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Protecting energy supplies

Protecting energy supplies Enel is not only one of the largest producers and suppliers of electricity in Italy; it is also tasked with coordinating the use of the transmission grid with the generation facilities to ensure, at all times, the continuity and security of the electricity supply. Thus, as part of its plan to increase the automation of substations, Enel was keen to introduce monitoring and recording of faults and events on the electrical powerlines. Enel undertook a project to upgrade 15 key substations as part of this strategy, in partnership with Italian integrator Fort Fibre Ottiche. The project required hardened Ethernet switches which were IEC 61850 compliant and offered high reliability. It also required Ethernet media configuration flexibility that included mixed 100Mb fibre and 10/100 copper. Another major requirement for the power utility was that the Ethernet devices need to be able to operate at 12/110V DC. Fort Fibre Ottiche chose GarrettCom’s versatile ES42 range of compact, low cost, 6-port industrial Ethernet switches for Enel. The ES42 boasts high reliability as shown by the IEC 61850 and IEEE1613 standards compliance, and the product's rigorous testing fulfils the criteria deemed necessary by the power utilities industry to support mission-critical applications. This means demonstrating high reliability, electromagnetic radiation immunity, and sustained operation under temperature stress among other tough conditions.

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