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The bridge to the future
The smart substation as the smart grid foundation…at the edge

As utilities accommodate a rapidly growing array of distributed renewable resources at the edge of the distribution grid, they must also aggregate and optimize those resources through a range of flexible solutions, such as storage and demand response management. This optimization will enable the distributed sources to act like the types of energy they are meant to replace—namely, fossil fuel generation or other centralized generation sources that have an always-on baseload generation.

Managing this new energy system paradigm requires utilities to grow the smart grid at scale—a concept that is now possible after years of experimentation, technology improvements, and the growth of industry digital maturity. This distributed generation model must be matched by a distributed intelligence model—by which we mean enabling computation to be deployed at the edge of the grid in order to connect and optimize intermittent loads through intelligent substation applications that communicate in realtime across grid supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and protocols.

Substation & Edge-of-the-Grid Automation from Intel & Capgemini

Intel and Capgemini’s Substation & Edge-of-the-Grid Automation service offer is the only non-proprietary, true end-to-end, industry-driven solution that addresses the full energy value chain, from technology supply, consulting and business services, to implementation and integration through delivery and operations.

The solution combines Capgemini’s extensive domain expertise and business consulting services with Intel’s bestin-class technology and AI/machine learning capabilities to help utility clients enable the multidirectional flow needed to seamlessly manage supply and demand across the grid, including large and small loads and a variety of generation sources through a distributed intelligence model.

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