustuv Ghoshal
Videos, Voice of the Members

UBBA Voice of the Members: Koustuv Ghoshal

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is a video from Koustuv Ghoshal from Ericson.

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UBBA Voice of the Members: David Allen
Videos, Voice of the Members

UBBA Voice of the Members: David Allen

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is a video from David Allen from UScellular. Click below to watch this…

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Mauricio Subieta
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UBBA Voice of the Members: Mauricio Subieta

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is one from Dr. Mauricio Subieta from Nokia. Click below to watch this…

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Griselda Aldrete
Videos, Voice of the Members

UBBA Voice of the Members: Griselda Aldrete

Griselda Aldrete from Alliant Energy and one of the new UBBA Board of Directors shares her Voice of the Member. Click below to watch this UBBA Voice of the Members segment:

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Ron Brady
Videos, Voice of the Members

UBBA Voice of the Members: Ron Brady

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is a video from Ron Brady of Xcel Energy. Click below to watch…

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UBBA Voice of the Members: John Stafford
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UBBA Voice of the Members: John Stafford

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is one from John Stafford, President of North America for CrescoNet. John is…

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UBBA Voice of the Members: Rob Schwartz
Videos, Voice of the Members

UBBA Voice of the Members: Rob Schwartz

The 2021 UBBA Summit & Plugfest welcomed nearly 300 utility industry leaders to St. Louis for two days of thought leadership and technical testing. While in St. Louis we captured many voices of our members sharing their thoughts on the Alliance. Here is one from Rob Schwartz, CEO of Anterix. Click below to watch this…

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The Inherent Risks of Doing Nothing
Position Papers, Voice of the Members

The Inherent Risks of Doing Nothing

Today’s utilities are becoming more and more dependent on data, real-time data, to operate their networks safely and efficiently. Many utilities are currently evaluating the automation and modernization of their communications systems.

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Power Grids, Meet Strong Networks
Voice of the Members

Power Grids, Meet Strong Networks

We’re on the verge of a very different world for utilities as they face a dramatic business and technological transformation. Power, communications, transportation, infrastructure and even public safety are becoming interconnected and interdependent as utilities develop the intelligent grid.

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Nokia Video: Converged Private LTE and IP/MPLS FAN
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Nokia Video: Converged Private LTE and IP/MPLS FAN

Video: NYPA successfully tests drone flights using Private LTE wireless network for close-up inspections of power lines

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Whitepaper Storm Recovery Story from WESCO/Anixter
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Whitepaper Storm Recovery Story from WESCO/Anixter

When Hurricane Laura made landfall early in the morning on August 27, 2020 with sustained winds of 150 mph, and higher gusts as it roared ashore, it became one of the top five hurricanes overall to hit the U.S.

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Nokia Press Release: Service offering diversification with private wireless – QTnet (Kyushu Electric Power) in Japan
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Nokia Press Release: Service offering diversification with private wireless – QTnet (Kyushu Electric Power) in Japan

Video: NYPA successfully tests drone flights using Private LTE wireless network for close-up inspections of power lines

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Private LTE Broadband Changes the Game for Utilities
Voice of the Members

Private LTE Broadband Changes the Game for Utilities

The electric utility business is fundamentally more complex today than it was even five years ago: once primarily the supplier of centrally-produced power, the utility is now the master orchestrator of a multitude of distributed energy resources. Enabling the modern grid requires a solid foundation of certain strategic technologies, including private wireless broadband communications.

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Webinar: Building Momentum for the 900 PLTE Ecosystem
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Webinar: Building Momentum for the 900 PLTE Ecosystem

Moderated by Mark Poulin (Anterix) and featuring a panel of industry experts, including, Faramarz Maghsoodlou (Qualcomm Technologies), Jitender Vohra (Telit), Warren Westrup (Sierra Wireless), and Brundaban Sahoo (Motorola Solutions).

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Anterix’s Industry Insights Roundtable: Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future
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Anterix’s Industry Insights Roundtable: Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future

Hosted by Pete Tseronis (Dots & Bridges) with a distinguished panel of industry experts and practitioners, Andy Bordine (Anterix), Ahmad Faruqui (Brattle Consulting), Rick Schmidt (Black & Veatch), and Scott Schoepel (Motorola).

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Anterix’s Industry Insights Roundtable: Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future Part II
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Anterix’s Industry Insights Roundtable: Visioneering the Private Networked Grid of the Future Part II

Hosted by Pete Tseronis (Dots & Bridges) with special guests Bruce Albright (Burns & McDonnell), Bobbi Harris (UBBA), Chris Trabold (General Electric).

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Anterix Webinar: The Network Effect of Grid Communications
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Anterix Webinar: The Network Effect of Grid Communications

Join Guidehouse Analyst Richelle Elberg, author of Private LTE Networks Position Utilities for Industry Transformation, Alan McIntyre of Southern Company, Chris Guttman-McCabe, Chief Regulatory and Communications Officer of Anterix, and moderator Kevin Malloy, Vice President of Customer Solutions and Strategic Development of Anterix, to hear more from them about the concept of a future grid communications network effect.

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Keeping the Lights On with Dedicated LTE
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Keeping the Lights On with Dedicated LTE

A case study of how Southern Linc, the wireless communications network backed by the strength and reliability of Southern Company, transitioned to a highly reliable LTE network while meeting strict security requirements.

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Interview with Craig Tedrow, Senior Product Manager at GE’s Grid Solutions Business, and vice-chair of the Utility Broadband Alliance’s (UBBA) Business working group
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Interview with Craig Tedrow, Senior Product Manager at GE’s Grid Solutions Business, and vice-chair of the Utility Broadband Alliance’s (UBBA) Business working group

I am a Senior Product Manager, within GE’s industrial communications product line, working for the MDS wireless group. My education is in electrical engineering at Geneva College, and I’ve spent 21 years executing software design and firmware development. Most of that was here at MDS doing wireless product design and development focused on the energy and industrial industries.

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Interview with Allen Tharp, Senior Manager – Network Strategy, at Xcel Energy and chair of the Utility Broadband Alliance’s (UBBA) Use Cases working group
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Interview with Allen Tharp, Senior Manager – Network Strategy, at Xcel Energy and chair of the Utility Broadband Alliance’s (UBBA) Use Cases working group

I started my career working at Motorola installing wireless systems as a field engineer/project leader, and I later returned to serve as a systems engineer manager for worldwide deployments.

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Voice of the Members

News from Nokia: EPB Launches America’s First Community-wide 25 Gig Internet Service

Aug 24, 2022: EPB Launches America’s First Community-wide 25 Gig Internet Service READ MORE: https://epb.com/newsroom/press-releases/epb-launches-americas-first-community-wide-25-gig-internet-service/ 

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Industry Info, Use Cases, Voice of the Members

Presentations from 2022 UBBA Summit & Plugfest – Tuesday Tech Sessions

Each utility strategy is different and UBBA is the best resource for utilities to ask questions and collaborate about broadband solutions to meet the coverage, resilience, reliability, and cybersecurity requirements for their utility.  Reliable and resilient communications are critical for power utility operations.  The loss...

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