Utility companies in the UK and Europe are under increasing regulatory pressure to not only offer an energy system that is reliable and secure but one that also delivers affordable energy to businesses and private households while still supporting targets for tackling climate change. It’s, therefore, never been so important to find solutions that promote their efficiency.
Using remote management technology to monitor infrastructure, control reclosers and minimise outages provides great assistance towards these goals. But there are challenges in implementing these solutions. Accessing reliable connectivity is just one of these challenges faced when adopting remote asset management technology. With large proportions of utility companies’ assets stretching long distances across remote areas, further issues must be resolved to support viability and deliver maximum benefit.