Huawei hosted its second Global Power Industry Summit in Brisbane, Australia, this week.
The event was held on August 21 to 22, 2014 and saw worldwide participation from power companies, industry organizations, and the academic community.
These professionals gathered at a place to share insights and best practices on building connected smart grids and explore upcoming trends in the power industry.
Huawei's summit was themed "Innovative ICT Empowers Better Connected Smart Grids," and included several keynote presentations and roundtable sessions.
"A better connected smart grid has four major features, firstly, it should be interactive and compatible with renewable energy resource," said David He, president of Marketing and Solution Sales, Huawei Enterprise Business Group. " Then it requires a smarter dispatch that could adjust the electricity tariffs that regulate power consumption demands, at the meantime, IT and OT will be coordinated in the future that ask for a consolidated grid, and there is one pre-condition underlying these features, which is a robust and self-healing capability."
Enhanced response time
The first keynote session was addressed by executives from an Australian power company and Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation.
These professionals delivered presentations on using smart grids to achieve enhanced response time and integrating IT and OT (Operation Technology) for power grids.
A joint report was released as part of the event by Huawei and IDC that discussed the role of innovative ICT technology in building better connected power grids.
Attendees of the event also explored the various forms of next generation power grids including distributed energy, automated, and the Internet of Things (IoT)-based grids.
It was jointly decided at the event that smart grids for the future need to be interconnected.
"A better Smart Grid will closely connect consumers, electricity, and equipment in every second, every watt, and everywhere. A better Smart Grid will be a fully-connected grid that provides electricity everywhere at every second, and utilizes every watt," added He.
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