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Internet of Things Case Study: BC Hydro

Hydro utility builds foundation for powerful efficiencies and protection

As the main British Columbia electric distributor, BC Hydro provides 1.9 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers with energy. The hydro utility transformed to a digital business with Cisco connected networking, security, and smart grid solutions.

Summary

Challenges

  • Deliver reliable, high-quality services
  • Enable remote automation and monitoring
  • Connect applications over a common networking infrastructure

Solutions

Wireless

  • Cisco Wireless LAN Controller
  • Cisco Wireless Access Points

IoT System Management and Automation

  • Cisco IoT Field Network Director IoT System Physical and Cyber

Security

  • Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE)
  • Cisco ASA 5500-X Next-Generation

Firewalls

  • Cisco Secure Access Control Server

Outcomes

  • Increased data collection from once every two months to twice a day
  • Controlled power outages
  • Improved visibility for remote devices across the grid

What they're saying

"With near real-time access to distribution system data, we can.‚ÄĚreduce the number and duration of outages for our customers."

Sol Lancashire, Senior Telecom Architect,BC Hydro

Who is BC Hydro?

Industry: Electric utility

Location: Vancouver

Size: 5000 employees