For the latest power grid technology, Huawei combined 5G with its cutting-edge technologies, such as network slicing and edge computing, developing a 5G VPN for the electric power industry. The company then applied it to a private network for the CSPG on China Mobile’s 5G network.
“With this solution, CSPG’s service zones have been horizontally isolated from one another and vertically secured with a well-rounded authentication mechanism. This solution also allows China Mobile to open a variety of network capabilities to the CSPG, facilitating management based on rights and domains. Furthermore, it adapts to the various phases in power services by using different types of private networks, either WAN or LAN,” the company said.
Huawei said its 5G VPN technology has reshaped CSPG into a smart grid.
“Using the solution, CSPG has built the world’s first smart grid demo in the Shenzhen Greater Bay Area covering every power service phase, from transmission to transformation, distribution and consumption. CSPG, China Mobile and Huawei have also built and commercialized China’s largest smart grid demonstration area in Nansha, Guangzhou,” the company said.
The company expects the 5G network-powered smart grids technology will become essential to the energy industry as it ensures the efficiency and reliability of power supply while reducing costs.