C&W Worldwide Bolsters Smart Grid Offer

Cable&Wireless Worldwide adds smart-grid substation automation products to its portfolio

June 9, 2011

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LONDON -- Cable&Wireless Worldwide has enhanced its smart grid enabling portfolio with smart grid substation automation products and solutions, taking the next step towards helping utilities create an intelligent communications network that will aid in the development of the UK’s smart grid.

Substation automation ensures uninterrupted electric power flow through several layers of switching, protection & control equipment and transformers in the electrical generation, transmission, and distribution system. By monitoring substation operating conditions and performance, substation automation ensures electricity supply will remain stable. This is particularly relevant for a smart grid as it will need to accommodate renewable energy supplies and variable power sources. Substation automation adds robust data communications to electricity utilities’ substation sites, enabling them to deliver smart grid solutions securely as they seek to revolutionise the electricity network and maintain security of supply for consumers and businesses.

C&W Worldwide is facilitating the development of the smart grid and is the first company in Europe to receive accreditation for Cisco’s Substation Automation Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program. As such it can deploy Cisco’s high-quality, IP-based substation automation products and solutions to the electrical utility companies in the UK across its own, secure next-generation network.

Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc (London: CW)

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