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Enabling software defined networking for electric power utilities

Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), offer some compelling use cases for electric power utilities.
Power utilities are undergoing a significant period of energy market transition, where renewable and distributed energy resources are shaping the power grid from a traditional grid powered predominantly by large scale generators, to one that is much more dynamic, where a high number of distributed renewable resources of varying capacity, from solar farms, wind farms and large battery storage, to rooftop solar and electric vehicles (EV). The combination of rooftop solar and electric vehicles, through the concept of virtual power plants, have the potential to introduce further dynamism to the power grid in the near future.

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Information systems and telecommunication

This Technical Brochure has been created by a Working Group from the CIGRE Information systems and telecommunication Study Committee which is one of CIGRE's 16 domains of work.
The scope of this SC is focused on the fields of information systems and telecommunications for power systems. SC D2 contributes to the international exchange of information and knowledge, adding value by means of synthesizing state of the art practices and drafting recommendations.

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