New Corporate Partner September 2023

Cisco -

Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of utilities, business, education, government, and home communications. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make these networks possible, giving individuals, companies, and countries easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

Cisco provides Utility solutions that improve system efficiency, resiliency, and security for the changing environmental, consumer, and regulatory conditions that utilities are facing. Cisco’s leadership in intuitive networks, as well as its easy-to-use management tools, can streamline operations and reduce downtime and costs. In fact, Cisco has over 40,000 IoT customers and has been named number one in market share for industrial managed switches. Cisco supports the top Industrial Automation and Control System (IACS) protocols specific to utility applications, such as Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3), 61850, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and Profinet.

Cisco has proven IoT solutions for grid modernization including:

Distribution automation

Optimization of power distribution and restoration with voltage regulation. Improve service response/restoration, fault isolation, and OPEX costs.

Substation automation

Control and automate power-system devices at the substation with data from intelligent electronic devices.

Smart metering

Provide advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions to enable new business models and enhanced service offerings.

Renewable energy

Connect renewable distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar, wind, and battery storage, and integrate them into the grid.