Endesa Pilots a New Paradigm in Telecontrol Networks
Source: Cisco Systems
Endesa is the leading utility in the Spanish electricity system. Endesa developed an innovative packet-switching network that took into account the demands created by the singular environment in which a utility has to operate: reliability, resilience and immunity in the presence of strong electrical fields. They want to migrate from a proprietary telecontrol platform to an IP-based network, evolve the network to provide additional services in a more efficient manner, minimizing investment in additional bandwidth and enhance real-time control and management of the power distribution network and cost reduction. Endesa chose cisco to overcome these challenges. They deployed Cisco Application Extension Platform (AXP). The results of deploying AXP include flexibility, scalability, integration of all assets, provision of innovative services to end customer and reduction in costs.