The VSAT Advantage
The VSAT solution which is based on Satellite communication, is ideally suited for real-time transmission of data from multiple remote locations including remote power generation sites, substations and control centers for central processing. Additionally, a smart renewable energy network needs a network solution that facilitates large-scale integration into the grid. VSATs offer a much easier option for doing this from the perspective of deployment time, reliability, service consistency in remote locations as well as flexibility and cost-effective scalability as compared to the terrestrial networks.
A robust VSAT communication network facilitates operations optimization and real-time view of any irregularities, minimizing the inherent variability and unpredictability of renewable energy. This also helps in minimizing the power output risk due to the availability of real-time power statistics for visibility to the government and utility companies. Power losses due to a downtime on a peak power generation day can be done away with by assessing real-time sensor data.
An efficient energy network can be achieved only by a confluence of a healthy power network and robust communication network.