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The Cisco Connected Grid

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The Cisco Connected Grid

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Building Today's Modern Grid

Cisco GridBlocks architecture provides a forward-looking view on how to integrate the electrical grid with a digital communications network. The architecture offers guidance on deployment of grid-specific applications, as well as providing a framework for designing and implementing comprehensive management and security solutions across the grid.

Primary benefits of the GridBlocks architecture include:

  • A flexible, modular approach that supports a phased utility transformation
  • An open standards-based vision of power delivery chain connectivity
  • A lower cost of ownership and new value creation by helping to enable new services and functional integration
  • A framework for developing custom grid modernization roadmaps for utilities well into the future

Cisco Connected Grid Portfolio (PDF - 2 MB)

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Cisco GridBlocks Reference Architecture Overview

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