Electric Utilities

Turn-key System Implementation

From concept to implementation to maintenance, WDS offers a full suite of services to investor-owned, cooperative and municipal utility customers. WDS possesses the in-house expertise and talent to complete projects on time and on budget.

Microwave Backbones

WDS engineers and deploys high capacity backbone solutions that carry mixed IP, TDM and serial traffic. WDS’s redundant backbones for utilities are built with only carrier grade equipment and features. Backbones are implemented using FCC-licensed and unlicensed microwave equipment.

Smart Grid/AMI

Whether in urban, suburban, or rural locations, WDS can engineer, install, and monitor your AMI network. WDS uses the latest state of the art AMI technology from leading vendors to develop a wide area mesh network that meets the bandwidth needs of planned smart grid applications.

Extending IP to the Substations and Metering Points

Wireless is a reliable and cost effective means of achieving connectivity with remote substations, allowing utilities to run today’s more sophisticated telemetry, SCADA, surveillance and control systems. A private wireless network is wholly owned by the utility, has a shorter deployment timeframe when compared to fiber or leased lines, and can offer more bandwidth in underserved rural areas.

Serial-to-IP Conversion

WDS can convert serial data from legacy systems and transmit it across wireless IP links. The serial over IP solution allows utilities to extend the life of existing equipment and slowly migrate to IP as needs and budget permit.

 

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