This lack of remote visibility causes problems for utility companies and other owners, who must immediately respond when regulators call for changes in production.
That's because the electrical grid has to be a Goldilocks kind of system: not too much electricity, not too little. It has to be just right.
The only way to keep the grid in balance is for owners of electrical generation equipment to alter production exactly when it's needed. But with wind turbines scattered across miles of land, immediate response is a problem.
SCADA Solutions in Irvine, California, found a solution to this problem with a wireless mesh radio network and Opto 22's groov.
See how SCADA Solutions brought older wind turbines into today's connected world in our new Application Brief.
OptoNews March 18, 2015 - Read more in this issue:
- Integrate your BACNet system with SNAP PAC
- Behind the scenes on James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge
- Tech tip: Build your I/O in the Configurator