pdvWireless and Department of Energy's NREL Announce Industry Advisory Board to Evaluate Private LTE for Next Generation Distribution Systems
Leveraging PDV's 900 MHz spectrum and NREL's Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) test facility, the two organizations are working to integrate a private LTE wireless communications system into NREL's testbed to analyze current and future use cases in a variety of network communications congestion scenarios that accurately represent real-life challenges faced by utility distribution systems. The analysis will be conducted at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) in
As an independent team of industry experts, the IAB will provide critical utility insight and advice on the study and will share guidance on use case selection. IAB members will also help define test scenarios that reflect the respective member's environment, as well as have full involvement in planned laboratory demonstrations of the combined LTE network and ADMS Testbed system at the ESIF.
"We are proud to be collaborating with the DOE and members of the IAB as we collectively work to address the growing critical needs of our nation's utilities communications networks," said
"The insights and guidance from the members of the
"The DOE's national labs have a long history in leading innovation to impact important changes in our electric grids. As the need for increased reliability and resiliency grows, the grid requires a robust communications network and this project will look to develop a solution to that,"
NREL and PDV are expected to present initial outcomes from the project with the
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pdvWireless, Inc. is focused on developing and offering solutions that leverage its spectrum assets for the deployment of next generation private broadband networks designed to meet the needs of critical infrastructure and enterprise customers. We are the largest holder of licensed nationwide spectrum in the 900 MHz spectrum band throughout the contiguous
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