Summary by Raj Sivalingam, event Chair
Companies involved in the generation and distribution of electricity are facing the interrelated and increasingly urgent challenges of accommodating the increasing and changing demand for electricity while leading the charge on climate change and decarbonisation and ensuring secure and resilient supplies. This is resulting in dramatic transformations in the electricity generation and distribution landscape. From a one directional distribution network delivering power from a small number of (large) generators to consumers to a more complex ‘mesh like’ network involving an ever increasing and diverse set of (low carbon and renewable) generators embedded within the distribution network.
This inherent complexity of the network brings with it a heightened need for automation, control, and monitoring. This in turn brings with it a need for more widespread and up to date telecommunications across the distribution network.
In this scenario involving the two fast changing and interdependent sectors of electricity and telecommunications whilst creating mutual understanding and active collaboration between the industrial players, policy makers and regulators across the sectors is vital.
This webinar brought together over seventy electricity sector and telecoms representatives from across Europe as well as policy makers and regulators to explore:
- challenges and drivers facing energy companies over the next 5 years and how these impact on the connectivity and spectrum requirements
- emerging connectivity solutions such as private LTE
- review of next steps for the UK
Links/information kindly shared by delegates during the session:
- Update of 3GPP TSG CT #88-e plenary meeting by CT chair Lionel Morand, July 2020
- 3GPP SA #88-e plenary meeting update by Georg Mayer
- ECC Report 212 discusses the evolving use of MNCs
- Numbering allocations made in the UK, including Universities and Rail infra providers
Slides from the event can be downloaded via the links below.